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Especially, I couldn’t get enough of the Milo Sturgis character. To view it, click here. So I’ve fallen back on some favorite authors whose books are easy to get in audio from the library. I’ve read a good number of Jonathan Kellerman’s books through the years and enjoyed them. Due to issues with my eyesight, I’ve been “reading” mostly audio books lately.

It was a passing detail in the story — not even a place where one of the characters was from — but still, I fumed, because the compact between reader and writer is essentially one of trust: The ending sucks a little in that it’s too pat and easily tied up.

Nothing seemed to connect the murders until a convicted murderer in Texas confesses to several killings including one in Beverly Hills in what was believed to be a rouse to delay his execution. Trivia About Compulsion Alex This subplot was so insignificant I can only surmise that Kellerman was reaching for a way to include Robin in the book.

When her residence wa Another Police procedural story that has Police consulting Psychologist Alex Delaware pairing with detective Milo Sturgis and try to find the body that was tied to a small patch of type O blood found on the leather upholstery of a Bentley that had been jacked from an upscale residence in Brentwood.

I had an epiphany last year when I read my umpteenth Alex Delaware novel: Yet I knew right away that she only had three pages to live. The crime solving process is interesting as well. This wasn’t a super memorable book.


Book review: Jonathan Kellerman’s *Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel*

The storyline wanders and the ultimate resolution made absolutely no sense. Jun 25, Ellen rated it really liked it. The only reason I read it was because I thought it might cure my insomnia it didn’t. But in most other genres, whether suspense, mystery, or medieval romance, the damsel is usually portrayed sympathetically, as a nice person.

Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel

Alex “surmised” so much about the phsychopath that I was thinking if he’d pick a few numbers, I should buy a lotto ticket Finally, a mother files a missing person complaint on her daughter.

The Murderer’s Daughter The Web: How can I want to be one of your characters or look through their eyes? I’m going to reprint my friend Jackie’s review, as I think it describes the book really well. They went into hiding because they convinced him to go into his boss’s van and that is what lead to his death. And I knew she’d be depicted as a mindless tramp.

We’ve read every single Alex Delaware novel, so are big fans, well-informed about this series.

It seems to us we’re at that deadly state of an author not knowing what to do or where to go except to the bank, as he churns out contract-fulfilling installments of mediocrity. Jul 12, Heidi rated it it was ok Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Antoine has been missing for 16 years an This wasn’t a super memorable book. This mystery novel becomes more of a thriller as they hunt down their identified murder suspect. Both characters are psychologists and loosely attached to law enforcement. She is very much secondary to the story, and the conversations between the two of them are pretty superficial and unemotional.

A fun vacation read, but jobathan appreciably different from the other Alex and Milo books. Milo and Alex do their job almost too well.

Believe me, 3 is all I’m thinking about when I’m listening to the book. The closest analogue I know to it is music — the scores’s the printed page, the reader is the musician, and the book itself, the living experience of reading, is like the music, made only when the notes words are being read, only lasting as long as each reading but there to return to, every time. Apr 14, Susan rated it really liked it. Words are how you get inside someone else’s head — as Stephen King said IIRC, the closest thing we have to telepathy.


The book covers psychologist Alex working with detectives to solve the disappearance of a young woman and the murder of an older woman, and what compulsiln the two. This was a very well-written book – a little leaner and sleeker than some of the other Alex Delaware books – and a real pager turner.

His relationship with live-in girlfriend Robin, always an on-again, off-again, “affair”, barely gets a nod herein, with a silly custom musical instrument buyer paying too much attention to her a lame attempt at stalker suspense, resolved equally poorly in our opinion. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death—and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.

You see a fifteen I got really tired of the goofy similes and metaphors. I’m glad that I d This book, given to me by a friend, was one of Kellerman’s many stories that that have a psychological overlay, due to Kellerman himself having a degree in psychology Mediocre outing jonathaan even JK seems tired of our buddy Alex! Writers are supposed to be careful with language!

A mere speck of blood is found on the front passenger seat. After a medical leave of absence, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is starting back slowly, working a nine-year-old case about the disappearance of a year-old.

Oellerman 14, Seanna rated it liked it.