Alex Delaware - An Alex Delaware Novel
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind—the kind only Kellerman can bring to chilling life.
Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can’t keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don’t get solved—and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end—one even Alex Delaware’s expert insight can’t explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case—because there’s always a next one.
This time the victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcée who’s been gunned down—not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman’s business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they’re zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
“Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times
“A master of the psychological thriller.”—People
“The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.”—Forbes
From the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Poor story line! Not typical,
Story seemed to be reaching and desperate. Not A Delaware and Milo at their usual clever characters.
I've probably read every Kellerman book. Theme is always the same: tough case to crack for 50% of book; then for next 25% a focus on a suspect; after that, the ending is when they deduce the real bad guy. Good enough read but predicable.
Amateurish. Worst Kellerman Book!
Book read like a story written by my writing-enthusiast 12-year old - very amateurish. The main characters are supposed to be smart, efficient, educated, and some of the best in their fields, but this book makes them sound like bumbling fools, jumping from one suspect to another quicker than the blink of an eye. I kept hoping the story would improve, but alas, the ending was just as anti-climactic. So disappointing!