Book Reviews of Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22)

Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22)
Compulsion - Alex Delaware, Bk 22
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345465276
ISBN-10: 034546527X
Publication Date: 3/25/2008
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 140 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 305 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Alex and Milo discover a weird chain of murders that seem to make no sense at all but there is some connection and they pound the pavement to find it. Great twist at the end. I enjoyed it immensely.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I love the Alex and Milo books, found this one to be a little boring. Alex is back with Robin, Spike is gone to doggy heaven, they have a new pooch but not much about her, Robin or Rick. Two cases to solve but still not that interesting...was a disappointment to me.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I had a little difficulty getting into this book for some reason but ended up enjoying it. Cop Milo and his friend psychologist Alex are trying to solve a mystery about murderers who drive luxury automobiles.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great Alex Delaware book! I've read of of his and love them all.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on
Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent Alex Delaware story.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 74 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is another fast moving story in the series. There are the usual twists and turns as Alex and Milo search for the killer of a yung woman, a school teacher and a couple of womemn in a small town beauty store. What are the links between them. The killer is suitably creepy and there is a nice twist at the end when milo solves an old cold case.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another stunning work by the master of suspense. I'm afraid the author seems to be getting wordy, as if being paid by the word. The story line was right on and its impossible to put down.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An Alex Delaware mystery that maybe lacks the surprises of others. Still a good read.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 36 more book reviews
This was my first book of the series. The book was okay - but I wasn't very impressed.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 5 more book reviews
I did enjoy this book... I hadn't read an Alex Delaware book in a while. However, it doesn't have as much about his patient work in this one... a lot of Milo, though! Enjoyable, but not riveting.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 317 more book reviews
Normally I love this series, but somehow I found this was lacking. The premise was interesting, however, the leaps in logic being made just made it absolutely impossible to understand how anyone could follow such a convoluted path. All that being said, if you're a fan of this series you probably should read it just to keep up with the character development. If you've never read this series, don't start with this one.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 12 more book reviews
This book lays a a complete background in the first half then hooks the reader as the mystery is pursued by the lead characters. It builds and builds so that the reader can not put it aside as the mystery is unraveled. Technically sound writing. Very interesting characters. Witty dialogue. A thorough pleasure to read.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 12 more book reviews
I liked it. I like anything with Alex and Milo in it. I found that I guessed the "bad guy" but I think I've read too many of these books!
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 159 more book reviews
Save yourself some time. Read the above description then read something else instead. I hate to say it because I've thought of Alex and Milo as my own personal friends, but it's high time they die off. Nothing new or exciting here folks :(
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 285 more book reviews
A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. The curious fact that all their killers drove luxury vehicles, coupled with a baffling lack of any apparent motive, is enough to warrant the attention of LAPD dective Milo Sturgis and his frequent collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.

What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spiders outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges-on the trail of a killer who proves to be a fleeting shapeshifter, defying indentification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 18 more book reviews
Let's put it this way. Jonathan is not the Kellerman I like to read. Alex Delaware is not a very likable hero and Jonathan Kellerman is a haughty writer.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 42 more book reviews
The characters were interesting, but, the story itself was a little confusing.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 116 more book reviews
This book was a good mystery. It was my first Alex Delaware and at first I found it hard to follow, but it ended pretty good and exciting.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 593 more book reviews
Good read with great ending.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 29 more book reviews
Excellent love mysteries
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 2201 more book reviews
Very disappointed, I usually like this author but this one so boring I couldn't even finish it because by the time I had read half of it I was so bored it just wasn't interesting anymore.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 164 more book reviews
A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired school teacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. The curious fact that all their killers drove luxury vehicles, coupled with a baffling lack of any apparent motive, is enough to warrant the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his frequent collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spiders outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of LA society to its desperate edges - on the trail of a killer who proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death - and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 206 more book reviews
This book was quick reading but certainly not as good as previous books. It seemed like he just didnt put much effort into this one and did not develope the characters very well.
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 44 more book reviews
Kellerman is terrific! I read everything!
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 308 more book reviews
Another good Alex Delaware/Det. Milo book. My only criticism of this book is that I had a tendency to get lost in which character was which, etc. Otherwise there were still surprises, with a good ending. Love Milo's dry sense of humor!
reviewed Compulsion (Alex Delaware, Bk 22) on + 10 more book reviews
Another great Alex Delaware book!!