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Publisher's Summary

For three months, the police find no clues in the stabbing death of Hope Devane, the author of a pop-psychology best-seller. So they turn to Dr. Alex Delaware to study the case for insights that might point to a killer.

As Alex unlocks the private compartments of Hope's life, the murder looks calculated and vengeful. A study of her childhood reveals that she kept secrets from everyone. It also helps Alex set a trap for the killer.

Psyched? Listen to all of Jonathan Kellerman's Dr. Alex Delaware thrillers.
©1996 Jonathan Kellerman (P)1997 Books on Tape Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Kellerman is at his page-turning best....His serpentine plot and cast of mysterious characters grip the reader to the final page." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about The Clinic

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Lacks resolution, obnoxiously unsatisfying.

Great big story, teeny tiny conclusion. Pointlessly abrupt ending that failed to satisfy. I have come to expect more from this series.

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Fair

I found the book fair reading, yet perdictable. I felt it was extremly slow at points but rushed thrgh the climax at the end.

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The story great and the narrator the best ever!!

the story was very intricate and surprising with a lot of twists and turns.The narrator was best I've ever heard hands down!

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Cut short...

This is the first book that I have been disappointed with in this series. The ending is just chopped off—no closure. You can surmise what happened, but there is no real ending. Any of us that have dealt with the court system know that it isn’t always easy, or what you expect to happen. I want to know that the story worked out the way it should!

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Powerful

Although Kellerman’s books have similar features, each one is distinctive. They are full of surprises. Kellerman crafts THE CLINIC carefully. Milo continues to be a fine character to work with Alex.

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Meh - So So at best

The story got better as it went along but the ending was very quick and not at all surprising. The narration was good but the story was not that great.

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Empty fulfillment

As the mystery unwound I became less and less engaged by the story....I came to care less and less...and then it ended. Great expectations unfulfilled in the end game. The culmination of my involvement was a “ so, who cares anyway”?

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intriguing!

Lots of twists and turns, psychological thriller that grabs you chapter by chapter and ties it all together at ending

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A Rather Abrupt Ending

What made the experience of listening to The Clinic the most enjoyable?

The story line was good and the method of reaching the proper conclusion was outstanding

Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Kellerman? Why or why not?

I am reading the entire Alex Delaware series from book #1 to the conclusion

Which character – as performed by Alexander Adams – was your favorite?

Alex Delaware was he best

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, because the length of the reading was longer than 8 hours.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book, right up until the ending which was rather abrupt, with no handshake or thank you ma'am

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Brilliant narration

Alexander Adams gets better and better. His characterization is masterly, bringing out everything from pathos to humor.