Victims (Alex Delaware) Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012
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'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying' (Sunday Telegraph)
'High-octane entertainment' (The Times)
'Exceptionally exciting' (New York Times)
'Ingenious and horrifying' (The Sunday Times)
Alex Delaware, The Crime Reader, returns in Victims - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.See all Product Description
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So I was pleasantly surprised that I found this one so enjoyable. It is a fairly horrific scenario - unimaginably horrid crime scenes, inexplicable acts of man's inhumanity to man, but written in a compelling way that makes you want to know who did such a thing and why. All the usual elements are there: the usual characters (Milo, Petra, Moe, Shaun) and the tried-and-tested unravelling of the crime : research victims, visit relatives, find dead-ends, unusual links between them, Milo given grief by the Powers that be etc. But overall this leads to a pleasing and logical story with not a little bit of pathos in there. I agree with other reviewers that Kellerman is back on form.
So - if I enjoyed it so much , why only 4 stars?
Publicists take note: the epithet of "The Crime Reader" irritates me beyond reason. It is not referred to in the books and only appeared fairly recently on the covers. Will someone in Kellermans publicity team please drop this immediately as it adds nothing.
Clinical psychologist and best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman turns crime writing into an art form. He doesn't waste too much time in character introspection or other narrative decoration, but plunges us readers straight into the gripping action, with twists and turns, excellent police procedural detail and emotional rides - making *Victims* an utterly satisfying experience. The author blends the addictive rhythms of the classic crime novel with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition, interspersing the ingredients with style, intelligence, logic and compassion.
I can't stay away from Kellerman... and why should I? I'm a veteran fan.
It seems like maybe the series has reached the end.The writing quality is still as good,which gives me hope,but the stories don't have the same excitement and the characters seem tired and don't have the same appeal,as the earlier books.And at times I found my mind wandering as I was reading this book.
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Long carefully plotted detection of a serial killer started with a gory murder of an aggressive woman working through other victims linked back in time with an unusual killer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Onclejon
Poorly written with an absent plot. What a waste of my life. Will not be reading kellerman again. He has had his dayPublished 13 months ago by chris
Couldn't put the book down,needed to know the end yet didn't want it to end¡ One of his best if not thee bestPublished 14 months ago by Mr Mark Ferguson
Another typical and good Kellerman book. If you like Kellerman and his style of realistic, straight forward and gripping writing, then you'll like this one too. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Labyrinth
One of the few books I couldn't be bothered to finish. I've long been a fan of J K's books, but I think this will be the last one I bother with.Published 18 months ago by Glowreads