A Measure of Darkness

A Measure of Darkness

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King).

"As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait. . . . The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison."-- The New York Times Book Review

Former star basketball player Clay Edison is busy. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications.

Then the phone rings in the dead of night.

A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos.

For Clay and his fellow coroners, it's the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. What begins as a community tragedy soon becomes lurid fodder for social media.

Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emerges--one victim's death doesn't match the others. Brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID, and left to die: She is Jane Doe, a human question mark. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice.

Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling past--and brings him right into the line of fire.

Praise for A Measure of Darkness

"Edison is an interesting protagonist, a good man for whom finding the truth is more important than anything else, including his own safety. He's gentle and strong, compassionate and ruthless, methodical and impulsive. A strong sequel to Crime Scene that will leave readers wanting to see more of Edison." -- Booklist
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2018.
ISBN: 9780399594649
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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May 06, 2020

This was not the best but still an enjoyable read.

Nov 28, 2019

disappointed, rambling plot, verbose

Oct 08, 2018

Clay Edison is not as much fun nor as good a character as Alex Delaware, the other series by Jonathan Kellerman, but the comparison is probably meaningless. This second book in the Clay Edison series is a good read and a fun mystery.

Oct 06, 2018

Tedious. Never expected to describe a Kellerman book that way, but this one is a dud. It’s disjointed. The characters are shallow and not especially likable, not even the so-called protagonist. Frankly, I wanted them all to die and put me out of my misery.

Sep 17, 2018

A lot better than the last one. Writing not so clunky, but still too many characters with detailed storylines so far apart that by the time you get back to them you've forgotten who they were.

Aug 11, 2018

The son is not as good as the dad.

Aug 06, 2018

i was so happy to see this collaboration again and was hoping this would be a series. as always i am never let down by the Kellermans. very much looking forward to the next installment:)

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