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Inhaltsangabe: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From thecreator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour de force standalone novel that illustrates perfectly why Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller ( People).
A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace s harrowing past returns with a vengeance.
Both Grace and her newest patient are stunned when they recognize each other from a recent encounter. Haunted by his bleak past, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is desperate for Grace s renowned therapeutic expertise and more than willing to ignore their connection. And while Grace is tempted to explore his case, which seems to eerily echo her grim early years, she refuses a decision she regrets when a homicide detective appears on her doorstep.
An evil she thought she d outrun has reared its head again, but Grace fears that a police inquiry will expose her double life. Launching her own personal investigation leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped craving for power forces Grace back into the chaos and madness she d long ago fled.
Praise for The Murderer s Daughter
[A] taut thriller . . . with the richness and resonance of literary fiction. Washington Independent Review of Books
A stunning page-turner with a truly fascinating femme fatale at its fast-beating heart . . . packed with ingenious, razor-sharp plotting, mesmerizing mind games and nail-biting suspense. Yorkshire Evening Post
A tight, fast-paced narrative [with] a brilliant, kick-ass heroine. Library Journal
Kellerman doesn t let off-the-charts genius Grace become one-dimensional. Her backstory and challenge to fit in, even into adulthood, are an engaging part of this satisfying mystery, which, though billed as a stand-alone, could certainly make a spin-off series. Booklist
An amazing tale of survival and adaptability in the face of neglect and murder. RT Book Reviews
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
Kellerman s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix. Los Angeles Times
Kellerman doesn t just write psychological thrillers he owns the genre. Detroit Free Press"
From the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour-de-force novel that introduces an unforgettable new heroine and illustrates perfectly why ?Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller? ( People).
Brilliant, beautiful, and stunningly effective, psychologist Dr. Grace Blades has a special gift for treating troubled souls and healing tormented psyches?perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars. Only five years old when she witnessed her parents die in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her towering intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But as an adult, Grace?s accomplished professional life vies with a covert, high-risk dark side, played out harrowingly. And when Grace?s two worlds shockingly converge, her past returns with a vengeance.
The crisis begins when the busy therapist encounters a new patient whose own bleak past seems to eerily echo her own grim childhood. But there?s a complication: she?s met Andrew Toner before, under bizarre circumstances, and must refuse to treat him. Thinking that this is the last she?ll hear of the young man, Grace is stunned to learn he was murdered soon after leaving her office, a vicious crime that leads a homicide investigation to her doorstep.
Shaken by the killing and fearing exposure of her double life, Grace sets out to probe the crime herself. But when she stumbles on the dead man?s true identity, a horrifying chapter from her childhood is violently reawakened, forcing her to confront a decades-old act of evil that cries out for retribution. Suddenly stalked by vicious predators, Grace must draw upon the fierce will to survive that has powered her entire life, while facing down her darkest personal demons.
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
?Kellerman?s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.? ?Los Angeles Times
?Kellerman doesn?t just write psychological thrillers?he owns the genre.? ?Detroit Free Press
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