Because you can't judge a book by its cover

To see someone and notice them is one thing, to see someone and find out they are dead two days later is another. In Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel, Alex Delaware and Robin Castanga go to the Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills to enjoy drinks there one last time before it closes. They notice a striking young woman sitting alone and watch her throughout the night as she waits for someone. Alex and Robin leave before she ever meets up with her “date” and never find out if she does in fact meet up with them. As they leave the hotel they see a big burly man, who looks to be a body guard and assume that he is waiting for her exit. Two days later, Alex is called to help Detective Milo Sturgis, his long time friend, find her killer.

I enjoyed meeting more characters as they interview people and was intrigued to find the path to the killer. Unfortunatley, it wasn’t my favorite book to read and I found it hard to finish it. Jonathan Kellerman did a great job of keeping the suspense and I was pulled into the book in that sense, but it just wasn’t one that I found easy to read. There is quite a bit of swearing in the book, and the use of the f* word among those. There is suggestion of sex and sexual acts, but nothing descriptive. I will try reading another of Jonathan’s books to give him another try. Why don’t you read Mystery and find out who the killer is?

You can read an excerpt here.

Alex Delware Series Reading Order:

When the Bough Breaks

Blood Test

Over the Edge

Silent Partner

Time Bomb

Private Eyes

Devil’s Waltz

Bad Love

Self-Defense

The Web

Survival of the Fittest

The Clinic

Monster

Dr. Death

Flesh and Blood

The Murder Book

A Cold Heart

Therapy

Rage

Gone

Obsession

Compulsion

Bones

Evidence

Deception

Mystery

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Title: Mystery: An Alex Delaware

Author: Jonathan Kellerman

Format: Paperback, Hardbound, eBook

Page Nos.: 336

ISBN: 978-0345505699

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: March 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon, Ballantine

Reviewer: Jocee

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

 

 

One Response to Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman Review

  • Jocee says:

    I have to say that Jonathan Kellerman is one of my husband’s favorite authors and is excited to read this book. I would love any suggestions on which book to read of his next.

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