Killer - Jonathan Kellerman


By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 422 Ratings)
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After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is 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


  • Isn't Right

    By HdhYeBsba
    The book Doesn't really Make Sense
  • Way past his prime

    By Mikesdad
    I admit I have not read the last 2 books by Kellerman and was considering buying one. After reading the reviews, I find I am not alone in thinking this series has become boring and predictable. I will no longer waste my money on this author.
  • Suspenseful

    By Samwell62
    The story was intriguing. You don't know who committed the heinous crimes until the end. I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. Believe it or not, this is my first time reading a Kellerman novel. I'm sure it won't be the last,I love a good mystery.
  • Disappointing

    By carocross
    Well written, fast paced, ridiculous outcome. Have read many Alex Delaware books and liked many but predictable any more. Would not recommend. Gave it two stars only because Kellerman can put words together well-if not plots so much.
  • Disappointing

    By Megwal
    What a bad book!
  • Poor read

    By The eollstir
    Pinot a riveting read. Like cow piss on a flat rock...splayed everywhere.
  • Killer

    By Hat36
    Kellerman is usually a pleasure to read. This time, not so much. The adversaries are unsympathetic; Milo sleepwalks through the plot; Robin is now a perfect woman; there is no way for Delaware, or anyone else, to guess the answer. If you are a fan, as I am, you may find yourself bewildered, then grumpy, at the resolution.
  • Killer

    By Problem with nick name
    I have read all of Jonathan Kellerman's books and sadly his stories and writing have become less interesting. This particular book's plot was very weak and I didn't enjoy it and won't recommend it.
  • Not J. k,s. Best

    By CAB 1970
    I have read everyone of the Delaware series, although it's a "good" read, it is not his best.
  • A satisfying Kellerman

    By Susan Rubendall
    After a series of rather disappointing books, Jonathan Kellerman is back with a good one. The crime and its solution, the child, the interaction with Milo, it all worked for me in this book. No disappointments.