Jonathan Kellerman

The Burning
  • The Burning

  • Things get personal for Deputy Coroner Clay Edison when a murder and kidnapping hit too close to home in this riveting, emotional thriller from the bestselling father-son team who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King).

    Take care of the decedent's body. Determine the manner of death. Notify the next of kin. These are all things Clay Edison must keep in mind on the job. But there are other things on his mind, like his family, especially his brother, Luke, recently released from prison and struggling to stay on the straight and narrow. But when a wealthy couple is murdered and Clay discovers his brother's car in their garage, he finds himself struggling to differentiate between his suspicions, resentments, and instincts, all of which begin to get the better of him when he can't find Luke.

    Clay's torturous struggle between his family and the truth might just lead him down the wrong path. Could his brother be capable of murder? Or could he be the victim in all of this, too?

    This is Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman at their most affecting and page-turning. Clay will be pushed the brink and back, as he discovers that even the most harrowing or grisly cases don't hold a candle to the ones that strike the heart of your own family.

Jonathan Kellerman is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of more than forty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer's Daughter. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored Crime Scene, The Golem of Hollywood, and The Golem of Paris. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. For more information please visit:

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