I understand this was Kellerman's first Alex Delaware novel. The premise is dated to the era of the 1980s, but taken just for the storytelling, it is a good read. Quite a few characters, Kellerman's way of exploring different psyches. If you are a fan of Alex Delaware novels I think this is enjoyable. It is an important point in the ongoing development of the relationships that run throughout the series.
I'm sorry... I am a huge fan of Jonathan Kellerman, but not the early books in this series. And definitely not a fan of this narrator.
I have been listening to his later books - like five in a row - with the other narrator, and just about to buy another.
I recommend the later Alex Davenport books, with the really good narrator!!!
I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!
I found the number of people who were killed without repercussions unbelievable. However, the ending resolved all issues, was surprising and yet believable. Over all, a non taxing and enjoyable listen. Good narration.
I don't think any of my friends read this genre
Not at all
Not Alexander Adams as such, but I get different visuals from audiobooks than I do when I read on my own
I don't know, I didn't finish the book
Dr Delaware must unlock the secrets of the case from a child's mind, and it interacts with his own past. This single link in a 40 year conspiracy leads Dr Delaware to uncover unspeakable evil.
I've been a big fan of Kellerman's for a while and have read all of his books except this one, which is the first in the series about Alex and Milo. This is not his best work, but very entertaining - once you get over the idea that an ordinary psychologist can suddenly turn into a ruthless and tough PI (with more luck than anyone could hope for). Although the story deals with gruesome subject matter, I really enjoyed the story.
The narrator must be one of the best I’ve heard thus far and does an excellent job.
Definitely worth a credit if you are not too sensitive.
Don't know. I'm not a writer. Personally, I would have preferred more cerebral work from Alex Delaware, and less action. Not that I dislike action; it's just that Delaware is a psychologist, and it hurts my sense of balance that he seems more skilled below the clavicles than above. I wouldn't have minded his policeman friend Milo doing the action stuff. I guess that's why Kellerman had Delaware doing all the Karate training.
Not at all.
He brings the characters quite to life. He's one of the best in my opinion.
The story was interesting: what's the audio equivalent of "unputdownable"? The plot is good. A little far-fetched, but within the acceptable range for fiction.
I like Kellerman's style of writing, though. And I will read another Kellerman.
Adams gets at least 5/5 for the narration..