A better story! I have read every Alex Delaware book by Jonathan Kellerman. They are usually my favorite books. This one was so bad that I finally stopped listening and returned it.
It didn't even seem like a Jonathan Kellerman story. It just wasn't interesting and it was repetitive.
Come on Mr. Kellerman. I KNOW you can do better than this!
I have pretty much listened to all the Alex Delaware series to date and this one ranks in the Top 10.
In this book it has to be Delaware because he carries the story line.
It would not be a Delaware book without John Rubinstein.
No. But it would have been less disjointed. Breaking it up makes you lose pertinent facts.
I liked this book mainly because I am an Alex Delaware fanatic. The one thing that mystifies me is why Kellerman insists on giving you a complete run down of each person's wardrobe. It just seems a little insignificant and has no real bearing on the end result.
I enjoyed the book but I probably won't listen to it again. I only listen to the Alex Delaware books once.
I don't have a specific moment to mention. I enjoyed the fact that there were two mysteries and two investigations. The characters--leads, suspects and witnesses--were unique characters.
I love John Rubenstein. I have seen him on stage and on TV. He makes Alex into a compelling character. He does all the voices well.
An old mystery and a new one--what happened to these babies?
This is one of the better Alex Delaware books.It is definitely worth a listen.
The moves from 3 rd person narration to first person narration were jarring...but I persevered. The circumstances surrounding, the facts of, and the procedures following the finding of the bodies were just dull. Nothing to inspire either the reader or the listener. I returned it after struggling through 16 chapters.
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!