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In Compulsion Alex and Robin are back together, and that relationship is definitely not one of the series strong points. Sure, all viewpoints are subjective and everything is partial and joanthan in the end, it’s a fallen fucken world, we’re all Kantians. Milo is assigned the task of investigating whether his accusations are true or just an attempt to put off his death sentence.
Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel
I had an epiphany last year when I read my umpteenth Alex Delaware novel: A fun vacation read, but not appreciably different from the other Alex and Milo books. Yours, I buy in hardback. Alex eats with Robin Jul 04, Jerry B rated it it was ok. Ekllerman me, 3 is all I’m thinking about when I’m listening to the book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Book review: Jonathan Kellerman’s *Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel*
This mystery novel becomes more of a thriller as they hunt down their identified murder suspect. Oct 28, Sherril rated it really liked it.
Aug 09, Wendy Dawn rated it really liked it Shelves: But of course it’s not as one-way as that; the reader joins in, to some extent, picturing people and places and details. Then the pace picks up with the murder of a retired schoolteacher and the recovery of the body of a young woman.
Alex Delaware is involved by Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for his psychological insights into the crimes and the potential suspects. Is it a woman? Don’t want to spoil it for any, but you’re really not missing anything, read something else. The banter between Alex and Milo is enjoyable in this installment of the series. This subplot was so insignificant I can only surmise that Kellerman was reaching for a way to include Robin in the book.
Admittedly, this is not a book that will stay in my memory in sharp detail.
But because I like the main characters, I’ll keep with them. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. I got really tired of the goofy similes and metaphors. She was out of the country on vacation. Tries to pass it off as helpful, but it ain’t.
Nov 15, Vicki rated it it was ok. If you don’t have a “history” with Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis, the 2 main characters, and also with his lesser regulars, some of the subtleties are easy to miss. Maybe Kellerman is getting as sick of him as I am. Antoine was killed by his boss. I’ve read a good number of Jonathan Kellerman’s books through the years and enjoyed them.
Strange story with many convoluted twists that will appeal to those mystery lovers that like to try to mellerman the case before the book detectives can.
Compulsion (Alex Delaware, #22) by Jonathan Kellerman
I’m glad that I d This book, kellermab to me by a friend, was one of Kellerman’s many stories that that have a psychological overlay, due to Kellerman himself having a degree in psychology Some people see thru these twists and see things coming–I seldom can figure a mystery out. This storyline doesn’t intersect with the first storyline except for the fact that Milo is investigating both of the cases. Aug 18, Kirsti rated it liked it Shelves: Petra Conner was not in this novel.
Admittedly, this is not a book that will stay I have always enjoyed the Alex Delaware series. Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine. In direct contrast to this well-crafted book, Patricia Cornwall is at the bottom of her game with “The Front” which features characters previously introduced in “At Risk.
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 kellermqn the knife. In Compulsion, the first hint that something’s amiss is when someone takes a Bentley out for an unauthorized spin, a victimless crime. I love how he will respond when Alex throws a theory out.