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Bad Love (Alex Delaware, Bk 8)
Bad Love - Alex Delaware, Bk 8
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
It came in a plain brown wrapper, no return address -- an audiocassette recording of a horrifying, soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of a childlike voice chanting: “Bad love. Bad love. Don’t give me the bad love.” For Alex Delaware the tape is the first intimation that he is about to enter a living nightmare. Others...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345539021
ISBN-10: 0345539028
Publication Date: 1/1/2013
Pages: 496
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Bad Love (Alex Delaware, Bk 8) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. A real page turner. It leaves you guessing up to the very end.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am not a real big Kellerman fan, however, in this book he keeps you
interested and trying to fit the clues together before the ending
of the book. worth the read. Earl H. Meldrim, Ga.
reviewed Bad Love (Alex Delaware, Bk 8) on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
what a surprise ending this one has!
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Helpful Score: 2
I was attracted by the title and by the jacket description. "For Alex Delaware, the tape is the first intimation that he is about to enter a living nightmare. Others soon foolow: disquieting laughter echoing over a phone line that suddenly goes dead, a chilling act of trespass and vandalism. He has become the target of a carefully orchestrated campaign of vague threats and intimidation rapidly building to a crescendo as harassment turns to terror, mischief to madness." Wow, sounds like a great read!

It is...if you're into mystery thrillers. I thought it was just okay.

The story opens with Dr. Alex Delaware becoming involved in a complicated visitation case. He is a child psychologist and a consultant to the LAPD. In the beginning of the book, he receives a frightening tape: someone is screaming and then a child's emotionless voice recites: "bad love" over and over. I was hooked for maybe 2/3 of the book but then certain things didn't add up. When they don't add up and when they don't seem real, I become annoyed with the story. I felt Dr. Delaware was too intrusive into people's lives and toward the end he was downright whiny.

There was one teeny little clue as to the perpertrator. It didn't "feel" right to me. Maybe it's the mystery thriller genre thing...

Hopefully the next Dr. Delaware book I read won't leave me feeling as let down
reviewed Bad Love (Alex Delaware, Bk 8) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
From 1994, this is a pivotal Alex Delaware adventure. The villian is nasty, and isn't revealed until it's almost too late. Alex's original abode burns (leading to later reconstruction), and Robin adopts her familiar (to readers of more recent entries) pooch. Det. Milo Sturgis stars, without personal issues in this one. All in all, a good solid read that fills in some blanks for those of us who started this series at the wrong end! Four Stars.
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