Killer : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by John Rubinstein
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After 35 riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes.
The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.
Killer is Kellerman - and Delaware - at their finest.

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What the Critics Say

"Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller." (People)
"Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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Probably Weakest Yet in the Series

As always John Rubinstein did a great job as the voice of Alex Delaware. Unfortunately he didn't have too much to work with here. Kellerman seemed to have have pretty much phoned this one in. A great deal of extraneous detail that failed to move the story ahead; If you're a fan of the series it's worth a credit; if not choose another book in the series. I have a hard time seeing anyone who starts with this one becoming much of fan.
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- Me & My Girls "The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey"

good

Worth the credit. Different from typical stories a little less Mylo and maybe it suffered a bit for that. It wasn't a page turner and I had to look at the summary to remember what it was about two days later.

Still I enjoyed it while I listened and wasn't disappointed with my purchase.
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- Amazon Customer "I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio