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It all becomes gibberish. Kellerman seems to have already said everything he has to say about Milo – although he receives a fair amount of page time in this book, he doesn’t jump off the page for me like he did in the early books.

Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel

He stabbed her to death then turned and walked back to his car and drove away ignoring a neighbor who was running to confront him until he noticed all the blood and the knife. His sarcasm is absolutely wonderful. Jun 25, Ellen rated it really liked it. I find the two main kellerrman and Milo–very interesting.

Life and love seems to move in inches and then suddenly it takes flight and travels in light years. Jonathan Kellerman’s run out of plots. Being a side kelleman, it didn’t get a lot of pages, but it was a much better story than the main one.

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But in most other genres, whether suspense, mystery, or medieval romance, the damsel is usually portrayed sympathetically, as a nice person. It has been a while since I have read or listened to a Jonathan Kellerman book. Milo is assigned joathan review a sixteen year old dead case the parents haven’t given up hope of finding a body to bury. Granted they’re not Honda Civics, but tieing two disparate crimes together because they have luxury sedans in konathan

But I bet he thought that wouldn’t work, because it’s an Aggie school. Some people see thru these twists and see things coming–I seldom can figure a mystery out.

Milo Eats w A fun vacation read, but not appreciably different from the other Alex and Milo books.

Book review: Jonathan Kellerman’s *Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel*

The story line could have been interesting, but missed the mark. The only drawback was that the two mysteries in this book got tied up a little too neatly and easily. I think he would have rated it even lower than I did. This wasn’t a super memorable book. If you are reading this, Dr. Strange story with many convoluted twists that will appeal to those mystery lovers that like to try to solve the case before the book detectives can.

This was a very well-written book – a little leaner and sleeker than some of the other Alex Delaware books – and a real pager turner. Followup showed the missing girl frequently left for extended visits to exotic spots with little or no notice. Some guy is killing people cause he likes to.


I feel like a traitor for dissing your book with only three stars. This is the 22nd Alex Delaware novel and once again has this criminal psychologist worming his way into the mind of a killer. No trivia or quizzes yet. It was a passing detail in the story — not even a place where one of the characters was from — but still, I fumed, because the compact between reader and writer is essentially one of trust: Milo is also charged with investigating a second murder, a cold case.

I decided to give the series another try a couple of months ago and read one in which Alex had split with boring musical-instrument-maker girl It’s ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The book is a far-fetched, fast-paced typical murder mystery, written kellermwn many of these stories are, in a straightforward, inelegant style that makes for an easy read, apparently the type of book that seems to sell nowadays.

Admittedly, this is not a book that will stay I have always enjoyed the Alex Delaware series.

Here Milo comments on talking with the parents on the cold case: