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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,431 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: March 2006 ISBN: 9780739309780
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No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling “master of the psychological thriller” (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold.

It’s a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor.

The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault.

But before long, doubts arise about the couple’s story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both.

Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don’t explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn’t been able to penetrate.

Nevertheless, the case is closed–only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he’s gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers–including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/28/2014

    " i tought it was brilliant and i cant wait to read the next "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia Riches | 1/23/2014

    " Good plot, I tried to read it, I really did, but just no. I couldn't deal with the "FAYZ" and the multiple "brah" references. "

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

    " it took me a year topick up this book. and now im kicking myself for putting it off. amazing, im hooked on to book two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 1/14/2014

    " This was an interesting book. I am in middle school and I think this book is great for young adults. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Bierwagen | 1/10/2014

    " interesting sci-fi reminiscent of Lord of the Flies. predictable in places, slow in others, but well written. it did suck me in and i became invested enough in the characters to want to continue the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ailidh | 1/9/2014

    " "Gone" was an amazing novel. I read it because everyone else in my book club at school had read it, but I hadn't. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cerenity | 1/9/2014

    " I might of been a little harsh on rating this title but for some reason for the past month i keep finding and reading post apocalyptic stories. I just could not get into the story. This book was reccomended at the library for books to read if you loved "Hunger games". I didn't find any of the characters interesting. I at one point was just skimming the pages to just finish the book. Maybe give this book a chance if you like children killing and insulting each other. Too bad about this book i was excited to find a series to read but was sadly disappointed in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 1/9/2014

    " Liked it, but it was dark and definitely not a feel-good sort of book--which is my usual preference, but I've kept going and have read them all thus far. They get better as the series moves along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Mbaluka | 1/9/2014

    " I can't imagine a world where parents didn't exist and kids ruled each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 1/1/2014

    " I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would, but I still liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cowman232 | 12/22/2013

    " it was the best series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Pempengco | 12/1/2013

    " Very well done for introduction book to the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ayush Mehta | 10/12/2013

    " it's an alright book in my opinion but after the first book i wass done with the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily LeClair | 7/10/2013

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK. IT WAS SO GOOD I READ IT IN ONE SITTING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs.A.Schreiber | 4/21/2013

    " Violent, scary, and gruesome. Very entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Presley Puschman | 3/16/2013

    " I didnt enjoy this boooook. I was so bored for like the whole time, didn't even finish! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/21/2012

    " Meh. Hated how it started, not a big fan of the writing. Picked up by the end enough I'm willing to read the second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 9/1/2012

    " I absolutely loved this, definetly looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elanmcginty | 6/19/2012

    " This was very interesting, it combines superpowers with coming of age stories. a GREAT Read ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 1/2/2012

    " I first read it a couple of years ago, and now my copy is /ridiculously/ dog eared. It still thrills me on every reread, and Michael Grant is an amazing author; though he does have some continuity issues, they can be ignored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxanne | 7/27/2011

    " This is the most terrifying book I've ever read. It was so scary, I couldn't sleep after that. I liked it, but it was way too scary for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 5/6/2011

    " Great idea for a book. I really liked where it was going but couldn't see myself getting into the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray | 4/28/2011

    " The first J. Kellerman novel I have ever read and it was a great police procedural that had an air of realism to it, though it was another serial killer novel. Milo and Alex are well formed characters. I wish I would have discovered him earlier. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roger | 4/19/2011

    " Too much talking in this book. Alex Delaware just gabs and gabs. When the best part of the book is his personal relationship with his two women, and the plot isn't as interesting as his personal life, it's a bad sign for a book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 4/8/2011

    " Very disappointed in this one. I usually enjoy Kellerman's books, but this one is forgettable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 3/22/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Actor wannabes.
    Some murdered, some disappeared.
    Are they connected?

    Trying to forget,
    Alex throws himself all in.
    Seeks understanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/16/2011

    " A great story from the Alex Deleware series. Once again, this is one of my favorite authors and favorite series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 2/8/2011

    " Almost predictable, but some of the character introspection (is that a word?) is definitely interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " *** Good murder mystery. Enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 12/30/2010

    " This will have to stand in for all Kellerman Alex Delaware Series books. I have been reading them since age 13 and they are always good. The main characters have developed well over the years and the mysteries always keep my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Larry | 11/26/2010

    " Not entirely sure why I grabbed another Kellerman book off of the Wife's pile of to-reads.

    I swear on a stack of double knit cardigans, worn over some pleasantly worn chinos, with my slightly toussled auburn hair damp from the shower, that I will not do this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 11/19/2010

    " Alex Delaware is psychologist assisting Milo Sturgis unofficially on cases. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/15/2010

    " I like Alex Delaware; typical book. It always amazes me how people treat their children and how twisted they can become because of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 10/1/2010

    " Very good book.. didn't take long to read.. was captivating right from the start... "

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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 Narrator

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.