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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: Alexander Adams, Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780385360012
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It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy’s life.

Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope—only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel room where the Swopes were staying is empty … except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.

Now Alex and his friend, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, have no choice but to push the law to the breaking point. They’ve entered an amoral underworld where drugs, dreams, and sex are all for sale—and where fantasies are fulfilled at any price … even at the cost of a young boy’s life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A suspenseful thriller whose solution lies in the darker recesses of the human soul. The Wall Street Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. Thompson | 2/16/2014

    " I read every Alex Delaware novel I can get my hands on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 2/9/2014

    " A light read. Well written though less to my taste (less humourous) than the Kathy Reichs. It would make an excellent TV movie and zips along at a decent pace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Herzog | 2/3/2014

    " Just too sordid for my tastes what with the graphic depictions of incest and debauchery. I like the main characters, Alex Delaware and his cop friend, Milo, but, so far, I find the story lines a little too graphic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kj | 1/26/2014

    " Love it! I am running out of compliments. No wonder he is a best selling author! He never disappoints. Another one for the shelf to get dusty! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert Colquhoun | 1/22/2014

    " A mish-mash of a story. Anticlimactic. Not one I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/20/2014

    " An early book. He improves over time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra. | 1/16/2014

    " #2 What fun it was to discover this author after he had already written the first few books in this series. You know how it is when you see you are almost finished with a book and you don't want it to end? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/6/2014

    " Still enjoying the series. Wish Milo was more involved though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 12/22/2013

    " Boring. The remote 'better' part of the story was in the last 30 pages, which were all sorts of twisted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/15/2013

    " Blood Test (Alex Delaware) by Jonathan Kellerman (2003) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 12/4/2013

    " (Book 2 of author's Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series.) Not one of my favorites. Bit too salacious - sex crimes, drugs, yada yada yada. A quick summer read, but not a book that stays with you after you're done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis L | 11/23/2013

    " Very slow start, but the last 100 pages were great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/18/2013

    " The second in Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware mysteries. A bit too tidily netted together but entertaining none-the-less if you like the crime-solving-hero who is independently wealthy, has a perfect girlfriend, and is a magnet for unscrupulous weirdos. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hollie | 11/7/2013

    " Over 100 ages in and I have no interest in picking it up again. It is a really dull story line. Mostly I find myself thinking "who cares?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 10/2/2013

    " It was short...but so predictable. I saw the twists and turns coming from a mile away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley | 8/4/2013

    " Trying to start at the beginning of the Alex Delaware series to get the back story! Good story about a little boy - too many sub-plots! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Wright | 6/12/2013

    " Did just enough homework to make it believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teeni | 6/6/2013

    " Classic Kellerman. Detailed descriptions of people places and things that makes the book entertaining, light duty and easy reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark J | 5/13/2013

    " This formula becomes too predictable - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/15/2013

    " The dialogue remains stilted. Who says those things? But it is better than his first book. Story is good, not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo | 10/24/2012

    " Although a little short at 317 pages, the pages are packed with enough twists & turns and a spiderweb of interconnecting baddies that make this a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/14/2012

    " I love all the Alex Delaware books. I always run out and get the most current one. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he coauthored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. He and Faye live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

About the Narrators

Alexander Adams was named by AudioFile as one of the Best Voices of the Century and now includes him in their annual Golden Voices roundup of top narration talent. He has recorded over 500 audiobooks. To date he has won eighteen of AudioFile‘s coveted Earphone Awards and one Audie Award.

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.