Book Reviews of Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21)

Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21)
Obsession - Alex Delaware, Bk 21
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345452634
ISBN-10: 0345452631
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 152 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Well I have to say I agree with everyone else. This book was so so and not anywhere near as exciting as most of Kellermans earlier work. As always Milo and Alex make a great team but there didn't see to be any suspense in this novel at all. It was too easy to figure out and personally I had NO sympathy for the girl they were trying to help. She just came across as annoying for me. It was an interesting enough read but definately something I could easily put down. I hope Kellermans next novel will be better.
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Helpful Score: 6
Sorry to say, I didn't enjoy this book as much as a lot of his others. About halfway thru the book I wanted to put it down and start something else but I ended up finishing it anyway. I wish some of these authors would stop trying to push books out so quickly and put a bit more thought into them. I'm not giving up on Kellerman yet tho since I like Alex and Milo as a team.
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Helpful Score: 5
I agree, this was only so-so; the title was the most exciting thing about the book, ha. The fans of Kellerman will probably tolerate this book, but it's really no big deal if you skip this particular book.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
That's it- I give up. This book is so boring and slow-moving that I put it down after page 100 and have given up. Dr. Alex Delaware is trying to solve a mystery that may have occurred, or may not have. Patty Bigelow's dying death-bed confession to her daughter Tanya leads Tanya back to Dr. D., who had treated her childhood OCD. However, the confession was vague, and no one knows if a crime was actually committed. Booooooring. Dr. D. and detective Milo Sturgis try to delve into the past, but at page 100, nothing had been figured out. So, it's back on the bookshelf for other Kellerman fans to enjoy. Judging by the excellent reviews this book has on Amazon, I was certainly disappointed.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Not his best, but entertaining.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Not the best book by Kellerman. A lot of What ifs and maybes.
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Helpful Score: 1
The usual ingenious complex plot. Characters well drawn, but almost too many of them to keep track of unless the book is read in only a few sessions. Need to focus to follow the plot.
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Helpful Score: 1
As a long time fan of both Jonathan Kellerman and Alex Delaware, OBSESSION does not disappoint. As I was immersed once again into another case of past meeting present, I was reminded of how much I love these characters!

When Dr. Delaware is contacted by a former patient after her mother dies, a very strange story unfolds. The girl's mother was a "saint," a nurse who kept the E.R. running smoothly with her tenacity and talents. The fact that she died after a brief illness, and after confessing to having committed a terrible deed, leads her daughter to seek Alex's help. The fact that her mother's boss was Rick Silverman, Milo Sturgis' significant other, only adds to the creative layers of this case.

Tanya Bigelow, now nineteen, once suffered from OCD, and thanks Dr. Delaware for "curing" her. Although Alex has his doubts about the state of Tanya's condition, more stressing matters are on his mind when bodies start piling up, and the "terrible deed" and possible murder that Patty Bigelow confessed to on her deathbed is only the beginning.

OBSESSION is a must-read for all Delaware fans, and for readers who really love a good thriller/mystery. I promise, you won't be disappointed -- although you will be wondering when the next Alex Delaware novel will be published!
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 4 more book reviews
I enjoy reading Jonathan Kellerman books, they are suspenseful, mysterious and entertaining. I have read probably every book Mr. Kellerman has written, unless one has slipped by me at a point. He is an author that entertains as well as enthralls the reader with his story line.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 5 more book reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed - Kellerman has come through again with Delaware and Sturgis.
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You wont want to put this series down! Mr. Kellerman has created a character we can so easily fall in love with!
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Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Tanya returns with a curious request; that Delaware investigate her aunt's deathbed confession of murder. While Delaware doubts that Patty Bigelow was capable of such a horrific act, he agrees to look into the matter. Armed with only the vaguest details, Delaware & LAPD detective Milo Stugis retrace Patty's and Tanya's nomatic & increasingly puzzling life. Then a very real murder tears open a terriying tunnel into the past - where secrets & bodies are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware & Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance & death - a legacy of evil that refuses to die
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It took me a little bit to get into this book. I haven't read Kellerman before. I had to start it twice. Once I got 70 pages or so into the book I had no problem finishing it. The story line was good and not entirely predictable. The characters were tiring in only a way that real people can be. I will probably read another Kellerman book but will try something outside of the Alex Delaware series next.
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Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Tanya returns with a curious request: that Delaware investigate her aunt's deathbed confession of murder. While Delaware doubts that Patty Bigelow was capable of such a horrific act, he agrees to look into the matter. Armed with only the vaguest details, Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis retrace Patty's and Tanya's nomadic and increasingly puzzling life. Then a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secrets - and bodies - are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and death - a legacy of evil that refused to die.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on
This book dealt with so many different people it would often leave me confused. One minute they would use the first name next minute the last name. It just did not seem like an Alex book. I stuck with it since I like the series and wanted to be able to keep up with the story but it was not a favorite at all. I hope the next one is better.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 17 more book reviews
Another outstanding Alex Delaware novel! Kellerman's intricate development of his characters is unparalleled, and this book is no exception. He keeps you guessing right up to the end who the culprit(s) is/are. His final twist at the end caught me entirely by surprise and made me chuckle. Loved this book!
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A solid Alex Delaware novel. Interesting, well paced and a satisfying ending. What more do you want?!
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Great new book by Jonathan Kellerman. Featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis, a simple request to Alex leads thet Delaware and Sturgis on a search for sick, twisted killer. I really enjoyed this one!
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very good
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I really enjoyed this book. The good Doctor joins Milo in a mystifying search for answers after a deathbed confession.
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Fast read!
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Jonathan Kellerman is one of my favorite mystery writers. I really enjoy the characters in the Alex Delaware series. Obsession did not let me down. If you're looking for a good mystery, give it a try.
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Alex Delaware helps a young woman with OCD tendencies find out the answers to her mother's past.
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Definitely not my favorite.. Lots of pretty wild speculating trying to solve the who-done-it..
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Obsession (Alex Delaware #21) Reviewer purchase 5 Stars
by Jonathan Kellerman Narrated by John Rubinstein
Action packed non-stop suspense! I absolutely loved this psychological thriller! The story line is imaginative; I felt compassion for Tanya immediately, loved Dr. Delaware, and either found most of the other characters amusing, downright weird, or instantly hated them. The perfect book! The narration by Rubinstein was done excellently as well, an all-around great listen! I would like to add; both my husband and I loved Obsession, so this is a good one for your next road trip too. Definitely a 5 Star book!
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I usually love Alex and the detective's adventures. But had a real hard time caring much about this one. Don't know why. Just did not. Was glad when it was over. I think it was too long and drawn out and too complicated. Got tired of all the parts being explained to me. Could not wait for the conclusion. If I was not listening on a long road trip and had extra audio books with me would have given up in the middle.
reviewed Obsession (Alex Delaware, Bk 21) on + 7145 more book reviews
As a long time fan of both Jonathan Kellerman and Alex Delaware, OBSESSION does not disappoint. As I was immersed once again into another case of past meeting present, I was reminded of how much I love these characters!

When Dr. Delaware is contacted by a former patient after her mother dies, a very strange story unfolds. The girl's mother was a "saint," a nurse who kept the E.R. running smoothly with her tenacity and talents. The fact that she died after a brief illness, and after confessing to having committed a terrible deed, leads her daughter to seek Alex's help. The fact that her mother's boss was Rick Silverman, Milo Sturgis' significant other, only adds to the creative layers of this case.

Tanya Bigelow, now nineteen, once suffered from OCD, and thanks Dr. Delaware for "curing" her. Although Alex has his doubts about the state of Tanya's condition, more stressing matters are on his mind when bodies start piling up, and the "terrible deed" and possible murder that Patty Bigelow confessed to on her deathbed is only the beginning.

OBSESSION is a must-read for all Delaware fans, and for readers who really love a good thriller/mystery. I promise, you won't be disappointed -- although you will be wondering when the next Alex Delaware novel will be published!
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Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, she still seems older than her years - but her problems go beyond hyper-maturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanya's aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware's help. The doctor recalls Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse struggling to raise a child on her own-a woman seemingly incapable of the 'terrible thing' she has admitted. But for Tanya's peace of mind, Delaware agrees to investigate, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred.