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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.
©2015 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"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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By B. Riddick on 02-13-15

Not the best, but Rubinstein reading helps

it wasn't a great Alex Delaware story and kind of just ended. If you've already got most of the series, it's not a waste, but it's not a great portrayal of Alex or Milo.

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By Gloria Burkhart on 02-15-15

Excellent Novel. One of His Best

The narration was excellent per usual I Kellerman novel. The story had a lot of twists and turns. It was in many ways not as dark as his other novels and fun to follow as events and clues morphed Ito other clues. Anyone who is a Kellerman fan will enjoy this novel.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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