Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limits like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman.
Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will love this story by the master of psychological suspense.
Dr. Alex Delaware first meets the beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase when asked to evaluate her five-year-old son.
Years later, Alex unexpectedly meets Zelda again when she is involuntarily admitted after a strange psychotic episode.
But tragedy strikes and shortly after her release, Zelda is found dead on the grounds of a palatial Los Angeles estate.
Having experienced more than enough of the dark side of the city to recognize the smell of evil, Alex turns to his friend, Lieutenant Milo Sturgis of the Los Angeles Police Department, for help in finding the perpetrator.
Meanwhile, Alex is involved in another search: the search for Zelda's missing son.
And when other victims disappear from the same luxury neighborhood, worry becomes terror.
As Alex struggles to reconstruct the brief rise and fall of a beautiful and talented actress, he and Milo unveil broken dreams, the corruption of a family and a grotesque betrayal of innocence.
With every devastating revelation and every damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged like never before - and his determination grows to see a caged killer and the truth released.
Ha transferido su experiencia como psicólogo clínico a más de una docena de novelas policíacas de mayor venta, incluyendo las series de Alex Delaware The Butcher's Theatre, The Conspiracy Club y Twisted, y la novela Missing (publicada en The Ideas Factory en 2007).
Junto con su esposa, la novelista Faye Kellerman, ha escrito los éxitos de librería Double Homicide y Capital Crimes.
Es autor de numerosos ensayos, cuentos, artículos científicos, dos libros infantiles y tres volúmenes de psicología.
Ha sido galardonado con los premios Samuel Goldwyn, EdgarAllan Poe y Anthony Boucher y nominado para un premio Shamus.