Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Waiting for the ...but? Dead children and women are beginning to pall on my mind. Perhaps I need to seek stories with more carefully crafted and less predictable mysteries?
You'll enjoy this if you've just dipped into the Alex Delaware stories. Kellerman is good at his work and produces a novel that flows well with plenty of suspense.
I'm just beginning to question the idea of making women and children the focus of crime in stories. It frightens me, considering the news.
And, look, I'm not blaming the genre for the uptick in violent crime. I'm in the process of questioning.
More focus and better organization would have improved the story. The performance was dreadful; the melodramatic reading and characatured voices were painful to listen to.
I have been a fan of the series since the beginning. For me, there's comfort in checking in on the lives of Alex, Milo, Robin, et al every year or so. Kellerman does not disappoint in his ability to craft a sentence that captures the most benign detail of a character or his/her action without making it boringly intricate. Rubenstein's narration never disappoints. The Delaware series is my meat loaf and mashed potatoes - always comfortable, familiar, and enjoyable.
The author does a great job of presenting a believable cast of characters, who are intertwined quite cleverly until the jaw dropping conclusion.
As with most long running series, the characters get to be a bit old. I think Dr. Delaware should think about retirement. But if you are a big fan of the series, or the sub-genre, you will probably enjoy this book well enough.
I've read a lot of Alex Delaware books throughout the years. I really loved the early books, but after a while I started getting tired of the series. I decided to take a chance on this new book and was quite pleased. Guilt was nothing spectacular, but a good listen. I will look forward to the next book. I think Alex is back!
I have rarely been disappointed in any books in this series. The plot pacing works will with the audio medium therefore I prefer to listen to this series rather that read it.
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Possibly, I have often thought this series would translate nicely to the big screen. Depending on casting of the lead characters.
I haven't read the book so I don't know if the audio edition is better. I typically listen instead of reading.
I am a fan of the Alex Delaware series. This was not the best of the series, but it is a very good story line with some unexpected twists.
The end where the police contacted the husband of the movie star and his girlfriend opened the door with white powder on her face as did the husband. It's art imitating life having been in law enforcement myself.
No - even if I wanted to, I don't have that luxury. I do listen while I workout (sometimes), while I was traveling, before I went to bed and while I work around the house.
I very much enjoy Jonathan Kellerman and always look forward to the next Alex Delaware novel. I will wait for the next one in the series. :)
I am a closet hopeful novelist myself and love the twists that Kellerman throws in to each of his story lines. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something new comes along.
Reading an Alex Delaware novel is like having dinner with an old friend. It's just good company. I really enjoy the stories and the dialog between the main characters. This installment is just good entertainment Kellerman weaves a great story.
Love the Milo Characterization
When your protaganist is so perfect, the story becomes boring. If Alex Delaware had at least one flaw and more character. He is flat and one dimensional.
A better storyline with characters you cared about. The dog was more likable.
I like John Rubinstein's reading of the book.
No it was boring. Same old story.
Alex Delaware is Dr Perfect. He's the one who solves all the crimes. Won't listen to anymore books by Jonathan Kellerman as they are all the same.