Another great Alex Delaware book! I didn't realize this was a series when I picked this up, and I was thrilled to realize that there are more out there. That said, I think this probably the best entre into Kellerman's novels. The story is dark and thrilling, and the writing is great -- the characters really leap off of the page. Love it!
Great psychological thriller. Delaware is a "child" psychologist, but the plot of this book deals primarily with adults (although these adults were once children, which I guess means they're in the Delaware area of expertise.) If you're an Alex Delaware fan, this is another good one!
By Andrea Egger, author of Grave Accusations (Gallup, NM USA) - See all my reviews
This is my first J. Kellerman book, and WOW, this writer has me hooked already. The book has it all -- romance, rejection, confusion, a woman involved in pornography, there's blackmail, problems at the job level, issues with professional personalities in scholastic settings that are not so professional, and an interesting question -- which woman do you believe? And both women appear to share the same body.
This had me going from the first page to the last. Foreshadowing even kept you guessing -- you knew what was going to happen, or did you? Just when you thought, "I got it!" he added another twist to the plot. I was unprepared for the ending, as was the author's intention. I recently obtained another J. Kellerman book and am trying to hurry through my other stack of books so I can get to it! (Oh, I might just have to sneak it in there sooner....)
The characterization -- awesome. You feel like Alex is your best friend, or maybe even YOU, in another life. The descriptions make the reader feel THAT close to Alex. Excitement in this book never ends. I was annoyed when it ended because I wanted more, more, more! You must read this book and have the ride of your life, or at least your book-reading life. I have students who think reading is boring. Clearly, they've never read Jonathan Kellerman!
At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Dr. Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past - Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide.
Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon's life - a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich, into the dark closets of a family's disturbing past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.
The best Jonathan Kellerman I have read so far. Kept me reading.
A really intelligent psychological thriller about a child psychologist pursuing the cause of an ex-lover's death immediately after she reached out for his help & he rejected her. The police think suicide, but he thinks otherwise & struggles to prove it.
Wishy washy on this one...
Murder, suspense, sex, mysterious reclusive billionairs, and an unexpected ending.. Good stuff.
At a party, Alex meets a face from his past, Sharon Ransom, a beautiful lover who left him years earlier. Sharon now hints that she needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day, she is dead.
Overall, I like Jonathan Kellerman. His writing is a bit obnoxious at times and unnecessarily full of 50 cent vocabulary words, but he can write a clever thriller and weave a decent story.
This one isn't worth your time, though. The conflict is lame and the resolution very unsatisfying.
A good, standard Alex Deleware novel.
Jonathan Kellerman consistantly cranks out big, expansive novels about psychiatrist Alex Delaware, who gets caught up in bizarre crime cases. Dr. Delaware is a flawed hero, and we're offered insight into everyday emotions and issues as well as the twisted pychos at the hearts of the cases.
Silent Partner concerns meeting an ex-lover at a party, and investigating her subsequent suicide.
At a party for a controversial L.A. sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past- Sharon Ranson, a beautiful woman he once loved. She asks for his help and the next day she's found dead, an apparent suicide..but nothing is as it seems in this , one of Kellerman's best books featuring the psychologist Alex Delaware,and he finds himself in the middle of one of the strangest situations ever,as he tries to find the truth of Sharon's suicide.
At a party for a controversial LA sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past, a lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide...........
Another good story in the life of psychologist-detective Alex Delaware. Fast paced....can't put down.
The FOURTH book in the series featuring Alex Delaware who is a child psychologist in Los Angeles, California.
A 1989 and the fifth 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.
Dr. Alex Delaware is drawn into a case invlolving an old flame. He sees her at party and is taken down memory lane. The next thing that he knows he is in the middle of a invesagation questining his actions from years before and did he do the right things then and now.