Dr. Delaware hopes to find the creepy dream's origin through hypnosis and to bring to the surface what seems to be Lucy's buried childhood memory. When she becomes adamant that her life is in grave danger, it's up to Dr. Delaware to find out if her fears are imagined or if a desperate killer wants to eliminate a witness to a 20-year-old murder.
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"Exciting....Loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Kellerman at his best." (USA Today)
One of Kellerman's better books in his Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series (Book 9 out of 22 to date). The narrator of this audiobook version, Alexander Adams, is very good. The plot has many twists and turns, as well as a largely interesting cast of dysfunctional characters. Milo Sturgis is further fleshed out through his friendship with Lucy Lowell. He befriends Lucy after she serves as a juror for the trial of a vicious murderer. The trial causes Lucy to develop nightmares. These turn out to be repressed 21-year old memories of the burial of a young woman which she witnessed at age 4. Milo, of course, refers Lucy to his psychologist friend Alex Delaware. Delaware does more detective work than psychotherapy, inevitably nearly getting himself and his patient killed, but for Milo. Nonetheless, Delaware does unravel the mystery to a satisfying conclusion. Kellerman's use of hypnosis on Lucy is a weak point, but keeping Delaware's stick figure girlfriend, Robin, in the background a plus. She rarely adds anything to this series. Kellerman fans of the Delaware series should enjoy this book and also other fans of this genre.
Love his work usually, all in fact, except this one. Very boring! He's never been a 'page' turner type author but involved, human kind of stories. This was limped along and on and on and on.....
This author has written far better books. This one was so long and drawn out. It could have been written in half the pages/discs.
We could not get into the story due to the language!
We do not recommend this one at all! We love Alex Delaware but not this one. 😠
I thought the book was fantastic as are most Kellerman novels but I was not a fan of the narration. The narrator's voice was very sharp and was a bit challenging to listen to for me. I listen while I am driving, and my truck makes a lot of noise. For this reason I have to listen to the books at a high volume. This narrator's sharp voice made me wince at times, which may not be an issue for others who don't have to listen to the books at such a high volume.
As usual, I thought the story was fantastic. There were several times when I could follow the bread crumbs a little easier than Alex, but that still didn't detract from the story making twists and turns I did not expect.
I LOVE all of Jonathan Kellerman's novels
The plot didn't give me an 'edge of my seat' feeling...It was predictable
I am just a HUGE fan of John Rubinstein...He is AWESOME
Yes for the story line...No because of the narrator
All Jonathan Kellerman novels should be read by John Rubinstein ONLY
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