Breakdown

Breakdown

An Alex Delaware Novel

Book - 2016
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Psychologist Alex Delaware is surprised to get the call when well-known TV actress Zelda Chase turns up half-naked, half-mad in LA's rural Westside. He has little connection to the starlet, save a psychiatric evaluation he performed on her adopted daughter several years ago, a child who has since vanished without a trace and whom Zelda refuses to talk about. When the actress turns up dead a few weeks later without a scratch on her, Delaware calls in police lieutenant Milo Sturgis to help. When the body of a second actress turns up with the same mysterious cause of death, Delaware and Sturgis start to wonder if it is a copycat case. When they uncover the death of another actress, a star from another era who vanished decades ago, they realize they're facing one of the their most baffling cases yet.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345541406
0345541405
Characteristics: 350 pages.

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pspice
Aug 24, 2016

I haven't read a Delaware novel in years. I thought this was o.k.. The tie-in of two of the crimes with the main crime was far-fetched but characters were pretty well fleshed out. Fast read and passed the time without wasting it. Sometimes that's all I need.

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nionoff
Jun 02, 2016

Read many of Kellerman's Delaware books, but this one is the worst. Half the book is taken by the setup to the crime, the rest is a predictable and boring resolution. This is very lazy writing and I'm done with this series. If you want to read an exciting mystery involving a psychologist helping the police solve a series of crimes, check out Michael Robotham's Close Your Eyes. Great writing and intersting plot. Everything that this book isn't.

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Eil_1
Mar 30, 2016

I've read a few books by Kellerman and checking "my shelves" and I only gave "Rage" a 4-star rating - the others 2-3 stars. This book was okay despite the vagueness of the characters (or one-dimensional) as the Publishers Weekly states.

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peggy_15
Feb 09, 2016

I liked this book. Only because I was so disappointed in the last few Alex Delaware books, this was almost pleasure. I think Billy Straight is Kellermans best.

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