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Perennial and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility.
Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists - angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are stricken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley.
Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover Robin Castagna in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California.
Jonathan Kellerman's LA is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.
©2001 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2016 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ms Gadget on 09-03-16

Love this series

I'd probably listen to Rubenstein portraying Alex reading the phone book to Milo and Robin so any in-depth review I could provide would be biased in the extreme.

As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed inhabiting their world though it was disconcerting because the events take place long before Breakdown, the most recent book in the series. And, I just discovered Book #14 is also newly released (same date - Audible, you should have forewarned) so I'll happily suspend my knowledge of their future selves to join them on that adventure as well.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Robert E. Golick on 01-13-17

tedious

Too long and complex. Too many characters and too many what ifs. The main character is not realistic,

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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