Therapy (Alex Delaware, Book 18) by Jonathan Kellerman
By Jonathan Kellerman
In the back of the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely lovers' lane within the hills of la, a tender couple lies murdered in a motor vehicle. every one sufferer bears a unmarried gunshot wound to the top. although the feminine is still unidentified, her male spouse has a name-Gavin Quick-and a bothered previous that had landed him on a therapist's sofa.
It's there, on universal turf, that psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hopes to discover very important clues. And that suggests going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a celeb psychologist who fiercely guards the privateness of her consumers . . . alive or lifeless. As Delaware follows a series of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously in the course of the career he proposal he knew, he'll go into territory even he by no means dreamed of treading.
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All of it was from 49 IKEA apart from the two comfortable and extravagant armchairs and a small end table—a concession to my upbringing, she liked to say. She would sit reading in one of the armchairs with her feet tucked underneath her when she wanted to get away from the desk. Blomkvist looked down on Götgatan, where people were hurrying by in the dark. Christmas shopping was in full swing. “I suppose it’ll pass,” he said. ” “Yes, I can imagine. It’s the same for all of us. ” Mikael shook his head.
I can’t answer that. ” She shrugged. “It’s not my place to decide. I work for Herr Armansky, and he decides what jobs he wants to assign to me. ” “Let me put it this way . . ” Armansky nodded. “I don’t know anything about this particular matter, but I do know beyond any doubt that in other situations Wen- t h e g i r l w i t h t h e d r a g o n tat t o o nerström has acted dishonestly. ” The conversation had taken an unexpected turn, and Armansky was instantly on the alert. What Frode was asking was for Milton Security to poke around in a case that had already been concluded.
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