A friend of mine gave me a Jonathan Kellerman book and I was hooked instantly! Now I am going back and reading all of his books.
This story was very good and I was shocked at the end!
A good book, don't read late at night.
Another excellent read from Kellerman.
twenty one month old little girl looks the picture of health but her parents rush her to the er night after night with symptoms no one can explain. another alex delaware novel
A decent medical mystery. Deals with Munchausen by proxy. The main character is trying to find out who is hurting a toddler names Cassie. The suspect list includes everyone close to her, and when you think you know who is responsible Kellerman throws in just enough to make you doubt it!
Alarming book that reveals the cruel and evil side of human nature. Suspenseful and the ending is not at all what everyone expects.
Introduced me to the disease Munchausen by proxy. Scary
A really intelligent psychological thriller about a child psychologist investigating a case of Munchhausen by proxy to determine whether it is the mother, the father or the apparently devoted nurse simulating illness in an innocent toddler in order to feed their need for attention.
couldn't really get into it.
Alex Delaware series. These are really good mysteries.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a disorder that causes parents to induce illness in their own children. This is the story of 21-month-old Cassie Jones whose parents rush her to the ER night after night with unexplainable medical symptoms.
A Dr. Alex Delaware novel. Dr. Delaware may have to prove that a child's parents are making her sick. Doctors call it Munchausen by proxy, a terrifying disorder.
When Dr. Delaware consults on a little girl, he is positive the diagnosis is Munchauseen by proxy. Munchaussen is when a person makes herself sick; munchaussen by proxy is when someone (usually the mother) makes the child sick frequently. Great mystery. One of Kellerman's early novel...but holds your attention to the end.
another excellent delaware novel
Very detailed in describing events and scenes..
The doctors call it Munchausen by proxy, the terrifying disorder that causes parents to induce illness in their own children. Now, in his most frightening case, Dr. Alex Delaware may have to prove that a child's own mother or father is making her sick.
Another excellent Alex Delaware book. This is my favorite one that I've read to date.
Little slow for me, but got better around the last 1/3 of the book. Surprise ending.
The 7th book in the Alex Delaware series.
Great medical mystery - WOW - hard to put down! Tension just keeps
building.....dares you to quit reading....
You try to find out who is making this child sick and everyone is a suspect as she is repeatedly brought in to the hospital.
Excellent read. Excellent "twist" ending (though it's one I suspected was coming). This one will definitely leave you wondering about the system & may teach you a bit about psychotic behavior in the process!
In one of the most frightening and challenging cases of his career, Dr. Alex Delaware must confront a strange medical mystery involving a child.
Great book; but then I seem to really enjoy everything Jonathan Kellerman writes.
Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
Twenty one month old Cassie is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the ER night after night with medical symptoms no one can explain. When Alex is called to investigate, instinct tels him that one parent may be a monster.
A 1993 and the eight of many Alex Delaware mysteries by Kellerman. I read this book a couple years ago, during my Jonathan Kellerman phase, I forgot most of it.
You amy want to read this book twice to see which clues you have missed. Psychologist/sleuth Alex Delaware nimbly executes tricky steps of his own when called in to consult on the mysterious ailments afflicting a baby being seen at his training hospital in Los Angeles. In his seventh appearance (after Private Eyes ), Delaware is in top form, carefully pursuing the possibility that 21-month-old Cassie Jones may be the victim of Munchausen's Disease by Proxy, a complex syndrome in which a parent, usually the mother, secretly causes the symptoms that endanger the child. That Cassie is the only grandchild of the hospital's new CEO, a corporate hotshot who has demoralized the staff with cutbacks and a new administration of "paramilitary types," adds political twists to the case's knotty psychological aspects. After a doctor involved in computer research is murdered in the hospital parking lot, Delaware calls on his friend Milo, a gay LAPD homicide cop currently serving as an input clerk. They link an earlier murder to the hospital and then key into a secret federal investigation, all the while trying to keep Cassie safe. With familiar characters, including Delaware's woodworking girlfriend Robin, and some well-developed new ones, notably the hospital's thuggish security head and an uptight pediatric nurse, Kellerman steadily turns up the suspense, reserving some surprises to spring near the end of this intricate tale, the best of recent Alex Delaware stories.
I enjoyed "Devil's Waltz" very much. I like all Kellerman books including those of Faye and Jesse Kellerman.
The doctors call it Munchausen by proxy, the terrifying disorder that causes parents to induce illness in their own children.
Twenty-one month old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain.
Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.
Then a physician at the hospital is brutally murdered.
One of my favorite Kellerman novels.
A Dr. Alex Delaware novel.
Delaware must find the monster who is hearting an 21 month old girl, doe's one of her caregivers have Munchausen by proxy.