The Murderer's Daughter
Ballantine, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
e is one of the masters of the psychological thriller and every time Jonathan Kellerman releases a new novel it quickly finds its way onto the national best seller lists.
t has been five years since the popular author has written a stand-alone novel, but Kellerman's many fans will find the wait was worth it as they read this deeply troubling story about a psychologist, Grace Blades, whose own emotional scars help her assist those with tormented psyches.
hen she was just five years old, Grace was present when her parents were killed and although she was then raised by a loving couple, the terrible trauma of this event never was completely was vanquished.
he mind altering episode of her childhood resurfaces when Grace discovers that she actually knows her latest patient, which creates some insurmountable complications.
hen he is murdered, the psychologist comes to regret refusing to assist the young man. Trying to cope with the guilt and some of the secrets she harbors, Grace launches her own investigation into the young man's death and, in doing so, opens Pandora's Box with deadly consequences.
f you are a Kellerman fan or enjoy psychological thrillers, you'll find this novel set in the San Francisco Bay Area a very entertaining read.
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