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By Jonathan Kellerman

At a celebration for a debatable la intercourse therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his personal past—Sharon Ransom, a gorgeous, eye-catching lover who left him unexpectedly greater than a decade prior. Sharon now tricks that she desperately wishes support, yet Alex evades her. day after today she is useless, an obvious suicide.
“A complicated and haunting tale of tangled personalities, deeply buried family members secrets and techniques, and of violence mendacity thinly lower than the skin . . . hits the reader correct among the eyes.”—Los Angeles instances booklet Review
pushed through guilt and unhappiness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon’s life—a trip that might take him throughout the excitement palaces of California’s ultrarich, into the alleyways of the brain, the place youth terrors nonetheless carry sway.

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No longer faraway from right here. ” “Neighbor? ” “Invited visitor. My identify is Alex Delaware. Dr. Delaware. ” “One minute. ” He walked to the field, picked up the phone, and spoke. exchanging the receiver, he acknowledged “One minute. ” back, and ran to open the doorways of a white stretch Lincoln. I waited, regarded round. anything brown and prevalent stuck my eye: a very pathetic motor vehicle driven to the facet of the line, clear of the others. Quarantined. effortless to work out why: a scabrous Chevy station wagon of senile classic, rust-pocked and clotted with lumpy patches of primer. Its tires wanted air; its rear compartment was once filled with rolled garments, footwear, cardboard cartons, fast-food bins, and crumpled paper cups. at the tailgate window used to be a yellow, diamond-shaped decal: MUTANTS ON BOARD. I smiled, then spotted that the clunker have been located in a fashion that avoided go out. A rating of automobiles must be moved so as to unfastened it. A fashionably skinny middle-aged coupled climbed out of the white Lincoln and have been escorted to the gate via the bearded valet. He positioned the outsized key within the slot, punched a code, and one iron door swung open. Slipping via, I the couple onto a sloping force paved with black bricks formed like fish scales. As I walked prior him, the valet acknowledged, “Hey,” yet with out enthusiasm, and made no attempt to prevent me. while the gate had closed after him, I pointed to the Chevy and acknowledged, “That brown station wagon—let me inform you anything approximately it. ” He got here up subsequent to the wrought iron. “Yes? What? ” “That vehicle is owned by means of the richest man at this social gathering. deal with it well—he’s been identified to offer large counsel. ” He swiveled his head and stared on the station wagon. i started strolling. whilst I seemed again he used to be taking part in musical vehicles, making a clearing round the Chevy. 100 yards previous the gate the eucalyptus gave solution to open skies above a golfing course-quality garden trimmed to stubble. The grass used to be flanked through ramrod columns of barbered Italian cypress and beds of perennials. The outer reaches of the grounds were bulldozed into hillocks and valleys. the top of the mounds have been on the farthest reaches of the valuables, capped via solitary black pines and California junipers pruned to appear windswept. The fish-scale force humped. From over the crest got here the sound of music—a string part enjoying anything baroque. As I neared the pinnacle I observed a tall previous guy wearing butler’s livery strolling towards me. “Dr. Delaware, sir? ” His accessory fell someplace among London and Boston; his good points have been tender, beneficiant, and pouchy. His free epidermis was once the colour of canned salmon. Tufts of cornsilk rotated a sun-browned dome. A white carnation graced his buttonhole. Jeeves, out of crucial casting. “Yes? ” “I’m Ramey, Dr. Delaware, simply coming to get you, sir. Please forgive the inconvenience, sir. ” “No challenge. i assume the valets aren’t built to accommodate pedestrians. ” We stepped over the crest. My eye used to be drawn towards the horizon. towards a dozen peaks of eco-friendly copper tile roof, 3 tales of white stucco and eco-friendly shutters, columned porticoes, balustered balconies and verandas, arched doorways and fanlight home windows.

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