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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,949 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780739369135
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Unraveling the madness behind L.A.’s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction’s #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman’s universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims—Kellerman at his razor-sharp, harrowing finest.

Not since Jack the Ripper terrorized the London slums has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn’t a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartment–turned–charnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion…yet with no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behind—a blank page bearing a question mark—seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges.

Under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic, Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft—and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginable—and an evil soul at its most unspeakable. “This one was different,” Alex observes at the start of the case. This one will haunt his waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Mcnamara | 2/18/2014

    " At times I love his books and at times just a little...this falls inbetween. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conda Douglas | 2/14/2014

    " Kellerman's last couple of offerings are much more mysteries than thrillers. Which is great for me because of the two genres I prefer mysteries a little over thrillers. His writing is also somewhat streamlined and clean. Is this a great read? No, but it is a fast and engaging read, with a couple of delightful twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Hill Alexander | 2/4/2014

    " Alex and milo never disappoint; kellerman at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon McEwen | 1/27/2014

    " This was a bit better than some of his more recent stuff, with an interesting mystery about how the victims of a serial killer were possibly linked together. Some actual action towards the end -- Detective Sturgis and Alex Delaware actually duke it out with the killer. Still, not as exciting or suspenseful as Kellerman's older stuff. And still, I won't stop reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie Moore egelston | 1/25/2014

    " One of my favorite Delaware books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbi | 1/24/2014

    " Too many books, too little story line. It would have made an interesting novella, maybe... "

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

    " This novel is suspenseful and interesting, both a mystery and a thriller. At some point, just like Alex and Milo, the reader knows who the killer is, but finding him is the problem. The background of the novel, which goes into aspects of the mental health system in the past, shows us how a killer could have "fallen through the cracks," so to speak. The book is much more about the mystery and the crime than about the lives of the ensemble characters that appear in the Delaware mysteries. While I did miss that element somewhat, its omission made for a more intense and fast-moving story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Petrilla | 1/14/2014

    " Have read all of the books in the Alex Delaware series. Enjoyed visiting "old friends" Delaware & Milo but feel series has grown tired. Too many aliases and characters made the later pages of the book hard to follow. The plot was good just too complicated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Radley | 1/14/2014

    " I am a fan of Jonathan kellerman , great book fantastic read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harry Varnis | 1/8/2014

    " This one just wasn't as satisfying as others in the series - too clinical maybe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff Seymour | 12/11/2013

    " Nice to see Kellerman back in form, I found the last few of the Delaware series to be a little disappointing but with this one, I found the essence of what had been missing had once again returned to his storytelling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 11/21/2013

    " Always part of my summer reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 9/5/2013

    " I have always liked kellermans book, but this was just a little more gore than necessary, but a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 4/11/2013

    " 3.5 stars, but it didn't really grab me like most other Alex Delaware books. The characters felt quite distant this time. I could have done without the very gruesome descriptions in the opening pages too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/23/2013

    " One of my favorite authors. I've read every one of his books. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 12/25/2012

    " An engrossing beach read if you can handle the blood and gore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 8/11/2012

    " I really like the storyline. Lots of little twists. The actual killer being a bit of a sympathetic character too. Very good read indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 6/20/2012

    " Good story. Characters showing a bit of their personalities not seen before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey O'rourke | 4/24/2012

    " Better than the last in this series, a pretty straightforward procedural. Less character development and discussion than typical Alex Delaware book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 4/6/2012

    " Not one of his best. Chilling. Not pleasant to read. Good writer however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Rielley | 4/2/2012

    " Fabulous as always. Just never tire of these characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 3/21/2012

    " It's been a long time since I've read an Alex Delaware novel. For a while, they seemed to have gotten really strange and were missing the psychological component that drew me to these books in the first place. This is a classic Alex Delaware book! Psychology is a fascinating subject! "

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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.