A Measure of Darkness

A Measure of Darkness

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"From the bestselling father-son team who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King) comes the second installment in crime fiction's most intriguing new series. It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. 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. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy. Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined. Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399594632
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kellerman, Jesse - Author


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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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