Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BREAKDOWN by Jonathan Kellerman Audio Edition

    Arguably Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors, and for this reader rightly so.  One would be hard pressed to find a more prolific or well read writing family than the Kellerman’s  - I  remember with pleasure bestseller Double Homicide that Kellerman co-authored with his novelist wife, Faye, and his son Jesse is also a best selling writer.  Of course, his Alex Delaware series has been read by millions, and his 31st in the series Breakdown is another stay-up-late read.

    Perhaps most know that Kellerman is a clinical psychologist which adds considerable authenticity to his creation of Alex Delaware - one more reason for me to look forward to reading more about the good doctor.  With Breakdown Dr. Delaware is asked to evaluate Ovid, the five-year-old son of an emotionally troubled TV actress Zelda Chase.  Years later Delaware meets Zelda again when much to her distress she is committed following a strange incident.  When she is released tragedy occurs - she is found dead on a luxe Beverly Hills estate.  Delaware seeks the help of his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis in finding out what actually happened to Zelda.

    Little did the two know what they would be facing - the body of a second actress is found, and then there is the death of an actress who was a star in past decades.  Could these deaths be connected?

    Actor John Rubinstein delivers an excellent reading as the chills and thrills mount.  The combination of Delaware and Sturgis has been compared to Watson and Holmes.  Terrific listening!

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