When the estranged wife of TV superstar cop Cart Ramsey is found murdered in a Los Angeles car park, detectives Petra Connor and Stu Bishop place the ex-husband as number one suspect. But there was a witness, Billy Straight, a homeless boy now too scared to come forward with his evidence.
Lisa, the estranged wife of TV superstar cop Cart Ramsey, is found murdered in a Los Angeles park. She'd divorced him for cruelty and the detectives on the case, Petra Connor and Stu Bishop, immediately elevate him to No 1 suspect. But a thorough investigation of the scene reveals that there was probably a witness to the killing. Reading the evidence on the ground Petra and Stu believe it is a homeless man, but in fact it is a homeless boy - Billy Straight. He knows he has vital evidence, but he is too scared of being returned to his former existence to come forward. As Billy battles with his conscience, Petra and Stu have plenty of other leads to follow and a dual narrative of stunning complexity and suspense develops until they eventually combine into a single crescendo of tension. Jonathan Kellerman has produced a thriller which is genuinely unputdownable.
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Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Kellerman's plotting is as ingenious as ever, with the narrative adding layers of complexity to what is already a dramatic whodunnit. EXPRESS BILLY STRAIGHT is a well-balanced vessel slipping easily between presentation of its character s' private lives and the ones they enact in the glare of the media. TLS In a world that is a fickle as a movie producer's promise, Petra Connor emerges as the embodiment of the kind of noble warrior that they are not supposed to make any more. EXPRESS
About Jonathan Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, and their four children. He was a child psychologist before becoming a full-time novelist.
Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman
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