Although Kellerman has always been one of my favorite authors I have been disillusioned and disappointed with his last few offerings. Some of them such as True Detectives I just skipped all together. When Victims was released I decided to give it a try and I am glad I did. IMHO probably one of his best, if not the best. It is classic Kellerman in the same vein as my favorites like Bones, Evidence and The Murder Book.
While it was sometimes a bit predictable, Kellerman kept the suspense on the edge ending each chapter leaving you wanting more. I went through this book in just a few days because I just couldn't stop myself. I haven't done this with a Kellerman book in a long time.
Rubinstein brings Alex and Milo to life as usual and I can't imagine anyone else doing them justice. The older Alex Delaware novels before he took over the duties just weren't the same.
Welcome back Alex and Milo!! I hope Kellerman keeps up this level of writing.
This is the first audiable book I have ever read. I am looking forward to tha next one.
I love Dr Alex Delaware. I am a big fan of Johnathan Kellerman
no This is my first one
Johnathan Kellerman at his best. Hold on for the ride
Addicted to Audible!
The last few Kellerman books were a big disappointment and I hesitated to take a chance of this one. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this book was back to his usual standard and it totally kept my interest. I listen while I walk the dog or clean the house or do chores and this book kept those tasks from becoming boring.The characters were interesting and the mystery albeit grisly, was intriguing. I would definately say that if you are a Kellerman fan and have been disappointed in the last few books give this one a try!
Avid reader paper, hardcover, listening, e-read. Reading is fundamental! Now let's talk.
This story is great. The narrator was great as well as the plot. Not predicable.
Leads to capture or non capture don't want to reveal.
Dont want to tell the story
Wanted to but listened at home in my car at during lunch at work
This book was written to a formula. It does not live up to Jonathan's previous works. It felt like he was filling in the blanks. I found it less than stimulating, it seemed like poor Milo couldn't even get excited about what was happening. I did not engage with the characters. In general, very disappointing and not up to what I would expect.
John Rubinstein did a good job sounding like a therapist, but the book was so mild.
There was nothing exciting. They were just going through the motions, slowly amounting evidence and tracking the killer, but there was no suspense! None! Every time I thought there was going to be something exciting, I was let down!
I wish he could have shown more emotion, but I am not sure there was supposed to be with the way it was written.
Nope...would be a boring movie too!
Alex and Milo are my favorite characters! Once again, great story!
We need something with more Robin in it next time! And dont forget Blanche!
Another great book by Jonathan Kellerman. I love this series, the cases are always interesting, they get you into the book right from the get go!!
Okay, I admit it: I'm a Kellerman fan. As far as I'm concerned, all the JK books are good -- some are better than others (one of the finest books in print is 'Butcher's Theater', so elegantly written it makes you weep) but even the less-good ones are better than most. This was a grizzly tale, made worse (for me) by the inclusion of a few dogs in the plot. I'm nuts on the subject of dogs -- I can read about any amount of inhumanity toward humans without nightmares, but don't you authors dare lay a hand on a dog. I just can't handle that, and will quit reading in a heartbeat. So? No spoiler, but JK ultimately did just fine in this regard.
This was really more of a Milo book, not so much Dr. Alex -- Robin and Blanche barely make cameo performances, all of which was fine. Milo has to be one of the most uniquely fascinating characters of modern fiction. A rough, hard-edged, wise-cracking obviously literate man who also happens to be gay. I like Milo, so books that tend to focus on him are especially enjoyable.
But probably the best part of this particular book is due to the really way beyond excellent narrator, John Rubenstein. As a former Californian, I sometimes get lonely for the Golden State, in its chaotic ethnic mix, its range of personalities, over-educated, nutty, profound and otherwise. No one interprets the cadence of California better than John Rubenstein. Whether its Valley Girls or self-obsessed professionals, hookers or beat cops, Rubenstein hits exactly the right note. He speaks, and you can SEE these characters -- you know them. They become real people, which is just one of the benefits of listening to a book like this as compared to reading it. I'll probably eventually read this one too, but listening was pure pleasure.
Good job, Jonathan Kellerman. Now we just have to wait for the next one.