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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,896 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 2007 ISBN: 9780739309995
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Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, she still seems older than her years–but her problems go beyond hyper-maturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanya’s aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware’s help. The doctor recalls Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse struggling to raise a child on her own–a woman seemingly incapable of the “terrible thing” she has admitted. But for Tanya’s peace of mind, Delaware agrees to investigate, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred.

Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.’s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya’s nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student. Suddenly a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secrets–and bodies–are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and death–a legacy of evil that refuses to die.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/17/2014

    " Nineteen-year-old girl with OCD hears an ambiguous confession from her dying mother. The resulting investigation turns up a suspect with his own obsessions (didn't appreciate the details of that). Very good audible narrator, interesting plot, didn't care for the graphics of a few characters. "

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

    " Each night, as I picked this book up to read, (And put it back down. Must do this exactly nine times.) as I turned each page, (Can't stop on an even numbered page. Have to keep going until the last numer is three.) as I read each chapter, (Have to stop on a word that has a numer of letters divisible by six.) I realized that the concept of "obsessive compulsive" character is bit far-fetched...But I liked the L.A setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindee Bowen | 2/9/2014

    " The story line was as good as other Alex Delaware novels, but advancing it though too much dialogue dragged it down a bit. I found myself skipping over long passages, something I almost never do! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 2/2/2014

    " Good book. I really like the alex Delaware Series, Especially Milo. I like that it is about them trying to find if there was a crime. That was different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 El | 1/31/2014

    " Again - a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/26/2014

    " I'm always a fan of both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman. I found this one to be an enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie Kesler | 1/23/2014

    " Very disappointing. I only finished it because I kept thinking that it would get better, but it never did. Thankfully this wasn't his first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonya | 1/23/2014

    " I like Kellerman's story lines but don't get his "obsession" with every detail of clothing all of his characters. That part gets a bit old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 1/18/2014

    " Maybe I wasn't in the mood for the book this time, but I really felt the leaps to theories were a little unbelievable this time. That is the author's normal form, however this time I just could not follow the logic. Did not enjoy this book as much as his prior Alex Delaware Novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betti | 1/11/2014

    " Not his best but Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis never fail to entertain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/10/2013

    " I found myself wanting it to be over. It could have been better if he got more into the OCD which ended up having very little to do with the whole thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/6/2013

    " 21st in the series! This book spends FAR too much time on meals, places and Dr Delaware's dog(!)than is necessary. The plotline is weaker than usual going back into the past to probe a mystery, to even determine if there IS a mystery. A fair read, but not one of Kellerman's stronger efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Maerten-Moore | 11/15/2013

    " Enjoyable. I wanted to see what happened, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 11/5/2013

    " A bit graphic/gross some parts. Otherwise I really enjoyed it, could not put it down! Now I want to read the rest of the Alex Delaware books!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Poling | 10/24/2013

    " I really didn't like this book very much. It moved slowly and had more characters than I could manage. I continue to love Alex Delaware and like following his relationships with Robin and his friend Sturgis. This book introduces a new puppy in their household. A french bulldog named Blanche. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Landpomeranze | 8/22/2013

    " It was an "okay" read. I don't know why but it never grabbed me like other novels with Alex and Milo. Actually I had to fight a bit to finish it and sometimes I found the story rather confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 8/2/2013

    " I enjoy the Alex Delaware series, been reading Kellerman for the last 15 years and his books don't disappoint. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mendy | 3/12/2013

    " Couldn't even finish this book- rare for me. Just couldn't get into the plot and characters. It all moved way too slow, when it did move it was predictable and 200+ pages in, still no real developments. In the used bookstore pile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bears Library | 1/28/2013

    " I listed to the audio version of the book. It kept my attention but I'm writing this review so long after listening to it that I can't say much more about it! Sorry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 10/20/2012

    " Alex Delaware series is one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 8/2/2012

    " Meh, nothing special about this book. Simply a time-filler. I did not like the plotline very much as not much happened and did not tie in together very well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 RW | 6/16/2012

    " Morally objectional material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kite | 3/30/2012

    " I love psychological murder mysteries; they do so much beyond the crime and facts. It was a very interesting read! "

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

    " I do enjoy the Alex Delaware books. Usually there are no shocking revelations, no over-the-top drama and rarely any take-your-breath-away action/adventure. Just good, solid writing and mysteries about crimes that revolve around the most effective weapon of all: the mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/12/2012

    " Excellent bookgood plotlots of well rounded characters. I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frania | 12/8/2011

    " One of the better Alex Delaware novels - I hadn't read one for a while - so this was a nice change from what I had been reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 10/12/2011

    " It was just ok ... a bit confusing, I don't think I'd hurry out to get another one of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/18/2011

    " Lots of characters. Sometimes hard to follow. Good gym "listening." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jess | 6/17/2011

    " I didn't find this book to be very well written, engrossing, entertaining, or anything else. There were no interesting plot twists and it just got annoying trying to keep up with all their theories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzette Ross | 5/20/2011

    " I dig Kellerman' Alex Delaware. I liked it, but wasn't as compelling as some of his other novels with the same characters. "

  • 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 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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