Bad Love (Alex Delaware, Book 8) by Jonathan Kellerman

By Jonathan Kellerman


It got here in a undeniable brown wrapper, no go back address—an audiocassette recording of a scary, soul-lacerating scream, through the sound of a childlike voice chanting: “Bad love. undesirable love. Don’t provide me the undesirable love.” For Alex Delaware the tape is the 1st intimation that he's approximately to go into a dwelling nightmare. Others quickly persist with: disquieting laughter echoing over a mobilephone line that unexpectedly is going useless, and a chilling act of trespass and vandalism. He has develop into the objective of a delicately orchestrated crusade of imprecise threats and intimidation speedily construction to a crescendo as harassment turns to terror, mischief to madness.
“A tremendous, roller-coaster experience . . . a assured page-turner.”—USA Today
With the aid of his buddy, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, Alex uncovers a sequence of violent deaths that can keep on with a diabolical trend. And if he fails to decipher the twisted good judgment of the stalker’s brain video games, Alex would be the subsequent to die.

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Scrabbles. She’s never done that before. ’ ‘Really’ Each of his words sounded clipped, bitten off. ‘Yah. ’ ‘Uh–huh. Well,’ he said, ‘you’re not really,’ he took another shuddering breath, ‘meant to bring horses’ – one more breath, wheezing – ‘into a kitchen garden,’ he told her. ’ ‘Sorry. ’ ‘I’m sorry? Oh, no. ’ She bit her lip again. All she’d been doing was taking a look round the old walled garden at the end of her ride round the estate and along the beach. She’d just got back from Spain and the first thing she’d wanted to do was take Scrabbles out for a hack.

Fielding thinks he sees his cousin nod. ‘So, some of us would like to at least give Spraint a proper fight. And you could help, Al. There are people – Jeez, my dad’s one – people who’d listen to you. Beryl? Great–Aunt Beryl? She’s always had a soft spot for you, hasn’t she? ’ ‘Yes. ’ Well, she sent me. This was her idea. ’ Alban looks at the other man. ’ ‘Yes,’ Fielding tells him. ’ ‘I keep telling you, that was different. That was about keeping the company going. ’ ‘Jesus, Al, you know what I mean.

Her gaze caught Alban’s, and they shared one of those rueful parents, eh? smiles. Back to Tango’s unlocked flat (these people live the US sitcom dream, where friends just wander into your apartment. Ha ha). From the living room, a voice Fielding doesn’t recognise is saying, ‘Whit are ye talkin’ aboot? ’ ‘No, but,’ Tango says, ‘what I’m sayin’ is, if ye’ve got a tattoo, ye canny take that off. So you’re never totally naked. ’ Ah see yer aff yer chump, that’s – Oh–aye, it’s Yakuza. ’ The new arrival proves to be a fat wee guy with hilariously long dark hair.

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