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Published by Headline, 18
August 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4722-06572
Grace Blades is a very well respected doctor of psychology but she
leads a double life. After her daily sessions with patients she likes to head off
to bars or hotel lounges to pick up men just for the sex and strictly one night
One day into her therapy room comes a man she recently
picked up. As they had both given false names each is as shocked as the other
when he walks in.
As the story unfolds Grace's traumatic childhood is
revealed, when she was five and a half years old, she witnessed her parents'
murder and suicide. Thereafter she was placed with several different foster
Grace comes to realise that the patient she recently had
sex with has connections to her past and when he is murdered she sets about
trying to find out why. This leads to her being followed and very nearly
All her life she has had to live by her wits and this
stands her in good stead to survive the many attempts on her life. The action builds nicely and ends on a very
I am a great fan of Jonathan Kellerman, he can always
be relied upon to write an absorbing psychological thriller and The Murderer's Daughter is no exception.
From beginning to end I wondered how Grace would come through each traumatic
episode in her life and for her to make it as a doctor of psychology shows
determination and character.
I found myself silently cheering her on and when the
book reached such a satisfying ending I actually cried out a triumphant “YES”!
was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles. He helped work
his way through UCLA as an editorial cartoonist, columnist, editor and
freelance musician. As a senior, at the age of 22, he won a Samuel Goldwyn
Writing Award for fiction.Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware,
Jonathan received at Ph.D. in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in
the treatment of children. He served internships in clinical psychology and
pediatric psychology at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and was a
post-doctoral HEW Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at CHLA.In 1975,
Jonathan was asked by the hospital to conduct research into the psychological
effects of extreme isolation (plastic bubble units) on children with cancer,
and to coordinate care for these kids and their families. The success of that
venture led to the establishment, in 1977 of the Psychosocial Program, Division
of Oncology, the first comprehensive approach to the emotional aspects of
pediatric cancer anywhere in the world. Jonathan was asked to be founding
director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of
behavioral medicine. Decades later, the program, under the tutelage of one of
Jonathan’s former students, continues to break ground. In 1985, Jonathan’s
first novel, When the Bough Breaks, was published
to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times
bestseller. Since then, Jonathan has published a best-selling crime novel every
year, and occasionally, two a year. Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist
Faye Kellerman and they
have four children.
have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I play
the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love is
cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for
plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.