Unnatural History opening lines: When I go to crime scenes, I’m ready to focus on terrible things. I end up at crime scenes because my best friend, a homicide lieutenant, thinks I have something to offer on the cases he calls “different”.
Adonis Klement is the wealthy son of an extremely wealthy recluse. He has taken an interest in the unhomed as his work as a photographer. But Donny ends up dead in his studio and Milo feels there is more to it than a random shooting. He and Alex are convinced of this when more people related to the project end up dead. But is it the series called wishes that is the reason behind the murders, or is something more sinister at play?
When Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and Psychologist Alex Delaware are called to the scene of a converted LA industrial building with a man brutally murdered inside, it sets off their most complex case yet.The victim had recently received rave media attention for his latest photography project: images of homeless people living their ‘dreams’. However, some saw this elaborately costumed project as nothing more than exploitation.Did anger turn to murder? Or do the roots of violence reach down to the victim’s family – a clan, sired by an elusive billionaire?As new murders arise, Alex and Milo look into the unsettling case, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they’ve ever faced.
I am a huge Jonathan Kellerman fan and can highly recommend this 38th installment of the Alex Delaware books. On the plus side, you do not have to have read any of the previous novels to follow a thread. But like me, you may become hooked on Alex’s life and go back and read the books from the beginning.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
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