Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Paperback - 1988
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When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before--and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn't five years ago. And when he peers into a family's troubled history and Jamey's brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamie over the edge--or else someone is getting away with murder.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1988.
ISBN: 9780451152190
Branch Call Number: F KEL
Characteristics: 433 pages ;,18 cm.


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May 11, 2015

Mystery, about a psychologist who suspects something is wrong when he is assigned to treat a former student of his - who is suspected of being a serial killer - for psychosis. The novel takes us into a labyrinth of a family land grab between the boy and his aunt and uncle and involve a host of psychotic drugs that someone may or may not be forcefully injecting the boy with to keep dark secrets at bay. Good serial novel by Kellerman but in the end he tell you the specifics instead of you figuring it out yourself. In the end it wasn't very spectacular.

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