An Alex Delaware Novel

eBook - 2014
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Psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares.
Topical Term: Delaware, Alex (Fictitious character)
Sturgis, Milo (Fictitious character)
Mentally ill offenders
Serial murders
Detective and mystery stories
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Electronic books
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2014
ISBN: 9780345548412
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PS3561.E3865 K55 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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A nice introduction to the work of police psychologist and interesting peek into the skill that goes into assessing psychological background of characters. Nice plot twist. Sad reality that the bar for motherhood can be set so low, not because the parenting is ok, but because the alternative in foster care can be worse. Even at the end I found the inadequate mother, Cheri, dull and i pitied the child, but overall a strong plot and good read.

Oct 15, 2014

This book got off to a slow start but once it took off it was nonstop ... a good read for sure. Actually my first for Kellerman... It won't be my last ...

madalynmadalyn Aug 26, 2014

well, I think this is a great book!
Easy read, yes, but very relevant, ultimately offering what I wanted most: hope. I love this book, again -- I think it's just great and would want to pass it on (definitely).

Jul 06, 2014

I would say the best of the recent
Alex Delaware series. Worth reading just for the wardrobe descriptions!

Jul 02, 2014

A so-so, Delaware story with nothing outstanding as it has been with many of Kellerman's latest books.

Most of the storyline revolves around Delaware's area of emphasis, psychiatry and he and Milo investigate/pursue crimes involving sibling rivalry and person's highly judgmental/obsessed and critical of others actions, choices and behavior.
Milo's involvement from a crimes perspective is minimum compared to other many other Delaware books.

Let me add, in fairness maybe my prior two reads affected my comment, as one was excellent and the other poor to good with character combos similar to Delaware and Milo. Still in my opinion, Kellerman, lately has ceased to show any creativity, suspense, intrigue, etc; in his writings.

Jun 04, 2014

this was a true alex delaware story. all about him and a client.

May 18, 2014

This is an interesting book. The plot is rather far-fetched and the "killee," for lack of a better word, is surprising; but the killer is not! The motivation for the killings is so weak that at the end of the book I had a vague sense of dissatisfaction. All in all however, it was a well told book which kept me turning pages till I got to the end.

Apr 29, 2014

I'm a fan of the Alex/Milo duo and will always read their latest tale. Neither hugely disappointing or exciting, I still enjoyed it.

Apr 09, 2014

Another in Kellerman's numerous Alex Delaware novels which have been around quite a number of years. This one, while still mildly entertaining, seems stale in that it adds nothing really new or exciting to the ongoing ensemble of recurring characters.

Happyvalley Mar 31, 2014

One of his best books.

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