After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking... show more
After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes. The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology. Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life. Killer is Kellerman—and Delaware—at their finest.
Publish date: February 11th 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Delaware (#29)
When he's not solving murders with his old friend Milo Sturgis, Alex Delaware is a child pyscologist working on a variety of cases, include court referrals. One such referral involves a custody battle between two sisters. Instructed by the court, with only the child's best interests in mind, Alex ad...
I have been a long time fan of Jonathan Kellerman and have always enjoyed the mix of mystery, suspense and the psychological aspect. This latest installment was still enjoyable but I felt like I needed more action or maybe a deeper dive into the antagonist's twisted mind. In any case, I will always ...
Star Rating: 3 Stars Netgalley review. First Impression: Good, standard mystery/thriller. Not incredibly original. It’s your mystery novel. Nothing remarkable about it. Just a churned out, formulaic novel. Except for the Alex Delaware main character, every character was really flat and sort o...