Jonathan Kellerman's character of Alex Delaware is very well developed. You care about him and know that he will do what it takes to help his patients. In this story a former patient, who was just seven years old when he first worked with her, is needing his help again...not for herself, but her agrophobic mother, a beautiful woman haunted by demons from her past. As the story develops, the reader is drawn into a world of terror that reaches a chilling conclusion. A real page-turner!!
A really intelligent psychological thriller about a child psychologist assisting a former patient locate her missing mother before the monster that assaulted and maimed them 20 years before can strike again.
Alex Delaware once again to the rescue, this time of one of his former patients, a young girl who called a help line at age 7. Now 18, she needs Delaware's help again, to deal with a fear that's all too real. A late-night page-turner - don't start it if you have to get up early!
I read this book a couple years ago, during my Jonathan Kellerman phase. The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. Its been 11 years since 7 yr old Melissa dialed the hospital for comfort and therapy with Alex.Now the lovely young heiress is deperately calling for the psychologist's help again. This time it looks like her childhood nightmare is coming true.
"A GUT-WRENCHING SCENARIO...MIGHT WELL BE KELLERMAN'S FINEST." --Booklist
The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. It is eleven years since seven-year-old Melissa Dickinson dialed a hospital help line for comfort--and found it in therapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely young heiress is desperately colling for the psycologist's help once more. Only this time it looks like Melissa's deepest childhood nightmare is really coming true...
"A PAGE-TURNER FROM BEGINNING TO END." --Los Angeles Times
Twenty years ago, Gina Dickinson, Meliss'a mother suffered a grisly assault that left the budding actress irreparably scarred and emotionally crippled. Now her acid-wielding assailant is out of prison and back in L.A.--and Melissa is terrified that the monster has returned to hurt Gina again.
"VIVIDLY REALISTIC...EXPLORES THE SUBJEST WITH HAUNTING EMOTIONAL POWER." --Digby Diehl, Playboy
But before Alex Delaware can even begin to soothe his former patient's fear, Gina, a recluse for twenty years, disappers. And now, unless Delaware turns crack detective to uncover the truth, Gina Dickinson will be just one more victim of a cold fury that has already spawned madness--and murder.
This was a real page turner. One of those books where you think you know who did it and how, but then it throws a few more twists at you. It was a really great read, to say the least. A little slow to start out, though. Once the story really started to unfold though... wow.
The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. It is eleven years since seven-year-old Melissa Dickinson dialed the hospital help line for comfort--and found it in therapy with Alex. Now the lovely young heiress is desperately calling for the psychologist's help once more. Only this time it looks like Melissa's deepest childhood nightmare is really coming true.