A Review of Killer by Jonathan Kellerman


by Jonathan Kellerman

Exciting, well paced, and hard to put down. Mr. Kellerman has another winner with Killer. It grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I was so happy to read a book that I really wanted to read, not just another somewhat adequate attempt by some wannabe author.

All of the primary characters in this book are fleshed out and believable. The action keeps you turning the pages, but the ideas and psychological tension behind the story is what makes the book so riveting. You get little clues, but you aren’t really sure that what you thought happened really did. Was that wonky feeling real, or are you being paranoid? Those sort of feelings are what set this book apart, and keep you interested.

Killer is another book in the long-lasting Alex Delaware series. Like most of the books in this series, it is part of the series, but it doesn’t DEMAND that you have read the previous books. This works very well as a stand-along novel. You aren’t left hanging, wondering who this or that person is. The story and characters work just fine by themselves. This is apparently a difficult thing for some authors to master, having a series of books that are readable without committing yourself to reading every book in the series, in order, or maybe they just don’t want you to be able to read their books however you want. They want the control.

I really enjoyed reading Killer and give it 4 1/2 Stars out of 5, and a Big Thumbs Up! I have the next book in the series on hold at my library and will read and review it as soon as I get my hands on it.


Book Description

Killer by Jonathan KellermanAfter 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.Praise for Killer
Killer is well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best.”—Bookreporter“As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.”Booklist
“Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.”RT Book Reviews

Praise for Jonathan Kellerman

“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.”People

“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review

Book Details


Series: Alex Delaware
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (February 11,
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345505751
ISBN-13: 978-0345505750
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted,and True Detectives. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children’s books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children, as well as the lavishly illustrated With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.

Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelist Jesse Kellerman.

The Book Description and Details are from the Amazon page, Killer.


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