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Heartbreak Hotel Audiobook

Heartbreak Hotel: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 32

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Publisher's Summary

Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman.

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history.

What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room.

When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.

Heartbreak Hotel is classic Delaware and classic Kellerman.

©2017 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"I’m fortunate that John Rubinstein's incredible talents have graced the Alex Delaware novels since the series began. John’s illumination of Alex and Milo is perfectly in tune with my view of the novels. His masterful work is at its best in Heartbreak Hotel - a page-turner that is also Alex and Milo at their best." (Jonathan Kellerman)

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    alicia lovato 03-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    This book was REALLY slow. I wanted to like it, and kept listening hoping it would get better but it didn't. I found it really boring but made myself finish.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kimberlee Chaparral, NM 03-14-17
    kimberlee Chaparral, NM 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Kellermans Best"

    Even Rubensteins usual outstanding performance couldn't keep my attention from wandering off on this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JAMES PERRY, OHIO, US 03-04-17
    JAMES PERRY, OHIO, US 03-04-17 Member Since 2010
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    I noticed a few negative reviews and checked them out. Most are new to the author and characters. Those of us who enjoy these books do so because of the interplay of the characters and the odd assortment of people them come in contact with. And, Rubinstein presents the entire work like he was put on earth to do so. Pure delight!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mimi Arcata, CA, United States 03-18-17
    Mimi Arcata, CA, United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Kellerman writes engaging stories."

    Not his best but good enough. Kept me company. I like his characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Carter 03-06-17
    C. Carter 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lazy"

    I am a long time fan of Delaware / Kellerman. While this was not bad, it was not good either. No psychological suspense, no new insights, no plot twists, and way too much filler. If this is the effort going forward this is the end of Alex for me, which is sad.

    Thanks though for the many years of good reads.

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    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 02-18-17
    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 02-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not one of Kellerman's Best"

    I purchased this audio book based on Jonathan Kellerman's past writings.....I found this not one of his best.....the story is fragmented and did not contain any ideas or themes that spurred my interest to continue listening....I did on past experiences....
    If one was not familiar with the main characters...Milo Sturgis (and his peculiarities)...and Robin Castagna, Alex's girlfriend....the impact of their behavior/activities on this story is lost....
    Come on Jonathan...you can do better, and I look forward to the old Kellerman's writing in your next novel.....

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    L.Kier 02-17-17
    L.Kier 02-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great book by Jonathan Kellerman."

    Great story. Fantastic narration! I love how Mr. Kellerman get you right into the story and the pace moves so smoothly.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-25-17
    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-25-17 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "Even Rubinstein cannot keep me intrigued anymore."

    I stuck with this series because I like Alex and I love Milo. Unfortunately though, these books no longer charm me as they once did. Alex is a detective now rather than a psychologist. Robin is a doormat. Milo is still ornery, gruff and dogged but the cases are uninteresting. The writing is formulaic and I am seldom surprised. This will be the last Delaware novel I read.

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    LAUREL H. 03-22-17
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    "Great who did it !"

    Great story, I have always liked the Alex Delaware books, this is a great one.

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    Susan C. Taylor S Florida USA 03-22-17
    Susan C. Taylor S Florida USA 03-22-17

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    99 year old woman is killed 3 weeks before her 100th BD & 1 day after Alex's first visit to her. Enjoyable storyline with instructions & outs told wonderfully by Mr. Rubinstein.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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