Kellerman, Jonathan

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case--and draw out the disturbing truth.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2013
ISBN: 0345505735
Characteristics: 378 pages ;,25 cm


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Aug 19, 2013
  • wilqser rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Whodunit involving two buried infant bodies in unmarked graves and a runner who is found stabbed. Are the crimes related?
The story takes a detective and a psychologist to follow the clues, interview people to come to their conclusion. A little bit hard to read because of the Author's style of writing and so it took longer. Would have a hard time reading the author again.

Aug 13, 2013
  • doylej rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I've been disappointed lately by a lot of my go-to authors, so I was so happy to read such a solid entry in the Alex Delaware series. I was also pleasantly surprised that this one came with a twist at the end that took me by surprise. The writing was, as always, excellent; relationships and interplay between Alex, Milo, and Robin were perfect as well. Blanche was an unexpectedly great sidekick.

Also, some of the recent books in this series (or at least the ones I've read recently) have been on the gorier and creepier side. Despite its beginning, this one didn't end up being too much of either of those, which was refreshing. A definite recommend from me.

Jul 06, 2013
  • cmb8 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

not his best-

May 23, 2013
  • toby65 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

About average for this series. I continue to enjoy Kellerman's physical descriptions of clothing as much as his narrative.

Apr 13, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

An alright Delaware/Sturgis mystery. However, Kellerman's others are better.

Apr 02, 2013
  • ghyslaine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great book, lets you wondering constantly who dunnon it. I will definitely try and read from this author

Apr 01, 2013
  • Daphne57 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely marvelous, well defined players in a devastating tragedy.

Mar 26, 2013
  • debwalker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very interesting Brangelina-ish scenario...

Mar 15, 2013
  • librarianatlarge rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Definitely not one of his best. Disjointed, silly plot, boring characters. The best part is the dog.

Mar 09, 2013
  • val1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely love this book, have been having a hard time putting it down!! I'm frustrated because I have this book on a "Hits to Go" loan, have to return it today, and am only half way (Page 162, hard cover book) (sigh!! and arghhh!!). I'm very much looking forward to getting this back as it's one of Kellerman's better books and I can' wait to see how things resolve themselves. Please get more copies!!!

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