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.
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
Series: Alex Delaware
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First Edition edition (February 11,
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.