Billy Straight

Billy Straight

A Novel

Paperback - 1999
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A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns--from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice--he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth--where a killer seems right at home. . . .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine House, 1999.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books Domestic ed.
ISBN: 9780345413864
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 18 cm.


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UglyPeg Mar 28, 2016

If you like Jonathan Kellerman, you will want to read this one. I could not put it down and thought I had it figured out several times. No way--the ending surprised me. Loved his characters and think it was one of his better stories.

Apr 07, 2009

Billy Straight is the first J. Kellerman book I've read, and worth every minute. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The plot races along with no extraneous filler or fluff. Kellerman embeds a few subtle clues as to who the antagonist is - so now when I read more of his books I'll pay closer attention and maybe figure out who the villain is before the end.


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