|Devil's Waltz (1993) [Novel]|
by Jonathan Kellerman
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Series: Alex Delaware Series, the
The doctors call it Munchausen by proxy; the terrifying disorder that causes parents to induce illness in their own children. Now, in his most frightening case, Dr. Alex Delaware may have to prove that a child's own mother or father is making her sick.
Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is called to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.
Then a physician in the hospital is brutally murdered. A shadowy death is revealed. And Alex and his friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis have only hours to uncover the link between these shocking events and the fate of an innocent child.
Original title: Devil's Waltz
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense