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Guilt (Alex Delaware series, Book 28)

A compulsively intriguing psychological thriller

By Jonathan Kellerman

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In Guilt, the compelling novel from the No. 1 international bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, master detective Alex Delaware delves into the darkest of human compulsions as buried bodies begin to surface.

Gruesome secrets from the past turn into a dark and complex current case for psychologist Alex Delaware...

Guilt is a compelling and high-octane thriller from bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly.

'Ingenious and horrifying' - The Sunday Times

When a young couple takes possession of their dream home, they can't wait to remodel the neglected mansion. That is until they make a gruesome discovery of a rusted metal strongbox containing two rotting leather doctor's bags. And inside each bag, swaddled in sheets of sixty-year-old newspaper, lies a tiny human skeleton.

The case hits the media, and theories abound. The most likely culprit is a mysterious woman, employed as private nurse to wealthy L.A. families during World War Two. Lieutenant Milo Sturgis consults psychologist Alex Delaware for insight into the perpetrator's motives but the horror is just beginning...

Two more bags are discovered, but this time the infants inside have been dead less than a month. Is a copycat at work? Or is there a link between the two finds which goes back decades? By the time both cases close, Alex and Milo will have confronted unprecedented narcissism, cruelty, deceit and a cold but fiendish objectification of the human spirit that shakes both men to the core...

What readers are saying about Guilt:

'I couldn't put this book down. Such an intricate plot, full of twists and turns'

'A very smart and intriguing story'

'Five stars'

Biographical Notes

Jonathan Kellerman is the No. 1 international bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, BILLY STRAIGHT, THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, TWISTED and TRUE DETECTIVES. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored DOUBLE HOMICIDE and CAPITAL CRIMES. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD and THE GOLEM OF PARIS. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous non-fiction works. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar and Anthony Awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico and New York.

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Praise for Jonathan Kellerman: Ingenious and horrifying — The Sunday Times
Simply too good to miss — Stephen King
Suspenseful... neatly spun, fascinating — Philadelphia Daily News
Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix — Los Angeles Times
Exciting... a tour de force — New York Times
Spellbinding suspense... unforgettable — Houston Chronicle
Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying — Sunday Telegraph
Coolly intelligent — GQ
Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviour — Guardian
Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillers - he owns the genre — Detroit Free Press
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