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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,460 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: March 2006 ISBN: 9780739309803
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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?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 2/20/2014

    " What can I say? Another Alex Delaware novel, pretty much the same as all the other ones. Like a bag of Doritos, you know exactly what to expect and you know it's not the best thing for you, but it does satisfy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rooney1961 | 2/11/2014

    " An easy read... Not too scary... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/28/2014

    " The author def. thought outside the box on this one. A good who wudda thunk it. "

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

    " I am a big fan of the Alex Delaware series. It's a nice no brainer mystery. I particularly like these due to the fact that Alex Delaware is also a Psychologist and works with the LAPD. Nice, quick easy read when you are just looking for some fluff and a murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather McCubbin | 1/9/2014

    " I love Alex Delaware, usually, but in this book he didn't seem to do much. There was way to much dialogue and the story seemed to go on and on and on...and by the end it was very confusing as to "who dun it" and who was related to whom. I bought this paperback at the airport so I'd have something simple to read while on vacation--it turned out to be harder to follow than I orginally thought! "

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

    " well written and detailed. great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/26/2013

    " One of my new faves! "

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

    " The book kept me interested. I like Kellerman's writing style and vivid character descriptions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lenka | 12/6/2013

    " Despite its reviews, I had trouble finishing this book. Didn't like it one bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki DeLash | 12/5/2013

    " This was a typical disturbing and twisted Kellerman book. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read his next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 11/4/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liannis | 10/24/2013

    " Good book, full of twists. You never actually know what's going on, and the end is suitably disturbing. Thumbs up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 9/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 5/6/2013

    " This is my third Kellerman novel. Alex and Milo are great characters. Good thriller with quite creepy story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/2/2013

    " As always a good story by Kellerman. A bit too unrealistic and not his best characters, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bubba61909 | 12/28/2012

    " Not too bad, I figured out who the killer was before the book told me. I still thought it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 10/17/2012

    " *** Good murder mystery. Enjoyable read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Peterson | 10/13/2012

    " lots of good characters and family relationships "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne | 8/2/2012

    " This was an enjoyable mid-level mystery. The suspect pool kept growing and the twists weren "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Ashcraft | 6/22/2012

    " A good read but a little disappointing. It dragged in a few spots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R.J. Vaccarelli | 5/16/2012

    " Good story with enough twists to keep you thinking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/6/2012

    " I love Jonathan Kellerman and this book doesn't disappoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray Johnson | 11/30/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 11/24/2011

    " Really cannot put the book down. I enjoy the formatting and structure of the novel. Chapters fly by, and it continues to hold my interest. Easy to pick up again if been neglectful. Jonathan Kellerman is known for psychological thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 8/28/2011

    " Typical good Alex Delaware read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/20/2011

    " Main character Alex Delaware in most of this author's books. He's a psychologist who works cases for the police department. So, you get a mix of both worlds. A good book that I found myself wanting to know what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 7/14/2011

    " I listened to this audiobook and found it very suspenseful. The book really made my car ride go fast and I love this narrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Clark-cook | 7/7/2011

    " Liked it a lot, as I enjoy most of this author's works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 6/24/2011

    " Gone was a great read, but I did find it was fast paced and ended quickly, but still enjoyed immensely!! "

  • 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.