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Self-Defense (Alex Delaware)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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As usual, Jonathan Kellerman writes a potent tale with his lead detective/psychologist sleuth team. Alex Delaware, renowned retired psychologist, is enlisted by his best friend, detective Milo Sturgis, to help recover a potentially hidden murder from the memory of Lucy Lowell. It's nice to see Delaware in personal clinical setting again, delving into intense emotional sessions to uncover a morbid mystery. Suspense is here as always, and some of the characters such as Lucy's father, are unearthly revolting. All of Kellerman's books featuring Alex Delaware have indepth characterization and intelligent dialogue that seems genuine.

One of the better parts of the books, especially if you've been a fan of the series, is that the witness/juror Lucy has a crush on Milo. I loved this awkward situation! Perfect! Alex shows a little more humor than he used to, although he still manages to get into hot water as much as ever. Twists abound and the ending will leave you gasping, impossible to guess in advance. I dropped this one a half star since it wasn't as captivating as some of his other novels, but still brilliant. If you haven't read Kellerman yet, what are you waiting for? ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Lucy 20 yard. dream - captures killer

Dr. Alex Delaware doesn't see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.
  christinejoseph | Feb 8, 2016 |
If there was such a thing as a forensic psychologist procedural, this would be it. Lots of focus on investigative procedure, psychologist talking things through with his detective friend. Rather dry. The most impressive thing about the book is the way the author manages to pull together a conspiracy involving ten distinct characters in a way that makes sense in the end. ( )
  being_b | Mar 28, 2015 |
Dr Alex Delaware doesn't see many private patients any more, but for a young woman called Lucy Lowell he's prepared to make an exception. Referred to him by the police detective Milo Sturgis, Lucy had been a juror at the harrowing trial of a serial killer, and having survived that trauma is now being subjected to further emotional stress: a recurrent nightmare of a young child in a forest at night, watching something as furtive as it is disturbing. Now Lucy's dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex believes the power of the dream and its grip on her emotions may be a repressed childhood memory of something very real.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I’m getting a bit tired of the little blonde innocents as patients. This is one instance where the date of publication definitely hinders reading it many years later. It might have been cutting edge then, it wouldn’t be published now. ( )
  debavp | Jul 15, 2013 |
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Dr. Alex Delaware doesn t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.

Now Lucy s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy s emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.

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A woman suffering from recurring nightmares sees a psychiatrist. He traces them back to a crime committed 20 years earlier and goes to the scene to obtain confirmation. A tale of psychological suspense by the author of When the Bough Breaks.

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