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  • Posted January 4, 2010

    Kellerman departs from Delaware, but provides fresh characters, a great read!

    From the first time I was introduced to Alex Delaware and his cop pal Milo Sturgis, I was hooked on Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series, and only recently began playing catch up with the books I'd skipped - namely those featuring spin offs for other characters from the Delaware stories.

    Twisted is the second story featuring Detective Petra Conner, a tough but likeable character who shows up from time to time in the Delaware series. The book also introduces a new character Isaac Gomez, a young genius from low income background working toward his PhD.

    Assigned as an intern to the LAPD, he shows Petra the results of some extensive statistical sampling of homicide case data he has compiled, noting unusual similarities between six cold cases that have never previously been considered connected. Already up to her eyeballs in one murder case, Petra finds it hard to take it all seriously, but agrees to take at least take a look at the cases. One by one, as pieces of the puzzle begin falling into place the plot quickly begins building and the reader is in for lots of twists and turns.

    Kellerman's a master at balancing several interesting plotlines at once with intriguing characters, and superb suspense leading up to a surprising but believable conclusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    Dynamite Thriller

    I really enjoyed this book, glad Kellerman is developing other characters, I am tired of Milo and Alex. Interesting plot, kept me involved, good character development, only negative was its length. Definitely recommended!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Another great Kellerman

    I have really warmed up to Petra Connors, particularly her reflections on the people she meets and investigates. This story was very engaging, and had some really creepy moments - in a good way. The station-house politics were a welcome addition, a reminder of the actual frustrations involved in police work. (With the Alex Delaware stories, he is a free agent and doesn't have to answer to anybody.)The two major plotlines were both interesting, although I enjoyed the June killings more. My only gripe was that the ends were tied up a little too loosely, with no real explanation of how Isaac got where he did and how Petra handled her suspect. I wish the ending had been fleshed out a bit more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2005

    J. Kellerman is back in fine form

    It was a pleasure to read this book after several of the author's later Dr. Delaware mysteries. Dr. D.'s endless moaning over the loss of his love was beginning to make the novels lose focus. But Jonathan Kellerman is back in great form here with a new protagonist, police detective Petra Connor. Assisting her are the ever strong-but-silent Eric Stahl and grad-student genius Isaac Gomez. My only quibble with this book is the two crime story lines; somehow this works on CSI, but not in a long book in which a confusing number of names is involved in each case. Otherwise, this is a good read, and I look forward to more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2005

    Good until the end

    The book seemed to run real smooth. The characters seemed so real and believable. The ending though seemed weak. Kept flipping looking for more, but not in a good way.

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