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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,056 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: April 2004 ISBN: 9780739309681
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Jonathan Kellerman has made the psychological thriller his own gripping province with his bestselling series of Alex Delaware novels. Now, Delaware’s new adventure leads the sleuthing psychologist on a harrowing exploration into the realm he knows best: the human psyche, in all its complexity, mystery, and terrifying propensity for darkness.

“Been a while since I had me a nice little whodunit,” homicide detective Milo Sturgis tells Alex Delaware. But there’s definitely nothing nice about the brutal tableau behind the yellow crime-scene tape. On a lonely lover’s lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each bears a single gunshot wound to the head. The female victim has also been impaled by a metal spike. And that savage stroke of psychopathic fury tells Milo this case will call for more than standard police procedure. As he explains to Delaware, “Now we’re veering into your territory.”It is dark territory, indeed. The dead woman remains unidentified and seemingly unknown to everyone. But her companion has a name: Gavin Quick—and his troubled past eventually landed him on a therapist’s couch. It’s there, on familiar turf, that Delaware hopes to find vital clues. And that means going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a popular celebrity psychologist who fiercely guards the privacy of her clients . . . dead or alive. 

But when there’s another gruesomely familiar murder, Delaware surmises that his investigation has struck a nerve. As he trolls the twisted wreckage of Quick’s tormented last days, what he finds isn’t madness, but the cold-blooded method behind it. And as he follows a chain of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously through the profession he thought he knew, he’ll discover territory where even he never dreamed of treading.

As provocative as it is suspenseful, Therapy is premier Kellerman that finds the award-winning author firing on all creative cylinders—and carrying readers on an electrifying ride to a place only he can take them, for an experience they won’t soon forget.
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Quotes & Awards

  • LABYRINTHINE TWISTS, EXCELLENT PACING, AND HARD-BOILED, SWAGGERING DIALOGUE. The Washington Post
  • IMMENSELY ENJOYABLE . . . THERE’S EVEN A SHOCKING SURPRISE. Associated Press
  • A TIGHT, ENGAGING . . . BRAINTEASER. New York Daily News

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel McHaffie | 2/18/2014

    " Jonathan Kellerman is a clinical psychologist. His understanding of the human and the criminal mind makes his writing intriguing for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Galaske | 2/13/2014

    " I listened to this book rather than read it, and I found Kellerman's constant detailed descriptions of every new person and every new room Alex Delaware walked into quite annoying. I'd never noticed that in his previous books. It also had a loooong list of characters, suspects, and a tangled plot with motives run a muck. For me, listening to the story made it very difficult to keep track of everyone, and I found myself hoping they'd just solve the darn thing, so I could move on. "

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

    " I usually am more drawn in by Jonathan Kellerman novels than I was with this one. Granted, I read the final 2/3rd of it pretty sporadically due to the birth of my daughter & few opportunities to read during those early weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Perkins | 2/3/2014

    " A complex, satisfying police procedural. Not really a thriller, as there is little action except near the end, but the story keeps throwing red herrings and plot twists at you - enough to keep the pages turning. In the Alex Delaware books, I enjoy the psychology part, probably somewhat because of my own education, but also because in many stories of this genre, it is usually unconvincing; however, Kellerman uses his own psychology background to keep it realistic. He is not as good as the British equivalent but as far as crime novels go, he is reliably entertaining. "

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

    " Another book from our book swap at work that was great to read over the weekend while I was sick. Decent book candy. "

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

    " Always a good read. One really cares about the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sadie | 1/23/2014

    " This MUST say something about my access to good books these days in China. (Luckily I just ran into a few good ones to borrow from a friend.) My mom left it here when she visited. It wasn't bad and I read it in about 2 days. The plot wasn't too predictable although once I figured it out I didn't feel like finishing the end. I must say it did get me itching for some good mysteries... "

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

    " There was suspense almost to the end. It is good read and I do like this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/18/2014

    " Just when you think no stone has been left unturned in this murder mystery plot, a Rwandan diplomat comes along and changes everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Clark-cook | 1/11/2014

    " I liked especially the psychological twists in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/10/2014

    " Although I love this series, this was not one of my favorites. I wasn't interested in the characters or the outcome. Finished it because it's not in me to leave books unfinished. Maybe it was due to so much broken up reading time getting ready for Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/7/2014

    " Another Excellent book by Jonathan Kellerman! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laine | 1/3/2014

    " The psychobabble bits were great ... the plot not so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/17/2013

    " Way too many characters in and out of the story. Got confusing at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 12/17/2013

    " Another Alex Delaware book, with some good plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nora nora | 12/7/2013

    " kellerman was good, but there seemed to e too many irrelevent subplots to mix it up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abdulra'uf Mcadam | 11/22/2013

    " All that glitters ain't Gold ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Queue | 11/22/2013

    " Just reread this. One of Kellerman's better recent books, IMO; he's grown (mostly) out of his faux. Hemingway. Phase. Where every other sentence. Is a dramatic. Fragment, and both writing and plot are the better for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysia | 10/23/2013

    " I loved reading a book with geographical references I could actually relate to! It was a good, complicated mystery that I couldn't put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephenie Patterson | 7/19/2013

    " Another great Alex Delaware book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 9/3/2012

    " (Book 18 of author's Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imelda Pearce | 3/31/2012

    " I had not read a book by this author before. i would read another. It sure kept me reading. I liked the protagonist and his sidekick. It was right on the edge of what I could read in terms of violence. The problem with it, is the ending let me down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 2/13/2012

    " Okay read but nothing new. No thinking required even to the wardrobe and sooo much detail of places, rooms,etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/22/2011

    " Language! I enjoy the Alex Delaware stories except for the language. Alex, a psychologist, works with the police to help solve crimes. This story is about a group of pyschologists that scam the welfare system and end up paying for their greed big time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 6/22/2011

    " quick library read - was ok, but could've been so good. maybe the rest of the series is better? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy Romero | 6/3/2011

    " ok - but not one of my kellerman favs "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janeene | 5/21/2011

    " 2.5 stars - felt it drug in parts "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meaghan | 5/6/2011

    " Con-vo-luted. Way to much "here's what happened" in the last chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nora | 4/18/2011

    " it was a good book but there were too many irrelevent subplots "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nora | 4/14/2011

    " kellerman was good, but there seemed to e too many irrelevent subplots to mix it up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 4/12/2011

    " Jonathan Kellerman seldom disappoints. This Alex Delaware/Mile Sturgis mystery held my interest throughout and I read it in less than 24 hours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 3/2/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Young couple murdered:
    Unidentified woman,
    Brain-damaged young man.

    More murders ensue.
    Psychologist and patient...
    What's the connection? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 2/25/2011

    " Decent story, though I want more about Delaware and his life. Nice to see him interacting with Robin and Spike again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/9/2010

    " good,but slightly overlong story,would read another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milly | 12/6/2010

    " Another great adventure, mystery and intrigue with Milo and Alex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 11/19/2010

    " Another Excellent book by Jonathan Kellerman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bart | 10/11/2010

    " The Deleware books are like old friends to me now. THey don't surprise me much, and they're pretty predictable. But I'm always grateful that they're here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Astraia | 9/11/2010

    " There are some great and surprising characters in this book who unfortunately do nothing surprising. I think the reason I rated it so low is because the end disappoints. Prior to the ending, it is a page turning smart mystery. But you've got to have an ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 9/4/2010

    " I usually am more drawn in by Jonathan Kellerman novels than I was with this one. Granted, I read the final 2/3rd of it pretty sporadically due to the birth of my daughter & few opportunities to read during those early weeks. "

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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.