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When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series, Book 1)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Not all that glitters is gold... When the Bough Breaks is the outstandingly original first novel in Jonathan Kellerman's bestselling Alex Delaware series. From the New York Times No. 1 author, this gripping thriller is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly.'An engrossing thriller... This knockout of an entertainment is the kind of book which establishes a career in one stroke' - Newsday Seven-year-old Melody Quinn is the only witness of a horrific double murder but she can't or won't talk about what she saw. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to try and get through to her and to the truth of what happened that night. But it soon becomes clear that Melody isn't just traumatised by the murders.Alex is only too aware that LA is a city which spawns ugliness. But is he prepared for the seemingly bottomless pit of perversion and violence that he's about to uncover? What readers are saying about When the Bough Breaks: 'A well written book, and the plot is thrilling and sickening in equal measure''The plot is intricate, interesting and well put together''Came up to all expectations. A very good read and [excellent] characterisation'

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Blood Test (Alex Delaware series, Book 2)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Families can be pressure cookers of secrets and tensions, as psychologist Alex Delaware knows all too well. When the lid blows, violence is the result in BLOOD TEST, a taut thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN. 'A tour de force' (New York Times) perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Harlan Coben.Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody's parents, members of a cult called 'The Touchers', are not only refusing the treatment, they're also threatening to remove him from the hospital. Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.

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Over the Edge (Alex Delaware series, Book 3)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

The past is a dangerous place to visit... Over the Edge is a dark and twisting thriller from the master of psychological suspense, New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of the thrillers of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly.'Over the Edge is a compulsive page-turner... filled with insight, charged with suspense, and laced with just enough humour to make the whole thing sparkle. This one is simply too good to miss' - Stephen KingJamey Cadmus is clearly a deeply troubled young man. Found clutching a bloodied knife at the scene of a brutal double homicide, surely he must be the vicious serial killer who's been terrorising LA. What other explanation can there be? The public are demanding the death penalty but his lawyer is pleading diminished responsibility.Psychologist Alex Delaware is asked to make an assessment of Jamey's mental health but to do that he needs to look into Jamey's past, and no one wants Alex digging there... What readers are saying about Over the Edge: 'Over the Edge is sharply written and completely compelling''A fantastically gripping tale''Excellent read, the Delaware series is brilliant!'

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Silent Partner (Alex Delaware series, Book 4)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Cajoled into attending a lavish cocktail part, Alex Delaware steps into a nightmare... Silent Partner is a sophisticated, multi-layered and absorbing thriller from international bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and James Patterson. 'A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface... hits the reader right between the eyes' - Los Angeles Times Book ReviewDr Sharon Ransom is the most beautiful woman in the room; she's also the most troubled. So when former lover, psychologist Alex Delaware, bumps into her at a lavish LA cocktail party, though still attracted to her, fear of reviving unhappy memories prevents him from offering the help she seems so desperate for.Hours later, Sharon's body is discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tortured by guilt, Alex wants answers. As his investigation begins, dark memories of his past with Sharon emerge, and a present full of madness, murder and sexual violence unfolds. What readers are saying about Silent Partner: 'Intriguing story with lots of twists and turns''Well written and believable''An intricate story linking the past with the present... and a tale of extraordinary characters woven together by a seemingly invisible string'

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Time Bomb (Alex Delaware series, Book 5)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

You're living on borrowed time... Psychologist Alex Delaware is confronted with a dark and vicious plot of violence and murder in Time Bomb, an enthralling thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestselling Jonathan Kellerman. Fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly will love the compulsive writing of Jonathan Kellerman. 'Though a time bomb is ticking away at the heart of this novel, readers will forget to watch the clock once they start it' - Chicago Sun TimesA sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper's identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts. Why would they want to take innocent lives?Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is drawn into investigating the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back... What readers are saying about Time Bomb: 'Explosive''A story that hooks you in instantaneously''A brilliant read'

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Private Eyes (Alex Delaware series, Book 6)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Can Alex Delaware help a former patient whose most terrifying childhood nightmares have started to come true? Complex and compelling, Private Eyes is a formidable thriller from the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Patricia Cornwell. 'A thriller which gives your wits a work-out. Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' - Literary ReviewPsychologist Alex Delaware regards Melissa Dickinson as one of his greatest achievements. A tormented seven year old when she first appeared in his LA surgery, two years on she was fully recovered.Years later, Melissa contacts Alex, desperate for him to help her mother, Gina. Gina was a budding Hollywood starlet until a vicious acid attack left her disfigured. Crippled with fear, Gina has hidden from the world for two decades. But before Alex can help, she disappears. Now Alex is locked in a search leading him into a grotesque labyrinth of hidden histories and desires... What readers are saying about the Alex Delaware series: 'Excellent read, the Delaware series is brilliant!''A bit of escapism, sufficient realism to make it believable, some edge-of-the-seat thrills, chills, spills, and... hope''Intriguing story with lots of twists and turns'

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Devil's Waltz (Alex Delaware series, Book 7)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

The deadliest love of all... Jonathan Kellerman's Devil's Waltz is a harrowing case for psychologist Alex Delaware, where he must summon up every bit of his knowledge and skill to see it through. Ideal for fans of Michael Connelly and Karin Slaughter.'Kellerman hits his stride and the tension never flags... Sardonic and scary with an awareness of the real evil that's abroad' - Literary ReviewIt's a living hell... Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones has spent most of her short life in and out of Paediatrics Hospital. Cassie is persistently, seriously ill and when no amount of testing can identify the cause, her doctor is lead to a disturbing diagnosis - Cassie's mother could be making her daughter deliberately sick.Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to make an independent assessment of the Jones family. But Alex's attempts to find the answers and save a young girl's life will reveal a terrifying circle of corruption, abuse and murderous hatred... What readers are saying about Devil's Waltz: 'Careful - you'll be hooked''Keeps you guessing right up until the end''An eerie, gripping piece of fiction - this book will keep you in suspense'

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Bad Love (Alex Delaware series, Book 8)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

BAD LOVE turns murderous in this gripping novel from No. 1 internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN. 'Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning' (The New York Times Book Review) and the tension of his nail-biting writing is perfect for those who love Harlan Coben and Patricia Cornwell.It starts with a tape delivered to psychologist Alex Delaware's house - a recording of a soul-sickening scream followed by a twisted, childlike voice chanting 'Bad love. Bad love. Don't give me the bad love . . .' Alex heard that phrase a decade ago, at a symposium for Dr Andres de Bosch and his work with troubled teens, why is he hearing it now? Then there are strange phone calls, a horrific act of vandalism and the discovery that other symposium delegates have been murdered. Unless Alex can make sense of the mind games being played he will be next . . .

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Self-Defence (Alex Delaware series, Book 9)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Could her murderous nightmares be repressed memories? Self-Defence is an ingenious and terrifying thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of James Patterson and Harlan Coben. '[An] absorbing thriller in which Kellerman steers deftly round blind alleys and false clues to arrive at intolerable truths' - Literary ReviewLucy Lowell is traumatised after serving jury duty on the trial of a depraved killer. Horrific images haunt her waking life and at night she's terrorised by the recurring nightmare of a small child watching a terrible scene unfold in a darken wood.Lucy's terrified that she's losing her grip on reality. Her psychologist, Alex Delaware, thinks her dreams are repressed memories of something very real - a very real murder. Alex knows that delving into Lucy's mind might awaken past terrors but nothing could have prepared him for the horrors about to be unleashed... What readers are saying about Self-Defence: 'Virtually impossible to put down!''Fantastic book''Five stars'

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The Web (Alex Delaware series, Book 10)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

A holiday turns murderous... The Web is a dangerous trip into the unknown for psychologist Alex Delaware in this compulsive thriller from international bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for all those who are fans of Michael Connelly and Lee Child.'Loyal familiars and Kellerman newcomers alike will turn these pages compulsively' - Publishers WeeklyDr William Moreland has spent much of his life attending to the physical and mental health of the inhabitants of Knife Island, a tiny Micronesian community. Feeling that his records should be analysed to ensure that the wealth of information contained within them should not be lost, he asks Alex Delaware for assistance.The timing is perfect for Alex and his partner Robin. Desperate to escape the violence of Los Angeles and recuperate from a terrible ordeal, they seize the opportunity for a sabbatical.But Knife Island is not the tropical paradise it first appears. The murder of a young woman has created an atmosphere of fear and division and Moreland himself is not quite what he seems.Surrounded by tarantulas and giant hissing cockroaches, Alex and Robin find themselves drawn into a grotesque web of intrigue that even Alex, with his deep knowledge of the human psyche, finds it hard to unravel. What readers are saying about The Web: '[An] atmospheric read''Enjoyable read, full of twists and turns with a real mix of characters. Couldn't turn the pages fast enough''Gradually [builds] up a sense of menace to a very surprising ending'

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The Clinic (Alex Delaware series, Book 11)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

The doctor will see you now... The Clinic is a brilliantly plotted thriller that builds to a white-knuckle climax, from internationally bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Karen Slaughter and Harlan Coben. 'Quite possibly the best of the series - and that's saying quite a lot' - Chicago TribuneFor three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now homicide detective Milo Sturgis, turns to his friend, psychologist Dr Alex Delaware, for help.One by one, they unlock the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But when Alex delves into her childhood he begins to understand the formidable woman she was - and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it... What readers are saying about The Clinic: 'Clearly-drawn characters, plenty of plot twists and compelling writing throughout''Twists and turns abound!''Realistic and gritty'

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Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware series, Book 12)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Alex Delaware reveals a ghastly trail of slaughter... New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman writes a gripping thriller in Survival of the Fittest. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly.'Fast-paced, well thought out, with an unexpected denouement' - Sunday TelegraphThe mentally disabled daughter of a diplomat is killed in cold blood in a deserted corner of the Santa Monica mountains. Her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive, which leaves LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his friend Alex Delaware to pose the question: why? The father is so intent on controlling the investigation that Alex and Milo start to wonder if he wants to find the truth - or keep it buried.Within days, and after another killing, Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of his career. Driven to find answers, Alex goes undercover, alone, to expose the smug brutality of a murderous conspiracy and a terrifying contempt for human life. What readers are saying about Survival of the Fittest: 'The plot is complex yet utterly believable, characters are as sharp as ever and the pace is breath-taking''If you want a book that will grip you from cover to cover, then this is it!''Five stars'

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Monster (Alex Delaware series, Book 13)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Can Alex solve one of his most thrilling cases yet? New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman gives psychologist Alex Delaware a gruesome and twisting case to unravel in Monster, the gripping thirteenth instalment. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci.'Ingenious and horrifying' -The Sunday TimesA corpse is found in a car trunk. The victim was a twenty-five-year-old would-be actor called Richard Dada. He had been sawn in half. Eight months later, the body of Claire Argent, a psychologist at a hospital for the criminally insane, is discovered. She was mutilated in the same horrific way.Detective Milo Sturgis is put on the case and, when the incoherent ramblings of a patient locked up in a mental hospital for the criminally insane begin to make terrifying sense, he calls on psychologist Alex Delaware to help him delve into the muddy waters of insanity.Can Alex and Milo unravel this dark web of family secrets, vengeance and manipulation in time to stop further killing? What readers are saying about Monster: 'Intelligent and thought-provoking''Creepy, compelling and realistic''Another well written and intriguing Kellerman novel'

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Doctor Death (Alex Delaware series, Book 14)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Euthanasia... or murder? In Doctor Death, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman demonstrates once again his unique insights into the darkest corners of the human psyche. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben.'Kellerman is the acknowledged king of the psychological thriller' - Dallas Morning NewsPeople are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer, heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life.As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not, the man at the centre of the row, nicknamed Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death's patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the frontline of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many? What readers are saying about Doctor Death: 'A book that keeps you fascinated from beginning to the end' 'I could not put it down''Five stars'

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Flesh and Blood (Alex Delaware series, Book 15)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

A past case returns to haunt Alex Delaware... Alex Delaware, criminal psychologist, works with the police to help solve the most complex, twisted and dangerous of crimes in Flesh and Blood - a fast-paced thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci.'[Kellerman] has shaped the psychological mystery novel into an art form' - Los Angeles Times Book ReviewWhen Alex Delaware first saw Lauren Teague she was a sullen teenager with the usual problems: bad grades at school, moody, uncommunicative with her parents - which is why they thought she needed to see a psychologist.Then years later, a shock: at a bachelor party for a fellow doctor, Delaware finds himself uncomfortably watching two strippers going through a degrading display - and one of them is Lauren Teague. And now her mother is pleading for help once again: Lauren has disappeared - and she thinks Delaware can find her. He's not so sure - but when her disappearance turns into a murder investigation, he knows he owes it to the dead girl to find out what demons drove her to such a horrifying end... What readers are saying about Flesh and Blood: 'Fantastic, thrilling and pacey''Buy this now and become entranced into the world of Jonathan Kellerman''Five stars'

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The Murder Book (Alex Delaware series, Book 16)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist Alex Delaware is confronted with a brutal long-unsolved murder and solving the case will threaten lives, including his own... Twisting, brutal and terrifying but ultimately redemptive, The Murder Book by New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman is perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Harlan Coben. 'Optimism is a feature of The Murder Book although the premise is macabre... Kellerman ameliorates the horror with a surprising number of generous characters' - TelegraphAlex Delaware's relationship with his long-term partner is on the rocks. He is floored when Robin announces she's heading off on a three-month music tour.But he soon has other things to think about. He is sent an envelope with no return address. Inside, he finds an album with gold letters on it - THE MURDER BOOK. It's full of macabre pictures of murders, with brief descriptions of how, and why, the victims died. One picture - marked 'Not solved' - shows the horrifically mutilated body of a young woman.Unsettled, Alex calls his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, who seems strangely familiar with the case. What connects the photograph with Milo's past? What's more, why has it been sent to Alex - and by whom? What readers are saying about The Murder Book: 'The intricate plotting and sheer quality of the writing make The Murder Book one of the best Kellerman has written in years''This is classic Kellerman country, with twists and turns, danger and dénouements a plenty''Classic Kellerman which keeps the hairs on the back of your neck standing up'

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A Cold Heart (Alex Delaware series, Book 17)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Her breakthrough prompts murder... Murder stalks the LA art world in A Cold Heart, a page-turning and perturbing novels from No. 1 international bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and David Baldacci.'Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of psychological thriller' - PeopleJuliet Kipper, a gifted painter, is strangled in the LA gallery where her first solo show has opened to critical acclaim, and Milo Sturgis takes on the murder investigation as a favour to an old friend. He consults Alex Delaware, who, researching parallels with other deaths, looks for artists killed when on the verge of a breakthrough or comeback. And he finds two others.The investigation points to a gruesome, sadistic pattern of death, taking Milo and Alex into the dark side of the art world, and Alex's ex-lover Robin into terrible danger... What readers are saying about A Cold Heart: 'Had me guessing right until at the end''Clever, well-paced thriller''Five stars'

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Therapy (Alex Delaware series, Book 18)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Alex Delaware must navigate a dangerous trail of murder and betrayal if he is going to survive... Therapy is a harrowing exploration of the human psyche from the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly.'Labyrinthine twists, excellent pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue' - The Washington PostInvestigating the case of a lovers' lane murder of a pair of college students, Homicide Lieutenant Milo Sturgis enlists the help of Alex Delaware. As the two peel back layer upon layer of deception, they encounter shocking truths that extend way beyond the slaughter of two young lovers. Something other than therapy has been taking place within the plush, soundproof chambers of the young man's therapist... What readers are saying about Therapy: 'Outstanding''The most unputdownable, non-stop page turning read of the year''A thoroughly absorbing collection of twists and turns aplenty, keeping you hooked until the very last word'

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Bones (Alex Delaware series, Book 23)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

Evil lurks behind every corner... From New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, Bones is a disturbing thriller in which psychologist Alex Delaware must delve deep into the mind in order to catch a serial killer. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.'Kellerman always writes intelligently, treading with compassion and understanding through the minefield of the human psyche' - Harpers & QueenA woman's body is found in marshland outside LA. By the next morning the police have discovered the decaying corpses of three more women. They were all prostitutes except for the most recent victim; a classically trained pianist employed by a wealthy family, Selena Bass seems out of place in the grim tableau.Psychologist Alex Delaware is drafted in by homicide detective Milo Sturgis to help with the case. Details of the crimes suggest a serial killer is prowling LA's gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness... and consider an even more sinister mind at work. There are no easy answers, for the darkest of drives and desires will fuel the most devious of foes. What readers are saying about Bones: 'Always [with] a twist, a compelling read' 'I couldn't put it down''Five stars'

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Evidence (Alex Delaware series, Book 24)

Jonathan Kellerman
Authors:
Jonathan Kellerman

A grisly double murder leads Alex Delaware to unimaginable evil... Intricate plotting leads to a stunning conclusion in Evidence, a masterful thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben. 'It's always a pleasure to read Kellerman, who injects his fast-paced psychological thrillers with enough humour and authentic glimpses of LA life to leaven his often grisly themes' - Daily MailEarly one morning a foreman shows up at the building site of a mega-mansion. Proceeding up unfinished plank steps, he arrives at the master bedroom. There, lying on a blanket, are a man and a woman, stabbed and bludgeoned to death.Who are the lovers? Why have they chosen a construction site for their late-night tryst. Is the double murder simply a horrific example of wrong-place, wrong-time? Or were the victims stalked? And will the outrage be repeated?Alex and Milo are called in but, as they struggle to make their way through the alternative universe that is the domain of the impossibly rich, they discover a scheme rooted in deception and evil beyond even their imaginations... What readers are saying about Evidence: 'Insightful and entertaining''Fascinating and revealing''Five stars'