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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,188 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:
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Alex Delaware is back! And in Jonathan Kellerman’s riveting and ingenious new novel, Monster, he faces one of the most grisly and baffling mysteries of his career: How can a nonfunctional psychotic locked up in a supposedly secure institution for homicidal madmen predict brutal murders in the outside world? Delaware and his friend and partner, Detective Milo Sturgis, must penetrate this enigma in order to stop the horrific killings.

A marginal actor is found dead in a car trunk, sawn in half. Months later, a psychologist at a hospital for the criminally insane is discovered murdered and mutilated in a tantalizingly similar way. When reports of an inmate’s incoherent ramblings begin to make frightening sense as predictions of yet more slayings, Delaware and Sturgis are drawn into a web of family secrets, vengeance, and manipulation—both inside the asylum and on the streets of LA, where death, drugs, and sex are marketed as commodities. The climactic discovery they make as they race to prevent more killings gives fresh and terrifying meaning to the concept of monstrosity.

With Monster’s incomparably deft characterizations and dazzlingly dark plot twists, Jonathan Kellerman further enhances his literary position as master of the psychological thriller.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 1/30/2014

    " Jonathan Kellerman novels are my guilty pleasure, and this one was no exception. While it isn't his best book, it was still a good read for a car ride. It follows the Kellerman style very closely. It kept my attention, and I thought the story was easy enough to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/27/2014

    " a standout in the little-discussed (but i suspect well-known) genre "books on familial bookshelf that can be reached without getting up off the couch post-turkey on a lazy thanksgiving weekend." how do i know it stood out, since it was clearly inhaled in a mere 5 tryptophan-hazed hours? because when i had finished and FINALLY went to pee, i had to open the shower curtain to make sure there wasn't a psychopathic killer in there. perfect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/27/2014

    " This just didn't settle well with me. Having a ten month old daughter myself the scene describing the Monster's atrocities got to me more than normal. Maybe I've reached a point in life where I just can't get into slasher type novels, even if they do have a psychological undertone. But even if that scene hadn't gotten to me it's a pretty crappily written book. Not sure there's much at all that was good about it now that I'm trying to think of something. Oh well...gave it a shot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/20/2014

    " Ok...a female psychologist in her thirties tires of her career in academia and chooses to work in a forensic institution east of Los Angeles. About six months into her job she turns up dead. Seriously, this is the plot. I kid you not. Meanwhile I'm still reading and working. "

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About the Narrator

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.