The Keeper (Dismas Hardy Series #15)

The Keeper (Dismas Hardy Series #15)

by John Lescroart
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The Keeper (Dismas Hardy Series #15) by John Lescroart

From New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing.

On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.

By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is none other than Hardy himself.

Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe Glitsky, to look into the case. At first it seems like the police might have it right; the Chases’ marriage was fraught with problems; Hal’s alibi is suspect; the life insurance policy on Katie was huge. But Glitsky’s mission is to identify other possible suspects, and there proves to be no shortage of them: Patti Orosco—rich, beautiful, dangerous, and Hal’s former lover; the still unknown person who had a recent affair with Katie; even Hal’s own step-mother Ruth, resentful of Katie’s gatekeeping against her grandchildren. And as Glitsky probes further, he learns of an incident at the San Francisco jail, where Hal works—only one of many questionable inmate deaths that have taken place there. Then, when Katie’s body is found not three blocks from the Chase home, Homicide arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he used to work, a place full of secrets he knows all too well.

Against this backdrop of conspiracy and corruption, ambiguous motives and suspicious alibis, an obsessed Glitsky closes in on the elusive truth. As other deaths begin to pile up he realizes, perhaps too late, that the next victim might be himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476709185
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Dismas Hardy Series , #15
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,243,752
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Lescroart is the author of over twenty-five novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ophelia Cut, The Keeper, The Fall, and Fatal. He lives in Northern California.


El Macero, California

Date of Birth:

January 14, 1948

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas


B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970

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The Keeper: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lescroart's books are page turners. A mystery writer who doesn't have to use vulgar language and detailed sex to put forth an interesting novel!
Sambenedict More than 1 year ago
One of his better recent efforts. Not necessarily as good as some of the early Hardy-Glitssky books(The Oath)being the last really great one), but still a good read as the familiar age maybe not so gracefully.
LeeNV More than 1 year ago
A little slow starting, but just picked up and got better and more complicated. You couldn't predict the end. Lescroat hasn't lost his touch. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy to report that this is a really good book, well written, complex yet plausable, just good writing. So many other author failures in the past few months had disheartened me. Thank you for the good story. Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short & sweet, AWESOME!!!!! Recommed to all!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky revue is as usual entertaining and enjoyable. The author still has a few tricks up his sleeve and managed to keep me guessing right up to the very end. Somehow though this book didn't seem the sparkle that I've come to expect and look for in this ongoing series. Give this book a good 3.5 stars. J M Lydon
GMony61 More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of twists and turns. Has many main characters so you don't know who the true focus of story will be. Highly recommend this, excellent read.
Suzy38Qkid More than 1 year ago
Have read all John Lescroart's Books. Very suspense filled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read. This book should have been at least 60 pages shorter though. I figured out who the culprit was by page 270 and, Sherlock Holmes, l'm not!!! Not a bad read. This work could have been 60 pages shorter, it became very tedious in places, causing loss of focus and interest. Also, I was able to figure out the culprit by page 270 and Sherlock Holmes I'm not!!!
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JackDaniels More than 1 year ago
If you love the Hardy series you will love this book.
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Mikeeman More than 1 year ago
Tedium to a new level .Quit reading about 30% through.  Definitely  a "paid by the word" effort  by the author.  He won't get me again.  My  resolve it to"DISMISS DISMUS"!!  Goodbye Mr. Lescroat!!!!
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snowyowl49855 More than 1 year ago
Loved it, very enjoyable and suspenseful read!