Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by John Rubinstein
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make number-one New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, withDeception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory.
Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help to whoever may be listening comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, its now.
From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bombespecially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A. close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among societys manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

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Really disappointed

I really like the series but this one was very predictable and I wish I never would have downloaded it.
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- Jonna

Fast-paced easy read

If you are a long time Kellerman fan you'll enjoy Deception. It follows the same formula, has some good twists and turns in the plot to stop it from being totally predictable. There are no long-winded descriptions that will have you yawning. The action moves quickly, characters are believable and it definitely is easy to read. Ideal for a snowed in day, airport or day at the beach.
What I do miss from Kellerman's latest books, are Alex Delaware's psychologist insights. The main protagonist is now Milo Sturgis and Alex has become his sidekick. I did enjoy the books more when it was the other way round.
In Evidence a school teacher is found dead in an apparent suicide, but things are not as straight forward as they initially seem. Milo and Alex uncover the layers to find the real killers.
The kind of book you can listen to in one sitting.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio