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3.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54 (37 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 2000 ISBN: 9780553751192
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In the realm of psychological suspense, Jonathan Kellerman is without peer. Now, following an extraordinary eleven successive "New York Times" bestsellers, he has written an Alex Delaware novel to match his best--about the murder of a celebrity author and the truth behind her public facade. 

She was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shady street in one of L.A.'s safest neighborhoods. For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now Detective Milo Sturgis, newly assigned to the case, turns to his psychologist friend, Dr. Alex Delaware, looking for insights into Devane's life. 

To both men the cold stalking of Hope Devane suggests calculation fueled by hate--an execution. They discover why as they unlock, one by one, the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, the Conduct Committee she ran with an iron hand at the University, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But it is when Alex delves into her childhood that he begins to understand the formidable woman she was--and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it. Building to a white-knuckle climax in which Alex sets a trap for a killer, "The Clinic" is brilliantly plotted suspense as wrenchingly disturbing as today's headlines.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luckngrace | 2/20/2014

    " I like both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman books. This one I'll be using for the challenge as the LBGT task (Milo). I didn't like this one as much as his older Dr. AD books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arjun | 2/19/2014

    " I thought the last 2 books in the Alex Delaware series were a little shaky. I thought maybe I'd take a break from Kellerman. I enjoyed them, but I felt slightly let down when I compared them to his other books. This got the series back on track. "

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

    " I liked this one until the end. Let's get some closure, heh?! "

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

    " I've read a bunch of these "psychological thrillers" by Kellerman. "The Clinic" was not amazing, but it did hold my interest and (as ususal) included various tidbits about abnormal psychology that were interesting. I guess I've grown moderately fond of the lead characters--Alex Delaware, the psychologist who digs into cases for the police and his gay police detective buddy, Milo--so reading another in the series is like visiting old friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Bresnahan | 2/9/2014

    " I have read most of Jonathan Kellerman's work, and this ranks in the upper 1/3. His formula is essentially the same: a horrible crime, a elongated list of suspects, working with Milo, finding the motive, catching the culprit. Hope Devane was a famous media psychologist who was murdered. The formula holds true, and Kellerman takes us on a wide journey of people, places, and situations until he finds the killer. In this case, it works! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/8/2014

    " Language. I realized half way through I had listened to this one before but the story was good enough that I finished it. People can get so messed up that values turn upside down. I like how Alex Delaware is able to get people to talk and give info so the police can solve the crimes. Just wish the language factor wasn't there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci | 2/3/2014

    " takes a leap to find a criminal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 1/20/2014

    " It was a page turner that I had to back up and reread sections to get the plot correct. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Blake | 1/16/2014

    " This was another memorable Alex Delaware novel! A dark look into the world of medicine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/2/2014

    " Psyche prof killed by student whose liver her and her partner harvested for dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie Ward | 11/14/2013

    " Good characters easy to loose yourself in Kellerman's writings. I've read every book in the Alex Delaware series and enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 10/30/2013

    " Kellerman is a good "junk fiction" author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 9/27/2013

    " Eh. Not the best Kellerman I've read. And I really feel like the ending came out of nowhere. Plus, the victim was really unlikable. (I know, I know - nobody deserves to die, blah, blah.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennie | 8/21/2013

    " I had to force myself to finish. Boring, hard to follow, and the (incredibly stupid) motive comes out of left field. No sense of fair play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 5/24/2013

    " A well written mystery. Was not impressed with excessive language or sexual theme. Not one I would recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2012

    " This was my first Jonathan Kellerman book and I found it interesting. I like the Alex Delaware character and plan to read more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/8/2012

    " I enjoy this author's Alex Delaware novels and this was no exception. The psychologist and his buddy Milo, the gay cop, work together on murder cases and it's another page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 11/24/2012

    " A fast read with an interesting finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 11/12/2012

    " I liked how the ending of these books always answers all the character questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 9/10/2012

    " Found this one I haden't read yet. Alex Delaware is helping Milo who is working a cold case of a murdered professor and they uncover quite a bit more as new information comes to light. I always like the Delaware books and this was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/9/2012

    " Another great Alex Delaware novel. This one is definitely a quick read with a fast-paced storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon-anne | 4/22/2012

    " One of the best books by Johnathan Kellerman that I've read yet. Definitely kept me interested throughout the book, and lots of plot twists that I was not expecting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/20/2012

    " Alex Delaware as a protaganist is always a enjoyable read. In this book Alex is looking into the death of a clinical therapist/professor. What secrets did Dr. Hope Devaine have before her death? a classic who done it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa B | 3/13/2012

    " The first Kellerman book I ever read back in 2004. Since then I made it a point to start at the beginning and read the entire Alex Delaware series. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warner | 10/21/2011

    " Good read about the hospital life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. Thompson | 7/3/2011

    " Well writen and the character carries the storyline well "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 5/10/2011

    " Wow, this is a first for me I don't have much to say about a book. Other than it was okay and that it was a little boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/22/2011

    " Alex Delaware as a protaganist is always a enjoyable read. In this book Alex is looking into the death of a clinical therapist/professor. What secrets did Dr. Hope Devaine have before her death? a classic who done it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rallou | 2/21/2011

    " A great vacation read! My introduction to Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis, and I will certainly read others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/18/2011

    " Was ok. A bit too much dialogue used to tell the story. Would have benefited from more narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci | 12/19/2010

    " takes a leap to find a criminal "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekkila | 12/18/2010

    " Punishing a rapist by forcing him to donate a black market kidney against his will. I guess that is a pretty good punishment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luckngrace | 10/31/2010

    " I like both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman books. This one I'll be using for the challenge as the LBGT task (Milo). I didn't like this one as much as his older Dr. AD books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 8/13/2010

    " It was a page turner that I had to back up and reread sections to get the plot correct. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyneva | 8/8/2010

    " Better than the previous Delaware entry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 7/10/2010

    " Eh. Not the best Kellerman I've read. And I really feel like the ending came out of nowhere. Plus, the victim was really unlikable. (I know, I know - nobody deserves to die, blah, blah.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 6/19/2010

    " Found this one I haden't read yet. Alex Delaware is helping Milo who is working a cold case of a murdered professor and they uncover quite a bit more as new information comes to light. I always like the Delaware books and this was no exception. "

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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.