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Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32)

A twisting psychological thriller

By Jonathan Kellerman

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Experience Jonathan Kellerman's knife-sharp storytelling in Heartbreak Hotel, the gripping Alex Delaware thriller.

Alex Delaware is drawn into a vortex of violence...

In Heartbreak Hotel by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware investigates the death of his most mysterious patient to date. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben.

'Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with Officer Sturgis and Dr. Delaware since the beginning' - Booklist

At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at The Aventura - a luxury hotel with a checkered history.

What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behaviour, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he returns the following morning, his question goes unanswered, and new ones arise...
In their most puzzling investigation to date, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harboured nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence...

What readers are saying about Heartbreak Hotel:

'A roller coaster of a read'

'Don't miss this book'

'Five stars'

Biographical Notes

Jonathan Kellerman is the No. 1 international bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, 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 GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD and THE GOLEM OF PARIS. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous non-fiction works. 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.

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Praise for Jonathan Kellerman: Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with Officer Sturgis and Dr. Delaware since the beginning — Booklist
Simply too good to miss — Stephen King
Suspenseful... neatly spun, fascinating — Philadelphia Daily News
Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix — Los Angeles Times
Exciting... a tour de force — New York Times
Spellbinding suspense... unforgettable — Houston Chronicle
Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying — Sunday Telegraph
High-octane entertainment — The Times
Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillers - he owns the genre — Detroit Free Press
Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviour — Guardian
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