Killer by Jonathan Kellerman audiobook

Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman
Read by John Rubinstein

Random House Audio

The Alex Delaware Series: Book 29

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman returns with this stunning thriller—a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes. The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.   Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of  Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.   Killer is Kellerman—and Delaware—at their finest. Praise for Killer  Killer is well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best.”—Bookreporter “As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.”Booklist   “Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.”RT Book Reviews Praise for Jonathan Kellerman   “Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.”People   “Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

A Chicago Tribune bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Library Journal bestseller

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman returns with this stunning thriller—a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes.

The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
 
Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of  Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.
 
Killer is Kellerman—and Delaware—at their finest.

Praise for Killer
 
Killer is well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best.”—Bookreporter

“As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.”Booklist
 
“Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.”RT Book Reviews

Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
 
“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.”People
 
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level. RT Book Reviews
Killer is well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best. Bookreporter
As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past. Booklist  
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the author
Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller. People
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.” New York Times Book Review, praise for the author
Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. The New York Times Book Review
“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.” People, praise for the author
“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.” People, praise for the author
“The aftermath of the office confrontation results in murder. Kellerman’s own experience in the field makes him well suited to describe a psychologist’s work without either dumbing it down or resorting to excessive jargon.” Publishers Weekly
“The aftermath of the office confrontation results in murder. Kellerman’s own experience in the field makes him well suited to describe a psychologist’s work without either dumbing it down or resorting to excessive jargon.” Publishers Weekly
“Typically psychologist Alex Delaware assists his close friend LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis in solving a homicide, but this time it’s his own work that places him in danger. Custody battles are generally nasty, but Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level as the fight over a baby turns ugly. The human mind and motivations can be complex and murky, as Alex knows all too well.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Typically psychologist Alex Delaware assists his close friend LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis in solving a homicide, but this time it’s his own work that places him in danger. Custody battles are generally nasty, but Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level as the fight over a baby turns ugly. The human mind and motivations can be complex and murky, as Alex knows all too well.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Kellerman

Author Bio: Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty 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 coauthored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. 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. He and Faye live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 6.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English