Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody's parents, members of a cult called 'The Touchers', are not only refusing the treatment, they're also threatening to remove him from the hospital.
Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.
'Exciting...a tour de force'Alex Delaware returns in Blood Test - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review
, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today
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Woody Swope is seriously ill. Treatment is possible, but it will be painful. But his parents, members of a peculiar sect, threaten to remove him from hospital. Then Woody disappears - and so do his parents, leaving their motel suite blood-stained.
Alex Delaware, a burned-out child psychologist, is brought onto the case. And the truth is to prove stranger than he could ever have imagined...
'Exciting... a tour de force' NEW YORK TIMES