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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780739368985
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes unforgettable tales of crime and detection that expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles. And in Evidence, readers are once again in the dexterous grip of a master storyteller and stylist equally skilled at teasing your brain and taking your breath away.

In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.’s toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couple—murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though he’s cracked some of the city’s worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milo’s killer instincts—and psychologist Alex Delaware’s keen insights—can hope to solve.

While the female victim’s identity remains a question mark, her companion is identified as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, who disdains the sort of grandiose superstructure he’s found dead in. And the late Mr. Backer, it’s revealed, was also notorious for his power to seduce women.

The rare exception is his ex-boss, Helga Gemein, who’s as indifferent to Desmond’s death as she apparently was to his advances. Though Milo and Alex place her on their short list of suspects, the deeper they dig for clues, the longer the list grows. An elusive prince who appears to harbor decidedly American appetites, an eccentric blueblood with an ax to grind, one of Desmond’s restless ex-lovers and her cuckolded husband—all are in the homicidal mix spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep. But when the investigation veers suddenly in a startling direction, it’s the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predator’s final fury.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit. Orlando Sentinel
  • Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. New York Times Book Review
  • Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre. Detroit Free Press

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/20/2014

    " Good quick read, nice twist at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia | 2/17/2014

    " I was pretty disappointed in this Alex Delaware novel, as I have been, to be perfectly honest, with the last several. I still love Alex, Milo, and Robin, but the plotting is just not as interesting, the descriptions are too bare, and it feels like Kellerman is pounding the new books out without really putting his heart into it. I also thought the plot was a little bizarre (not in a good way) and far fetched. I will probably keep reading the series, just because they are easy and comfortable reads for me, and I still maintain a glimmer of hope that they will once again obtain their former glory. Not really recommended, unless you're already a fan. If you're not, I recommend Kellerman's earlier Alex Delaware books instead, like The Clinic, When the Bough Breaks, or Bad Love, for example. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 2/14/2014

    " 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 Abby | 2/11/2014

    " It's more of the same. Twists, turns--but I wasn't invested in the novel. I finished it because I had bought the book and I'm too Scotch to NOT finish a book I paid for. The main bad girl was a 2-dimensional character. Many threads left hanging, but I barely care. The author is going to have to shake it up a bit the next time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandie | 1/25/2014

    " I'm faithful to Jonathan Kellerman so I'll forgive that this book was a little on the weak side. Definitely not his best writing. Good book to read right before bed because I was fine to read a few chapters a night and then doze off, I definitely wasn't riveted and up til 4 in the morning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marca | 1/24/2014

    " Good Kellerman. Concentrated on plot, not Robin and the Doc's personal lives. Milo-centered. Complex mystery about eco-terrorism that keeps peeling off new and surprising layers. Recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Grogan | 1/24/2014

    " I have been disappointed with a lot of Kellerman's titles lately and this was no exception. Although more than halfway through the book, I had to put it down as it wasn't really going anywhere and was boring me to death! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 1/17/2014

    " I like all of the Kellerman/Dr. Delaware crime books...they're out in California and I love reading about that location in between traveling there in real life. But honestly, as soon as I was finished reading it, I totally forgot everything about the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Chabrol- | 1/10/2014

    " this is my first Jonathan Kellerman book i have read, it was well written and i give it a 4.5, it certainly does give you alot of candidates to figure out who've done it and why. it is something that will really intrigue you, can't believe it took me 2.5 days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/24/2013

    " Typical Kellerman. Great descriptions of characters, but this plot was not so interesting as some others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/14/2013

    " Alex and Milo are investigating the deaths of a couple found in set up compromising position in a framed, but not completed house. There are a plethora of interesting and colorful characters, more deaths, arson and eco-terrorists. Perfect reading for a rainy weekend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/31/2013

    " Alex meets a weird crew of green architects after a murder in an abandon mansion. Another good outing with Kellerman following the usual Alex Delaware plots.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 6/8/2013

    " Gritty. As usual. But good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Breia | 5/20/2013

    " While I love this series, this novel was pretty boring. I feel guilty saying so considering the quality of all the past books but I'm not giving up hope on the future books. Onward and upward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laritza | 4/27/2013

    " Lame investigator..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 3/26/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 3/15/2013

    " I'm compelled to keep reading because I like the Alex Delaware charachter, but Kellerman's plots have become too convoluted. I wish he'd get back to the character's roots as a child psychologist and deal with cases about that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cupof Tea | 1/21/2013

    " Not the best of the Alex Delaware series, but it had some great twists and turns, and I didn't guess the ending, although I tried... The ending was good, but not the way I wanted it to go. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/1/2013

    " This was long and went no where fast. I thought a lot of the people involved were vague. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 10/10/2012

    " Kellerman is always a good read. This book had many plots and turns, about halfway through I thought it was solved, how could he keep going, and then there is another twist! All his characters manage to get involved, that is an interesting twist, also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat Palmore | 8/24/2012

    " I love the Alex Delaware series, but lately it's really went downhill. The whole environmental group seemed ludicrous, not scary. And the ending didn't feel complete at all. Very disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Tyckoski | 3/9/2012

    " This was a good read, but I think it will be a better movie. At times my mind would wander and I would have to reread sections (which is not common for me.) It kind of seemed to drag on at times. Still a good book about environmentalists and murder! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitzi | 12/23/2011

    " Great book! I love Kellerman's books. There's always a good twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Fautley | 6/24/2011

    " 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 Amy (amyb2332) | 6/3/2011

    " This was a pretty typical Alex Delaware book. I'm not sure I liked this plot as much as some of the other ones. Maybe the problem was that until the ending, I didn't find much of the story to be particularly psychological which are always my favorite parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/19/2011

    " Jonathan Kellerman has yet to disappoint. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/19/2011

    " Not one of my favorite JK books. The ending seemed a little too "formula." I think JK was a bit lazy putting this one together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/19/2011

    " Alex Delaware is more of a narrator than any sort of actor in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 5/18/2011

    " I did like the book, but I think the author is tiring of his character and/or his writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 5/17/2011

    " Kellerman, like Patterson, just keeps turning them out--but now they follow a formula--no depth--good for a quick read but not thought-provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2011

    " Odd ending - it was just okay
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 5/12/2011

    " pretty good mystery, pun intended. the dynamic between delaware and sturgis is very believeable and natural. they have the feel of old friends. the story is just the vehicle for their give and take. "

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

    " Another great read from Mr Kellerman. Alex and Milo clearly outdo themselves, but Milo takes a backseat this time. Hard to believe I have read all 26 of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fpentlin | 5/11/2011

    " I have been in love with this series for a long time. I'm sad to say that this was tired. It was okay but definitely felt like a retread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misti | 5/9/2011

    " This was a pretty good one:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 5/8/2011

    " Not as good as his books usually are...a little boring and dragged in some places. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 5/8/2011

    " All about $$$$ and whores. Lots of leads but a long trip to the killer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 5/5/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Girl gets face shot off
    By two different weapons.
    Strange... how can that be?

    Milo and Alex
    Track family connections.
    Even Robin helps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/5/2011

    " Entertaining yarn that takes on a film noir quality. A few interesting female characters thrown in with the usual Alex and Milo.

    The end was definitely over-the-top but isn't that how film noirs always end? "

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