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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Review - Killer

Book Review

Bookshelves: Adult, Mystery

Rating: 4 of 5 stars (It was good)

Recommended Age: Adult
Murder, Language, Sex and Drug References

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

So, as surprising as it might be to many, this was my first Alex Delaware novel. I had no problem jumping right into the series as this book can be read as a stand alone. I didn't feel like I was missing something by not reading the first 28 books in the series. I have read Kellerman before and I am still very much a fan. 

I have been on a young adult and fantasy kick lately and wasn't searching out a new murder mystery, but after finding this on Netgalley I knew I had to give it a try.

Killer is a good read. We start out with Dr. Delaware devoted psychologist who finds himself getting pulled into the court side of things and observing and giving his expert opinion in custody cases. He gets thrown into a case that involves two sisters having a custody battle over baby girl. One sister, Cherie, is a free spirit who plays groupie to a small time band and single mother to Rambla. The other sister, Connie, is successful, methodical, controlling and cold and has decided she would make a better mother than "Ree," and even though she has no claim, she does have a lot of money.

Dr. Delaware sides with the mother, and immediately after, all things begin to go haywire. Delaware gets an unexpected greeting from Connie which results in an ambiguous threat. Once he notifies his old pal Milo from the LAPD the investigation makes a fast turn when they discover Connie brutally murdered. 

The book unfolded methodically, there wasn't a lot of action, but there were a lot of twists and turns. I knew the way Milo was investigating just wasn't fitting and wouldn't be the ending, but I certainly did not expect that last turn. I'm glad I read this one and will definitely keep my eyes out for more Delaware books in the future.

Thank you Ballantine Books for this opportunity.

Happy Reading!


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