The Keeper: A Novel

The Keeper: A Novel

John Lescroart


From big apple instances bestselling writer John Lescroart, a riveting novel that includes Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky at the hunt for clues a couple of girl who has long past missing.

On the night ahead of Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a safeguard within the San Francisco County penal complex, drives to the airport to choose up his step-brother for the weekend. after they go back, Hal’s spouse, Katie, has disappeared with no clue.

By the time Dismas Hardy hears approximately this, Katie has been lacking for 5 days. The case moves on the subject of domestic simply because Katie have been seeing Hardy’s spouse, a wedding counselor. through this time, the unique lacking people case has develop into a suspected murder, and Hal is the top suspect. And the legal professional he desires for his safeguard is none except Hardy himself.

Hardy calls on his pal, former murder detective Abe Glitsky, to appear into the case. first and foremost it sort of feels just like the police may need it correct; the Chases’ marriage was once fraught with difficulties; Hal’s alibi is suspect; the existence insurance coverage on Katie was once large. yet Glitsky’s undertaking is to spot different attainable suspects, and there proves to be no scarcity of them: Patti Orosco—rich, attractive, risky, and Hal’s former lover; the nonetheless unknown one that had a contemporary affair with Katie; even Hal’s personal step-mother Ruth, envious of Katie’s gatekeeping opposed to her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes extra, he learns of an incident on the San Francisco reformatory, the place Hal works—only one of the questionable inmate deaths that experience taken position there. Then, while Katie’s physique is located no longer 3 blocks from the Chase domestic, murder arrests Hal and he unearths himself an inmate within the very reformatory the place he used to paintings, a spot filled with secrets and techniques he is familiar with all too well.

Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous causes and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in at the elusive fact. As different deaths start to pile up he realizes, maybe too overdue, that the subsequent sufferer may be himself.

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