The murderer's daughter : a novel / Jonathan Kellerman.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Grace Blades is a master psychologist, respected by her peers and adored by her patients. She is hardworking and highly competent, a model of self-control. But in private, Grace indulges a secret thrill-seeking darkness, pursuing danger as an escape from the regimented life she's established. Closing her eyes as she flies down the Los Angeles freeway or targeting a stranger in a hotel bar for an anonymous moment of passion, Grace craves the rush. Order by day, danger by night - the double life helps her cope with memories of a traumatic childhood, in which Grace saw her mother stab her abusive father before turning the knife on herself. But her two worlds collide when a new patient turns out to be her random conquest from the night before. He pleads for her to take him on anyway, claiming a unique connection with the foster father who raised her. She refuses. The next day, his body is found by police with only her business card to identify him. Suddenly, Grace is plunged into a web of danger and deceit that will draw her back into the dark past she fought so hard to leave behind"-- Provided by publisher.
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      9780345545312 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
      0345545311 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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      KELLERMAN, J. The murderer’s daughter : a novel. [s.l.] : Ballantine Books, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 nov. 2019.
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      Kellerman J. The Murderer’s Daughter : A Novel. Ballantine Books; 2015. Accessed November 21, 2019.
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      Kellerman, J. (2015). The murderer’s daughter : a novel. Ballantine Books. Retrieved from
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. 2015. The Murderer’s Daughter : A Novel. Ballantine Books.
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      Kellerman, J. (2015) The murderer’s daughter : a novel. Ballantine Books. Available at: (Accessed: 21 November 2019).
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. The Murderer’s Daughter : A Novel. Ballantine Books, 2015. EBSCOhost,
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. The Murderer’s Daughter : A Novel. Ballantine Books, 2015.
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Booklist Reviews 2015 August #1

In his latest, Kellerman introduces psychologist Grace Blades. A former student of series shrink Alex Delaware, Grace specializes in helping people who are struggling to move beyond a tragic loss. Grace knows a lot about loss—she saw her father kill her mother when she was five years old, and spent much of her young life shuttling between foster homes. The past comes back to visit her when a recently murdered patient turns out to be one of the boys who shared her final foster home. Chapters from Grace's troubled childhood and eventual rescue by a psychologist who recognized her incredible intellect complement the chapters describing her dogged and dangerous search for the killer. Kellerman doesn't let off-the-charts genius Grace become one-dimensional. Her backstory and challenge to fit in, even into adulthood, are an engaging part of this satisfying mystery, which, though billed as a stand-alone, could certainly make a spin-off series. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 December #1

Kellerman's latest is a stand-alone, but don't worry, Alex Delaware fans; he makes a cameo appearance. Grace Blades is a supremely cool and competent psychologist by day and a thriller seeker by night who relieves the stress of her job and some awful childhood memories by doing crazy things like picking up men in bars. It's bad news when a one-night stand appears at her office and subsequently ends up dead.

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PW Reviews 2015 June #5

Many readers will struggle to sympathize with Grace Blades, the protagonist of this standalone with an improbable plot from bestseller Kellerman (Motive), after a flashback opening that shows five-year-old Grace living in a trailer park, neglected by her parents, and forced at a young age to forage. Grace overcame those horrific circumstances and is now, at 34, a highly regarded psychotherapist in L.A. Even though she's independently wealthy, Grace doesn't accept insurance or allow her patients to pay on a sliding scale. She has a reckless side, which she indulges in one-night flings with strangers. To her shock, one of those hookups becomes a new patient, Andrew Toner, who traveled from out of state to see her. Soon afterward, he's found murdered, and Grace turns sleuth after figuring out that he was using an alias. Readers should be prepared for some florid prose ("the ocean to the west a series of gray-cresting waves on black satin, the mountains to the east an endless chocolate bar"). (Aug.)

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