Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered....
Twelve-year-old Billy Straight - precocious, heartbreakingly perceptive, relentlessly moral - has fled the chaos and abuse of his life at home and is fighting to survive on L.A.'s meanest streets....
In Jonathan Kellerman's gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets....
A disturbing murder with shocking consequences sets in motion the new book in the best-selling suspense series starring psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis....
Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can't remember anything about the encounter....
Brilliant, beautiful, and stunningly effective, psychologist Dr. Grace Blades has a special gift for treating troubled souls and healing tormented psyches....
Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward. But his daughter, Tatiana, insists that her father has been murdered....
When his brief, passionate romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, Dr. Jeremy Carrier is left emotionally devastated...
Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. Wife and husband. Each a best-selling author on her and his own. Now these masters of the crime novel are writing together for the first time....
In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside....
From New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD....
The first case for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who is 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop, and a loner who knows how to work the system....
It is dark territory, indeed. The dead woman remains unidentified and seemingly unknown to everyone. But her companion has a name: Gavin Quick, and his troubled past eventually landed him on a therapist's couch. It's there, on familiar turf, that Delaware hopes to find vital clues. And that means going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a popular celebrity psychologist who fiercely guards the privacy of her clients...dead or alive.
But when there's another gruesomely familiar murder, Delaware surmises that his investigation has struck a nerve. As he trolls the twisted wreckage of Quick's tormented last days, what he finds isn't madness, but the cold-blooded method behind it. And as he follows a chain of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously through the profession he thought he knew, he'll discover territory where even he never dreamed of treading.
As provocative as it is suspenseful, Therapy is premier Kellerman that finds the award-winning author firing on all creative cylinders and carrying readers on an electrifying ride to a place only he can take them, for an experience they won't soon forget.
"Compassionate, intelligent protagonists, interesting secondary characters (including complex villains), strong plot lines, and clear, unpretentious writing. Kellerman delivers all these once again." (Publishers Weekly)
It had been awhile since I'd had a good Kellerman book to enjoy. I started this on audio...got so hooked that I bought the $25 hardcover to read on a plane...then went back to audio when I got home.
This was enjoyable and well written. Great mystery and recommended.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
Kellerman always writes entertaining stories - some better than others. This was one of his better ones, though a bit on the long side. Milo is another great character, and Alex is 'real'. The plot coincidences were a stretch in places, but all in all, enjoyable.
The reader, Jonathan Rubenstein, is the best audio reader I have ever listened to (and I probably have listened to at least fifty books). His uses his voice, his inflections, intonations, accents - all of it - as if it were an instrument being played by a maestro. I guess it runs in the family, just not the piano!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I am an avid fan of Jonathan Kellerman and am always the first to praise and recommend his books to my friends. However, this one came across to me as a real bomb. Neither Alex nor Milo had his usual sparkle and their back-and-forths, usually so lively and entertaining, were dull, to say the least. The writing, itself, was not up to par but was better than a lot of writers on their good days. I guess what I objected to most was that the author went on and on about the characters' pasts and maladies rather than advancing the story. The killer identified himself halfway through the book and the rest was merely filling. I would rather read a short, really great book than a long, repetitive one.
I will, of course, listen to more of Mr. Kellerman's books and I'm sorry I felt compelled to write this review but when my favorite author, at least in this genre, fails I had to tell you about it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
this was a decent book. not very fast paced ,but decent. and not jonathan's best work either. I found that the process to how Dr. delaware arrived at some of his conclusion to be far fetched and reaching which is why when he turned out to be correct it sort of killed it for me . I was expecting more of a twist to the plot. A bit more natural flow with some logic to it. instead you get these giant leaps , that turn out to be true.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
There are a few good moments in this installment of Alex and Milo's crime solving partnership. Unfortunately there are very few of these and the storyline running through the middle of the work is so long, convoluted and unpleasant that it was a struggle to stick with it. I found this audio long on venom and short on plot with hardly anyone coming off well in the telling. If not for my personal determination to listen to all the Alex Delaware novels I'd have given up on it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
For me, this is a rare case where the abridged version would have been better. The book was just took too long to get to the finale, and I thought there was way too much detail with the dialog.
I would say it would be worth 5 hours of my time, but not 10!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
An interesting begining, good characters, but the usual Kellerman laziness in wraping up the story line. The reader is excellent however.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I'm surprised by the overall rating of this book, but I know everyone has different tastes. This book got my attention from the very beginning (usually it take 1 or 2 CD's before the story gets going) and has continued to add new twists and turns with each chapter. I recommend it and am going to request more content by this author.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
OK, I liked the book, but I really miss the girlfriend Robin and Spike. While they made a modest appearance in this novel, it wasn't enough. The new chick's OK, but she's no Robin. Kellerman has crafted yet another, "can't wait to see how it finishes" mystery. I found myself driving a bit more slowly as I approached home because I didn't want to stop listening to the story. Milo is very present in this novel and as a result you get to know his character better, although Rick was hardly mentioned. The more I learn about this detective with the big, meaty paws, the more I like him.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I couldn't stand this narrator - It made it hard to the believe in any of the characters. Also, Kellerman slips in bizarre right-wing commentary wherever he can. At least twice, the result is absurd, The cariacture of a leftist bookstore and the speech given there about Israel and Zionism were pure propaganda. Also, he tries to suggest that talk radio is run by anti-George Bush shock-jocks., oh yeah, and the villainous network of prison-reformers is another weird attempt to make progressives seem "outwardly nice" but secretly wicked and scheming. Since when did Richard Mellon Scaife begin paying Kellerman to depict a world in which none of us live?
4 of 7 people found this review helpful