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When the Bough Breaks - Jonathan Kellerman
When the Bough Breaks
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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 leads,... show more
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 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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345466600 (0345466608)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Delaware (#1)
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Ami's Hoard
Ami's Hoard rated it
4.0 When the Bough Breaks (Jonathan Kellerman)
I like mystery books -- my childhood was filled with reading Agatha Christie and Famous Five. So mystery detective has always been close to my heart -- even after I found the glory of romance novels. Having said that, I admit that I don't follow a LOT of mystery books. I practically only read a coup...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware)
I find this entertaining and above average among the usual mystery book fare, with that sense of an authentic look at a profession. Kellerman, like his child psychologist hero Alex Delaware, has a background in clinical psychology. Alex, burned out after counseling children involved in a sexual ab...
K.
K. rated it
Rich people being assholes and doing horrible things to children.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
2.0 When the Bough Breaks
It's not strange how being older and not wiser but more aware makes someone a more critical reader. It's still a good novel but there are pieces of it that made me want to spit and hurl my Kindle across the room. My memories of Alex Delaware were good and I was in my late twenties, early thirties wh...
KCPolski
KCPolski rated it
3.0 When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware Novels)
This book started off well, but it lagged in the last third. One reason for the lag, I think, is because the sidekick, Milo, disappeared for a long time to follow his own lead, and when he returned, it was only mentioned in passing. Another reason for the lag was the reliance on expository dialogu...
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