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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,017 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: Alexander Adams, Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780385359993
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Dr. Morton Hander practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Hander paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

It’s psychologist Alex Delaware’s job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Meldoy’s memory. But as the sinister shadows in the girl’s mind begin to take shape, Alex discovers that the mystery touches a shocking incident in his own past. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex must expose before it claims another innocent victim.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Gehrhardt | 2/6/2014

    " This book got me started with Alex and Milo. I've read the whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/25/2014

    " Good enough for a fluff read but I wasn't overly impressed. He could have done more with less -that, and the Scooby Doo "I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids" throughout the last five chapters... I guess I always expect more from someone who has written so many books (Kellerman, Patterson, Roberts). I should know better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poppy | 1/24/2014

    " LOVE Jonathan Kellerman - all of the Alex Delaare novels, at any rate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 1/20/2014

    " First book in the Alex Delaware and it was a good beginning. The story was well written and the relationship between Alex and Milo is intersting. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 1/19/2014

    " series beginner with alex delaware solving crimes as child psychologist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merwyn Haskett | 1/15/2014

    " Great book - kinda odd to read about fictional islands and universities in King County - halfway through the story I realized I had seen this as a made-for-tv movie starring Ted Danson in the 80s. "

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

    " Not bad. Believability is affected somewhat in that the retired psychologist turned vigilante is able to investigate and do better at catching bad guys than the police are. There's also very few repercussions for the various things he does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lainey Reese | 1/9/2014

    " This was the first book I ever read that wasn't a romance...and it blew my mind! Gripping, heart breaking and exciting. I could not recommend it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/3/2014

    " This first book was a surprise. Meeting Alex Delaware, learning Jonathan Kellerman's style...I was ready for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen Fowler-jonsson | 12/21/2013

    " I really liked this book. Kellerman does an excellent job letting you get in touch with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/11/2013

    " Jonathan Kellerman is one of my all time favorite authors. Love all his books, except "The Web". Skip that one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 10/20/2013

    " It's a good thing this was not the first Alex Deleware novel I read. I started with #21 in the series and thought I'd go back and see where the character started. But I found the storyline of this book a little too full of unrealistic action, expecially toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 9/30/2013

    " Loved it!!! Absolutely great for Alex Delaware fans...The first story of their series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Dufour | 8/16/2013

    " I have read all the books in this series and really enjoyed them. If you like psychological mystery, you'll like these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise MacDonald | 5/14/2013

    " Classic Kellerman. I really enjoy his earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwayne | 4/6/2013

    " I have enjoyed all of the books by this author. Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/5/2012

    " Love the Alex Delaware series. I cannot read them when I am alone because they FREAK ME OUT. But I love the weird psychological stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 10/2/2012

    " This is a great first book in the series with lots of action, drama and plenty of suspense in every page of the book. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Himes | 9/17/2012

    " I really enjoy Jonathan Kellerman's character, Alex Delaware. I've found that when I like the characters so much, I have a hard time finishing books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Dicken | 8/21/2012

    " I just started reading this series of books. The main character is a psychologist, so it is murder mystery style from his perspective. It can get a little graphic, but it is a new take on the same old stuff. I really like the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 7/20/2012

    " This is the first Kellerman novel I read and I've been an Alex Delaware fan ever since! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Molini | 6/25/2012

    " Intense and morbid. You feel a bit sickly after reading it, but Jonathan Kellerman really did a good job at make you feel the story. This book got me hooked into the rest of his series... which I am still trying to get through. I can't do too many Alex Delaware novels in a row, they are dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 6/6/2012

    " Another series of serial psychological/mystery thrillers. Protagonist is a child psychologist who works with a detective to solve crimes. "

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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 Narrators

Alexander Adams was named by AudioFile as one of the Best Voices of the Century and now includes him in their annual Golden Voices roundup of top narration talent. He has recorded over 500 audiobooks. To date he has won eighteen of AudioFile‘s coveted Earphone Awards and one Audie Award.

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.