By Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware reveals terror within the middle of paradise during this relentlessly sinister novel via America's leading author of mental suspense, the writer of ten successive New York Times bestsellers. 3 months in paradise, all bills paid. It's a call for participation Alex Delaware can't refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a respected scientist and philanthropist at the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his domestic to aid him arrange his papers for publication-- a gentle workload leaving Alex lots of time to take pleasure in a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.
Quickly, although, secretive houseguests, scary nocturnal viewers, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white
The instances Moreland chooses to share--a sufferer pushed to insanity by way of a merciless, unspeakable act; a guy who succumbed 40 years in the past to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a tender lady, brutally murdered, whose mutilated physique used to be stumbled on at the seashore simply six months before-- appear unconnected. And but Alex can't support thinking about what the great medical professional is attempting to inform him...and what Moreland's genuine cause of inviting him to Aruk is.
As Alex probes--with a bit long-distance support from his buddy LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he involves think the reply lies hidden someplace on Moreland's colossal property. but whilst he eventually discovers the reality, the revelation should be extra surprising than he may have imagined. and it'll come too past due to stem the tide of violence that threatens in charge and blameless alike at the stunning misplaced island of Aruk.
Once back, together with his remarkable characterizations and rapid-fire speed, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the limits of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a unique that transfixes from first web page to final.