By Jonathan Kellerman
and Jesse Kellerman
Coming September 21, 2021!
“Intriguing… the bestselling Kellermans provide food for thought along with a tidy mystery”
Things get personal for Deputy Coroner Clay Edison when a murder hits close to home in this riveting, emotional thriller from the bestselling father-son team who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King).
A raging wildfire. A massive blackout. A wealthy man shot to death in his palatial hilltop home.
For Clay Edison, it’s all in a day’s work. As a deputy coroner, caring for the dead, he speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. He prides himself on an unflinching commitment to the truth. Even when it gets him into trouble.
Then, while working the murder scene, Clay is horrified to discover a link to his brother, Luke. Horrified. But not surprised. Luke is fresh out of prison and struggling to stay on the straight and narrow.
And now he’s gone AWOL.
The race is on for Clay to find him before anyone else can. Confronted with Luke’s legacy of violence, Clay is forced to reckon with his own suspicions, resentments, and loyalties. Is his brother a killer? Or could he be the victim in all of this, too?
This is Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman at their most affecting and page-turning—a harrowing collision of family, revenge, and murder.
Praise for the father-son writing team of Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
“Brilliant, page-turning fiction . . . I spent three days totally lost in the world Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have created. . . . A rare collaboration where the sum is truly greater than the parts . . . an extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery.”—Stephen King, on The Golem of Hollywood
“Two masters of psychological suspense weave a sprawling contemporary whodunit. . . . A witty, propulsive, and frequently chilling read.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on The Golem of Hollywood
“Beyond the mystery, the Kellermans touch on big themes here, from climate change and politics to the sometimes-tenuous yet surprisingly elastic bonds of family.” —BookPage