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When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware, Bk 1) (Abridged Audio CD)
When the Bough Breaks - Alex Delaware, Bk 1 - Abridged Audio CD Author:Jonathan Kellerman 3 Abridged CDs. 3 hrs. Reading Time. Read by John Rubinstein — In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr.?Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry.?Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and?sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when?he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific??Palisades apartment. The police have no... more » leads, but?they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old?Melody Quinn.
It's psychologist Dr. Alex?Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret?buried in Melody'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.
This connection is?only the beginning, a single link in a?forty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakable?evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it?claims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.« less
Walter G. (wjglenn) reviewed When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware, Bk 1) (Abridged Audio CD) on
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book. It's the author's first novel (at least in this series) and it shows a bit in the language and character development. It was also written in the late 80s and, while it doesn't seem really dated (save for some accents like decor description), you do have to take it into account when he describes some of the criminology techniques. But it was good. I've already ordered the second book in the series. Kellerman went on to write many of these and according to reviews I've read, they just get better as he gains more experience.
I'd definitely recommend it to people who enjoy crime fiction.