Sharon Ransom is the most beautiful woman in the room; she’s also the most troubled. So when former lover psychologist Alex Delaware bumps into her at a lavish LA cocktail party, though still attracted to her, fear of reviving unhappy memories prevents him from offering the help she seems so desperate for.
Hours later, Sharon’s body is discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tortured by guilt, Alex wants answers. As his investigation begins, dark memories of his past with Sharon emerge, and a present full of madness, murder and sexual violence unfolds.
I usually love a book that is detailed but this one missed the mark by going into details that were not relevant to the story. The book was a physo analysis overload for me. I did not even finish the last hour because it drove me mad.
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As usual Jonathan Kellerman has another very good and easy to listen to book,strong characters and a very good story line.
Jonathan Kellerman is always a reliable storyteller but this is one of his best. There is a bit too little if Milo for my liking but other than that, the tale of Alex's old girlfriend and her deeply troubled past is gripping. Jeff Harding is magnificent - gets the voices and the time just right.
I have read a number of Kellerman's books. I have found in the past and did with this book that it starts off at a pace, but labours through the middle and the end is a little disappointing. It is a long listen for your money which is always good, but I lost concentration a number of times as it wasn't interesting or gripping enough. Ok book, but not brilliant or a page turner!
I usually enjoy the Jonathan Kellerman books but find they sometimes drag a little. This one however keeps you invovled throughout! An intriguing storyline wit plots weaving in and out. A great read!
I found the narration to be lacking. Having the narrator mimic a woman sounded silly.