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The brothers were introduced in his last work. He did a good job with it, but I miss the interaction between his established characters. There are times when Milo gets off some classic lines, and that didn't happen here. I have read all the Jonathan Kellerman books an...
The brothers were introduced in his last work. He did a good job with it, but I miss the interaction between his established characters. There are times when Milo gets off some classic lines, and that didn't happen here. I have read all the Jonathan Kellerman books and will continue to do so. I guess he has just given us the new brothers and their wonderful mother to become new family members. It will take a while. If you now or have ever lived on the westside of Los Angeles, you will especially enjoy a Kellerman work.

posted by 1356077 on August 29, 2009

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Kellerman+brother detectives-Alex Delaware=not much fun

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman is a break from his usual Alex Delaware series and stars Aaron Fox and Moe Reed from his 2008 book Bones. Alex and partner Milo Sturgis are listed as tertiary characters, but that is misleading; in 363 pages, they show up for about ...
True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman is a break from his usual Alex Delaware series and stars Aaron Fox and Moe Reed from his 2008 book Bones. Alex and partner Milo Sturgis are listed as tertiary characters, but that is misleading; in 363 pages, they show up for about 3 of them. Fox and Reed and half-brothers and rivals. Fox is a high-priced private detective hired to look into the disappearance of a college girl, Caitlin Frostig . The girl's disappearance just happens to be a cold case belonging to Reed, a police detective still trying to find just where he belongs. The brothers have a complicated history leaving their communications prickly and full of competition. Working together, they discover the dark and dirty secrets of the very rich and very famous, but will that help them discover what happened to Caitlin? I was a bit disappointed with this book; it truly suffered from the terrific chemistry between Delaware and Sturgis that Kellerman has perfected over 20 some books. While the mystery takes plenty of twists and turns, the brother relationship is more frustrating than compelling. Fox is portrayed so differently from his appearance in Bones, I didn't even recognize him at first. In the end, readers will either love or hate the truth behind Caitlin's disappearance. Personally, I felt betrayed, like Kellerman was just playing with me. I'll be back to read more of Delaware's books, but I'll skip those featuring the detective brothers.

posted by ChristysBookBlog on April 15, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

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    The brothers were introduced in his last work. He did a good job with it, but I miss the interaction between his established characters. There are times when Milo gets off some classic lines, and that didn't happen here. I have read all the Jonathan Kellerman books and will continue to do so. I guess he has just given us the new brothers and their wonderful mother to become new family members. It will take a while. If you now or have ever lived on the westside of Los Angeles, you will especially enjoy a Kellerman work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

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    Good read

    For Alex Delaware fans, this is a nice break with fresh new characters (briefly introduced in Bones).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    great

    delivers as usual

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    A complete novel

    This book has pretty much everything - it's easy to get into - and keeps going with a solid story line that connects the dots in the end.

    The characters are interesting - and the overall premise is believable.

    Stylistically, it delivers on all points - it doesn't meander, set up meaningless facts or add too much description.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

    Fun read.

    Good book! Ready for his next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2009

    great read

    loved the book. it was like it is his older books, characters interesting without being boring.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    I enjoyed this one!

    I thought this was one of Kellerman's better stories. Sure Moses acted a little immature at times..but don't we all when it comes to family??? I could not put this book down and enjoyed the twists and turns.

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