Therapy (Alex Delaware Series #18)

Therapy (Alex Delaware Series #18)

by Jonathan Kellerman
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Therapy (Alex Delaware Series #18) by Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Behind the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely lovers’ lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each victim bears a single gunshot wound to the head. Though the female remains unidentified, her male companion has a name—Gavin Quick—and a troubled past that had landed him on a therapist’s couch.
 
“Labyrinthine twists, excellent pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue.”—The Washington Post
 
It’s there, on familiar turf, that psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hopes to find vital clues. And that means going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a celebrity psychologist who fiercely guards the privacy of her clients . . . alive or dead. As Delaware follows a chain of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously through the profession he thought he knew, he’ll cross into territory even he never dreamed of treading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345540201
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: Alex Delaware Series , #18
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 305,865
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, The Golem of Hollywood. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and 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, New Mexico, and New York.

Hometown:

Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

August 9, 1949

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A. in psychology, University of California-Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1974

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Therapy (Alex Delaware Series #18) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A young man and woman are found dead, both shot at close range in the head, the woman, in addition to being shot, is impaled by a metal spike. Homicide detective Milo Sturgis responds to the call and brings his good friend, psychologist, Alex Delaware with him. The crime scene holds no information about the young woman, but the man is found to be Gavin Quick, a troubled soul whose past landed him on a therapist¿s couch. Alex begins looking into Gavin¿s background to find a man who, once he suffered a major head-injury, had wild mood swings and began obsessing about certain women. As a result of an incident with a woman he admired, Gavin was forced to see Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a popular psychologist who guards the privacy of her patient¿alive or dead. Alex desperately needs the help of Dr. Koppel, but her resistance to divulge information leaves him cold, then a shocking discovery has him questioning her about the death of another one of her patients. Alex and Milo start digging deeper through Gavin¿s past only to find more questions that need answering, until another woman is found impaled and the investigation takes a surprising turn. `Therapy¿ is the best Alex Delaware book is years. Once begun the book can¿t be put down. Expert pacing and a masterful plot will keep you racing through the pages to find out who did it and why. Jonathan Kellerman has made the psychological thriller genre his own and `Therapy¿, his most powerful and suspenseful novel, shows him at the top of his game. Set aside some time because you¿ll be up all night reading! Nick Gonnella
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but this was my first experience with Jonathan Kellerman and my last! While I know that the author needs to give details and make you feel and 'live' the experince sort of speak, there is a limit. I think that he took it over board! Too many non-relevant details, breakfast, coffee, couches, etc. I got bored to my teeth into my 2nd chapter and yet I still, hung in there to the 5th!!! that is all I could take! Sorry.. he might be a great therapist but Jon, stick witk your arena!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid Kellerman fan for the better part of two years, mainly of his Alex Delaware novels. I have never read a bad Kellerman novel and don't expect to ever do so. He delivers top-notch reading from cover to cover. Threrapy is no exception, the story was packed with so many psychological twists and turns, all leading up to a hyped-up ending. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kellerman continues to have his lead character roam the streets of Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles with geographic accuracy and interest. Delaware is once again drawn into a case of murder by his long time friend Milo Sturgis, this time with a practice of psychotherapists as the main suspects. And it's this wonderful Delaware formula of mystery that has kept readers going back to this fine series of novels. This one, however, falls short of some of his best, and the numerous plot turns arn't enough to save it. There are just so many characters covered that few are 'fleshed' out very well and, at times, you find yourself not caring about most of the others. But the biggest disappointment is Dr Delaware himself. He has become an 'all knowing' shrink/cop/intellectual that is now even conducting Police interrogations while the career Detective stands by and listens. What happened to the semi-retired shrink with the wonderful character flaws and emotional vulnerabilities? When will we again see Delaware get in over his head (and even get beat up now and then)? I miss the old Dr Delaware and would like to see him back in the next novel !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watvhed him fearfully. "How do I know that?" She asked. (Sorry had piano practice)
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60catladay More than 1 year ago
Older book which gives some background on Alex & Robin's relationship (Spike as well!). The book is as always very good and a good example of how Alex & Milo work together.
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Mystery7 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Therapy was a pretty cool psychological thriller. Like the rest of Kellerman's stories this one started off with a dreadful murder of a young couple. So Alex & Milo come along to unfold this case which leads to crazy turns outs that doesn't quite matches the first murder. Or at least close by the ending. But it was all still good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was a decent mystery and did a great job depicting the many characters. Some parts were a bit boring and drawn out more than necessary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnathan Kellerman's 'Therapy' was a huge disappointment. I love the Alex Delaware and Milo characters, but this time around, the storyline moved along very slow, I found myself skipping paragraphs to get to the really interesting parts and it just didn't happen. Hopefully Kellerman's next novel will read like his previous best sellers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so looking forward to this book and I was very disappointed. Alex's love life has gotton just plain weird. It was almost like the book didn't know which to go so it kept meandering around. Hopefully he gets back to more of the psychological side of Alex. Truly a disappointment
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish this one, it got boring. There was too much theorizing and not enough substance in the story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished this latest Kellerman novel and found it definitely lacking. I have read several of the Alex Delaware novels and found the plot of this one rather dull. There is no character identification here and Milo and Alex really aren't taxed greatly in this whodunnit. I wouldn't invest in this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have read most of Kellerman's books and this one is not up to his usual high standard and good reads. No reason to delve into plot. Pass on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Kellermans' books, both Jon and Faye. Both spouses have had bombs on their resumes as well as home runs. I never bothered finishing this one--and in addition, I skipped to the last few pages to find out how it ended! And I did not care. Hey, Faye, let's have more Pete Decker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like other reviewers, I too have read all of Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels. I'd rate this one somewhere in the middle. Not the worst ('The Web' no doubt has that honor) but not the best either. The story moves at pretty slow pace and offers few surprises along the way (particularly if you're in tune with Kellerman's style). It might be worth 'checking out' .... but don't expect too much!