A gripping new thriller from the Number One New York Times bestselling master of suspense.
All it took was one wild party and four counts of murder to introduce psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to their grisliest and most baffling case ever.
A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an extravagant party, wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day there isn’t a soul to be seen, until a hired cleaner finds a super-stretch limo, sitting in the driveway. While this might not be odd for a millionaire’s mansion, what is odd is that it is unlocked, with four bodies inside it. Nothing links the victims together. Each has been killed in a different way.
As Alex and Milo struggle to make sense of the mass slaying, they are also struggling to keep the event out of the media – an almost impossible task when more brutal and horrifying murders happen. As they meet with countless people, almost everyone becomes a suspect in this terrifying tale. In order to catch the killer before further devastation occurs Alex and Milo will be forced to confront a level of evil that nothing can prepare them for.
Jonathan Kellerman is a crime writing genius, well evidenced by his writing of over 40 crime novels, including the others in the Alex Delaware series. However, while this is part of a series, it reads perfectly well as a standalone novel. Kellerman weaves in enough familiarity between the characters that you know they’ve worked together for a long time, but doesn’t rely on the reader knowing everything about their history. It was the perfect introduction to the Alex Delaware series, and to Kellerman as an author, but long-time fans will also be delighted by this newest addition.
Reading this novel is like watching the best crime show you have ever seen. It zooms along, from one suspect interrogation to the next, and as Alex and Milo discover more about the case, you can’t help but become invested and start to figure out whodunnit! The twists, turns and red herrings will keep you guessing until the very end, and you won’t see the final twist coming until you’re right in the middle of it. The Museum of Desire was the perfect weekend read, punchy, gripping and entirely consuming.