Motive : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by John Rubinstein
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind - the kind only Kellerman can bring to chilling life.
Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there's always a next one.
This time the victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcée who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

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What the Critics Say

"The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis... makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes." (Forbes)
"John Rubenstein is acclaimed for his narrations of Kellerman's psychological thrillers featuring Dr. Alex Delaware.... [T]he quality of the writing and narration hasn't changed.... The team of Kellerman and Rubenstein should never be broken up." (AudioFile)

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Figured it Out Too Early!

J. Kellerman with J. Rubenstein has to be one of my all time favorite combos in audio. I've listened to all 20, and can recognize all the major characters sans labels. has to be one of the best pairings in audio book history!

As usual a great convoluted intricate and tight plot line, but I figured out 'who done it' by Chapter 2 and spent the rest of the time just waiting to see if I was right. Still a great ride! Kellerman and Rubenstein hitting another one out of here!
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- Chiefkent "chiefkent"

Time for new ideas

Jonathan Kellerman needs to wrap this series up. It's gotten too predictable and formulaic. I even used this book as a sleep aid a few times. And it worked. The only things I liked about this book were the two main characters, Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis, who feel like old friends to me by now.
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- Connie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio