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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,535 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780739368923
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When it comes to writing deftly layered, tightly coiled novels of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman reigns supreme as “master of the psychological thriller” (People). Now, Kellerman has worked his magic again in this chilling new masterpiece.

The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something “real dead…buried in your marsh.” The eco-volunteer on the other end of the phone thinks it’s a prank, but when a young woman’s body turns up in L.A.’s Bird Marsh preserve, no one’s laughing. And when the bones of more victims surface, homicide detective Milo Sturgis realizes the city’s under siege to an insidious killer. Milo’s first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware.

The murdered women are prostitutes—except the most recent victim; a brilliant young musician from the East Coast, employed by a wealthy family to tutor a musical prodigy, Selena Bass seems out of place in the marsh’s grim tableau.

Conveniently—perhaps ominously—Selena’s blueblood employers are nowhere to be found, and their estate’s jittery caretaker raises hackles. But Milo’s instincts and Alex’s insight are too well-honed to settle for easy answers, even given the dark secrets in this troubled man’s past. Their investigation unearths disturbing layers—about victims, potential victims, and suspects alike—plunging even deeper into the murky marsh’s enigmatic depths.

Bizarre details of the crimes suggest a devilish serial killer prowling L.A.’s gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness and consider an even more sinister mind at work. Answers don’t come easy, but the darkest of drives and desires may fuel the most devious of foes.

Bones is classic Kellerman—relentlessly peeling back the skin and psyches of its characters and revealing the shadows and sins of the souls beneath. With jolt after jolt of galvanizing suspense, it drives the reader through its twists and turns toward a climax as satisfying as it is shattering.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhairi | 2/18/2014

    " Typical J.Kellerman - fun, quick read. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Foster | 2/16/2014

    " A few times during the reading I was caught up in the suspense but not frequently enough to want more. I did like the sense of following the crime investigation as if I was a participant. Clues were revealed as they came available. I often felt the boredom and frustration that must come with waiting for test results or dealing with hundreds of dead end tips. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Pittman | 2/15/2014

    " Entertaining plot that kept my interest going. Not one of his best, but worth the reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/13/2014

    " The smugness level was brought down a notch for this book and made it much more enjoyable. Quick and harmless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 2/12/2014

    " This is the first book by this author that I've read. A smidge too much detail at times, but overall a very good book. Will definitely read another by Mr. Kellerman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth Harmon | 1/30/2014

    " Not the best in the Delaware series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/21/2014

    " enjoyed this one--a real page turner "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 1/21/2014

    " This book introduces Moe Reed (and his brother) as a new person for Milo and Alex to banter with, interact with. I predict we will see Moe again. This is the 23 Kellerman novel to star Alex Delaware. The pschological expertise of Dr Delaware seems to be downplayed this time around. The interaction of the characters is interesting and kept me entertained. I did not feel that this book was as psychologically gripping as some of the past Alex Delaware novels, but it is still fast-paced and kept up my interest, and kept my whodunnit theories in flux. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Therese | 1/19/2014

    " I have a feeling I may not bother finishing this one. I was right I did not bother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelleyrae at Book'd Out | 1/17/2014

    " Kellerman is so readable and I always enjoy his books but I must admit there is a loss of tension or threat in this one and another or two of his latest. Still, highly readable, neatly plotted and consistent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Barrentine | 1/15/2014

    " Lots going on in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/8/2014

    " Bones was very intriguing, and loved getting into the personal life of Alex Delaware and friends also. I found this book to be thrilling and a guess who til the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/3/2014

    " Very good book. I LOVE the Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series. They are very witty (sometimes hilarious), suspenseful, and FUN to read. I have read almost all of them so far! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/1/2014

    " I couldn't wait to finish this book. It was not one of Jonathan's better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 12/28/2013

    " Love all the Alex Delaware novels. There suspensful, they always tie everything together at the end and they are full of quirky characters. You also don't have to read them in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/19/2013

    " Not a bad read good Alex Delaware, Just what you expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki Golden | 11/29/2013

    " Seriously, how does he keep thinking up such original story lines? Mary Higgins Clark couldn't keep up this output and still be interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/12/2013

    " Always love Alex Delaware - comfort food for eyes - but also mostly forgettable "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha | 8/17/2013

    " Decent book about Alex and Milo and a new detective solving a string of murders - as usual, rich and famous of Hollywood vs mistreated and downtrodden - "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 4/5/2013

    " Not one of his best books. Somewhat flat and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 3/19/2013

    " Typical Alex Delaware mystery but they are usually a good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 2/25/2013

    " This was mildly interesting. Not a lot of action and not much of a plot. The characters are enjoyable, however, and the book moves at a fairly good pace. Not high on the list of recommendations as a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 2/7/2013

    " Good quick read....didn't know "who done it" until they did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/20/2012

    " Kellerman's whodunit stories are always great reading and I have always enjoyed his characters, Alex and Milo. Bones has some great twists and turns before arriving at the solution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/8/2012

    " Entertaining. Liked the character that turned out to be a red herring. Love Milo, the cop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 9/25/2012

    " Keeps you wondering what is going to happen next, love this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 9/1/2012

    " I was sick all weekend and this was good book candy to get me through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judith Wrinkle | 3/26/2012

    " really drug out and hard to get thru. Read many of his books in the past......but not sure I would grab one here real soon again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria W | 8/18/2011

    " Enjoyed this one a bit more than his last book. I kept forgetting it was an Alex Delaware book as he seemed more of a background character. This was more of an introduction of his new characters for the next book, True Detectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/29/2011

    " Sadly, Kellerman has gone the way of the formulaic. While still compelling, this was nowhere near the level of suspense his early Alex Delaware novels had. I'm hopeful that "Deception" will return some of that old tension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 4/12/2011

    " Dead couple embrace.
    Abandoned, half-built mansion.
    Motive mystery.

    Two different crimes.
    How do they tie together?
    Who connects the two? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 2/27/2011

    " The book started out interesting and then just lost my interest in the middle. Just couldn't finish. I do want to know about the couple that was murdered, but just can't finish to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/24/2011

    " I love Alex Delaware books, but I found this one to be just a bit convoluted. There were a few too many sub-plots going on, and it made it hard to follow the story at times.
    It was still an enjoyable read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 2/17/2011

    " The duo of Delaware and Sturgis are a great pair. I am surprised they haven't made a movie out of this series yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/16/2011

    " Alex Delaware appeared to have more of a bit part in this novel. I enjoyed the book, but it is not up to other Kellerman novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/16/2011

    " I like Kellerman's books a lot. But he writes a simple story that barely keeps your interest. Not his normal high level work. He has written many better books and mysteries. Still his main characters Milo and Alex are always fun to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 1/8/2011

    " Couple found dead in flagrante. Complex plot involving Swiss/Austrian Architect, and revenge killings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn J. | 1/7/2011

    " Good plotting. Milo's character keeps getting stronger and more interesting and so do the cops who work with him. But it seems that Alex is slipping further into the background. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 12/18/2010

    " Reads exactly like an episode of CSI. Interesting enough story but the writing style was unusual and the terminology was very specialized, which made it a bit of a challenging read. I wouldn't recommend this book, but I don't feel like I wasted my time reading it either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/5/2010

    " Good book . Not so much blood and gore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 james | 12/4/2010

    " This is another fine police procedural featuring psychologist Alex Delaware and his buddy Detective Milo Sturgis. This book's plot takes many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/24/2010

    " The watchman at a large unfinished mansion finds a pair of bodies inside the house. Alex goes with Milo to analyze the scene. First they need to find the name of the female victim and why they are there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heinlec | 11/10/2010

    " Readable, but not as interesting as all the earlier Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis novels. "

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