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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,313 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: July 2007 ISBN: 9780739303832
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The bestselling author of When The  Bough Breaks, Blood Test,  and Over The Edge delivers the  most stunning novel yet and featuring  psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a  controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex  encounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, an  exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more  than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he  desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The  next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by  guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of  Sharon's life--a journey that will take him through  the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich,  into the dark closets of a family's disturbing  past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind,  where childhood terrors still hold sway.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronny | 2/5/2014

    " the first JK novel that I read after that I keep on reading his book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 2/2/2014

    " This is the last abridged book I do. I know it would have been good if they had the full audio and any one of my libraries. but I just couldn't get into how much it jumped around and just plain didn't make sense to me. I got the gist of the story, but its just not told well in the medium. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 2/1/2014

    " I believe this to be the weirdest of all the Kellerman books I've read (& I've read a lot of them!). THis book seemd to have less to do with hard-core detecting and more to do with how far can we go! It reminded me of the gothic suspense stories I read long ago. Mow this book is early in the Alex Delaware series, maybe before Kellerman really hit his stride. I usually love the Dr. Delaware books, this one was a surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/14/2014

    " I'm giving it 3 stars to be consistent with the other Kellerman/Delaware books I've read but I confess this one had me skimming rather than reading. The convoluted identical triplet/"Howard Hughes-alike plot had me muttering a few choice epithets and when our doughty hero finally signed up for psychological counseling at the end it was a relief. Another reader (Jim?) had a great review of the action! "

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

    " Very different because now we discover Alex's past. A nice change. I am a big fan of this series & not all are perfect but it is the seriez with the growth that makes it. I did not read them in order at first but for years I have & I cannot wait for the next one...Love his style & ever changing topics! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela Murray | 1/2/2014

    " These books are one of my guilty pleasures. The pleasure was tempered in this case by an overly convoluted plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 1/1/2014

    " Weird stuff. As I've read these first four books in the Doctor Alex Delaware series, I've been thinking this doctor needs to heal himself. In Silent Partners what has been implicit is now explicit - Delaware is not OK. While he manages to solve mysteries, including this one involving an old girlfriend and an intricate past, he has been acting more out of control in each book, more obsessive and depressed. So, in pursuing justice and closure for his patients and friends, he finds himself coming apart. Very gothic story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Hilton | 12/31/2013

    " This is a very interesting Alex Delaware mystery with a great deal of psychological background to it. Toward the end the plot becomes so twisted that it seems a bit forced, but it's still a very good read. "

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

    " Really? A feral child as heroine? Probably a little slick for its own good. I do enjoy the interplay between Alex Delaware and his cop buddy, Milo, but this book just tried too hard to be complicated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/27/2013

    " Twists and turns throughout the entire book. Several different psychology terms and meanings which was very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meaghan | 11/15/2013

    " I do love me a little Dr. Alex Delaware. This one is good, lots of insight by/about Alex and a ridiculously complicated plot. Not much Milo and little or no Robin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mainrun | 10/31/2013

    " Not interested in this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Hill Alexander | 10/11/2013

    " My first Kellerman novel and I'm glad I read this book. There were a few expected suprises that will keep you anxious to know what will happen next. I'll definitely reading more from Kellerman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 9/13/2013

    " The weirdest and least plausible Delaware novel I've read so far. Although it may be the only one in the series that stands out to me because of it. The rest tend to blur together in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Harrison | 8/18/2013

    " Kellerman is a good writer and this book is worth a read. Original storyline that kept me hooked. Did get a tad convoluted, but was still a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mishka | 8/3/2013

    " First Kellerman I have read in a while and this was one of the first ones he wrote. The story line was a bit more convoluted than what I am used to but I still enjoyed it for the most part. I am now reading one of his more recent ones and I like the evolution of his writing style better I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/29/2013

    " I read this series in the 80s&90s can't really remember them-but I do remember how good they were and this is---even 20 plus years later! "

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

    " I always like Jonathon Kellerman's books. This one was a little to long in some parts and was way far fetched so I only gave it 4 stars. It was an easy read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 4/5/2013

    " It was ok. A little long and the ending appeared predictable. I would still continue to read the Alex Delaware series to see how the characters continue and develop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadley | 4/5/2013

    " Starts a little slow... But awesome after you get through the first 30 or so pages.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 11/18/2012

    " Getting caught up on a few of Alex Delaware novels I missed. This was a good one, as most of Kellerman's novels are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/25/2012

    " Old "twin" girlfriend commits suicide. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 4/17/2012

    " I was bitterly disappointed with this novel after reading other Jonathan Kellerman novels. Nothing rang true about the plot and I didn't care about the characters. I did finish it, but it was a struggle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami Habel | 2/18/2012

    " I really liked it I like the characters... Good story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/7/2012

    " Great subject that held my interest. Rather convoluted plot with plenty of strings that came together akwardly. The ending did not do the whole book justice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 10/1/2011

    " Alex Delaware #4....mental illness, suicide, blackmail and family secrets in this psychological thriller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Pietrs | 8/28/2011

    " Not bad, I've liked some of his other books better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerjonji | 7/30/2011

    " You can't hate it bc it's a Kellerman book, but this isn't one of my favs by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Rose Stark | 4/26/2011

    " Featured alternate of the Literary Guild. An Alex Delaware novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 2/19/2011

    " nothings black or white, everything is gray. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadley | 2/17/2011

    " Starts a little slow... But awesome after you get through the first 30 or so pages.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annie | 1/18/2011

    " What a deception! Lots of clichés in the women's behaviors, dialogues were tacky and not credible. A total waste of time. Hope the next Delaware will be better... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 12/12/2010

    " I was bitterly disappointed with this novel after reading other Jonathan Kellerman novels. Nothing rang true about the plot and I didn't care about the characters. I did finish it, but it was a struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 12/11/2010

    " Compelling with a lot of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 12/2/2010

    " Very good. Psychological thriller filled with enough twists and turns to keep me busy for a couple of days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/1/2010

    " Okay, this book was so intriguing that I started reading it again in 2010 and got about a quarter of the way through before I realized I'd read it before. Strange twists one would never expect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanip | 5/24/2010

    " Read this one in two days. Got half way through and then realized I read this back in the '80s --- when it first came out! Jeez! <smacks head with palm of hand> "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 El | 5/10/2010

    " Very good story - very convoluted ... just like I prefer it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 4/13/2010

    " This book was a very different read. It was interesting, but it was very much in the head type of book. Not much action, but it was very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 2/25/2010

    " Engrossing and slow. Intriguing, twisted, but single threaded. That bitch be crazy! A little too perfect for my taste, but entertaining, so I guess I had to rate it over 2 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eunira | 2/18/2010

    " This was received as rabck, it will be released as such.

    This book belonged to Judy Rockwood who passed away on December 18, 2003. We hope that Judy's books will continue to be enjoyed by others as much as she enjoyed them. We miss you, Judy. "

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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.