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Silent Partner (1989)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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Alex Del. child psych. good

Pg 132. Borderline Personality Disorder — therapist's nightmare. They never get better — they look normal - hold job - excelling — Constant tightrope between madness + sanity — unable to form relationships. Never free from a deep sense of worthlessness + rage that spills over into self-destruction. They're the chronically depressed, determinedly addicted, compulsively divorced, living one emotional disaster to the next. Egos fragile. Play roles — anyone but themselves. Crave intimacy but repel when found.

At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon's life--a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich, into the dark closets of a family's disturbing past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.
  christinejoseph | Apr 15, 2016 |
Psychologist Alex Delaware runs into his graduate school love, and she's in trouble. Estranged from Robin, his long-time girlfriend, he is tempted to meet Sharon when she says she's in trouble and wants to meet. He thinks better of it later, and calls to cancel. The next day, it's reported that Sharon committed suicide. Guilt is the impetus to dig deeper, and he uncovers more than he ever imagined. ( )
  wareagle78 | Feb 4, 2015 |
Psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hunts for clues to the death of an old flame, Sharon Ransom, a search that takes him through California 's wealthy enclaves and one family's dark past.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Poorly conceived and written; strains belief. Coincidence abounds. ( )
  dianaleez | Mar 4, 2013 |
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If the rich could hire the poor to die for them,

the poor would make a very nice living.

      —Yiddish saying
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Special thanks to

Steve Rubin, Beverly Lewis,

Stuart Vener

David Aftergood, and Al Katz
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I've always hated parties and, under normal circumstances, never would have attended the one on Saturday.
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In simple terms, the subconscious is a psychic storage bin. That part of our mind where we put experiences and feelings we don't want to deal with. When our defenses are down, the bin tips over and some of the stored material spills out -- dreams, fantasies, seemingly irrational or even self-destructive behaviors that we call symptoms
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345460685, Mass Market Paperback)

The bestselling author of When The  Bough Breaks, Blood Test,  and Over The Edge delivers the  most stunning novel yet and featuring  psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a  controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex  encounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, an  exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more  than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he  desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The  next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by  guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of  Sharon's life--a journey that will take him through  the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich,  into the dark closets of a family's disturbing  past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind,  where childhood terrors still hold sway.

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