The Golem of Paris

The Golem of Paris

Large Print - 2015
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From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried.
It s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he s not coping well. He s back to drinking, he s not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.
And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.
Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision.
Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.
And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.
Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in ""The Golem of Paris"," he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410480200
1410480208
Characteristics: 679 pages.
Additional Contributors: Kellerman, Jesse

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karenbethglunz
Apr 18, 2017

I am a Kellerman fan, probably more Faye than Jonathan/Jesse.

This book was a challenge. I kept at it until the end however still am scratching my head saying "whaaaat?" Wonderment came up frequently...and I didn't want to go back and try to figure out what was really happening by re-reading. So I plowed through it...and "plowing" is the best description. I couldn't summarize the plot if you held a gun to my head.

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BarbJF_0
Dec 04, 2016

This book might have been more interesting if I had read The Golem of Hollywood first. It was a very difficult read, hard to figure out who the characters are supposed to be. I got stubborn, about half way through I finally googled 'Golem' to see if that would help. It didn't. A 500 page book finally starts to make sense in the last 50 pages.

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 22, 2016

Hard to get into. While I am a Kellerman fan, this book just not as engaging.

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pitkerro
Jan 20, 2016

Thought I'd give the second Golem book a try but while the writing is good I just don't enjoy this series or the lead characters. Sorry, otherwise a Kellerman fan.

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bixbyjim
Jan 13, 2016

I like Johnathan Kellerman's Alex Deleware series and I've read all of them. His wife Kay's books are too Jewish for me, don't like them. The son takes after his mother, not his dad. I couldn't finish this book, took it back before the half.

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