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When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware Novels) (original 1985; edition 1993)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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Title:When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware Novels)
Authors:Jonathan Kellerman
Info:Bantam (1993), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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When The Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (1985)



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I read a few of Kellerman's books way back when, also way into the series (flesh and blood, dr. death, etc...) By this point Alex and Milo had already solidified their relationship and Alex knew the mud that would inevitably cover his boots. I put them down for a few years until recently as I have developed a weird interest in terrible 1990's criminal intent and criminal minds shows.

These fine novels (30 of them I might add) were glaringly watching me in all of this time and I am very glad I decided to pick them up again. This first novel in the Alex Delaware series shows a timid, hedonist Delaware whom was just sliding into his early retirement inadvertently forced into a strange public service. Honestly, it's his fault for being such a badass.

I found these pages terribly difficult to put down for Delaware, through guise, wits and sheer genius cracked this case wide open where otherwise the trail was dead cold, pun intended. There where quite a few heated moments and a bit of action when it was necessary. I rated this as 5 stars because 6 is currently unavailable.

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  Joseph_Stelmaszek | Nov 29, 2015 |
Alex Delaware, murder mystery ( )
  Mariebart | Jan 8, 2015 |
First book in the Alex Delaware and it was a good beginning. The story was well written and the relationship between Alex and Milo is intersting. Good book. ( )
  dom76 | Jan 7, 2015 |
I listened to the audiobook version of this. I enjoyed it even though the topic is so twisted and sick. I will be reading more Alex Delaware books in the future. I will try to find them in print or ebook rather than audio though so I can skim over the excessive use of certain profanities. ( )
  Barb_H | Feb 13, 2014 |
Relatively interesting plot, although really unbelievable. Characters are interesting, likeable. Not sure I find it entertaining enough to get myself involved in the series, but I was kept interested enough to keep turning the pages (well, figuratively, since I was listening to the audiobook.) Middle-of-the-road for the genre. ( )
  TerriBooks | Oct 29, 2013 |
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In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr.  Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry.  Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and  sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when  he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific  Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but  they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old  Melody Quinn.

It's psychologist Dr. Alex  Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret  buried in Melody's memory. But as the sinister  shadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alex  discovers that the mystery touches a shocking  incident in his own past.

This connection is  only the beginning, a single link in a  forty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakable  evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it  claims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.

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Child psychologist Alex Delaware examines a disturbed young girl and uncovers evidence of a brutal double murder, a child molester's grisly suicide, and a horrible forty-year old secret that continues to have an effect today.

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