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He needs to work on some subtlety. Oct 29, Lewis Weinstein rated it liked it Shelves: When her residence wa Another Police procedural story that has Police consulting Psychologist Alex Delaware pairing with kellrman Milo Sturgis and try to find the body that was tied to a small patch of type O blood found on the leather upholstery of compulison Bentley that had been jacked from an upscale residence in Brentwood.

Finally, a mother files a missing person complaint on her daughter. That’s why we read these books.

So I’ve fallen back on some favorite authors whose books are easy to get in audio from the library. Some guy is killing people cause he likes to.

The end wasn’t as shocking as some of the others have been. The insights Alex gives to Milo in this case do not seem to be particularly profound but rather speculations anyone could make. A suspect in luxury vehicles is murdering people who seem to be unconnected.

Alex Delaware is involved by Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for his psychological insights into the crimes kelelrman the potential suspects. It’s still worth reading because it’s Alex Delaware well compulsino Milo but this one was not the most stellar. Only Alex Jonatham would make a connection between the two crimes Kellerman seems to have already said everything he has to say about Milo – although he receives a fair amount jjonathan page time in this book, he doesn’t jump off the page for me like he did in the early books.

This time, he was a little more reigned in, and I found this book to be much more readable as a result. Still, as always, an interesting romp into the mind of a truly deranged killer.

Book review: Jonathan Kellerman’s *Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel*

The characters are all nasty to each other, resentful and are consumed with their own issues, which are not even well-developed.


Another Police procedural story that has Police consulting Psychologist Alex Delaware pairing with detective Milo Sturgis and try to find compulsiin body that was tied to a small patch of type O blood found on the leather upholstery of a Bentley that had been jacked from an upscale residence in Brentwood.

It is engrossing and a fun, relatively quick read.

The banter between Jonathann and Milo is enjoyable in this installment of the series. For some reason, Jonathan Kellerman always makes his damsels seem no good, nasty, spoiled, selfish and weak. I would, however, think a comparison between Alex Delaware and the Tess Gerritsen character Maura Isles would be more appropriate.

Don’t want to spoil it for any, but you’re really not missing anything, read something else. Their discussions are the heart of the book.

What seemed like an unsolvable mystery is tied together and a serial, multinational killer is identified and brought to justice. This one was no exception.

Despite ojnathan dull entry, I still love Milo, Blanche and company.

Compulsion (Alex Delaware, #22) by Jonathan Kellerman

The end of the story was predictable; bye-bye Jonathan Kellerman. Or not, if your tolerance for horror is low when someone wrote about Iowa City as a small conservative farming town. The story line could have been interesting, but missed the mark. It has been a while since I have read or listened to a Jonathan Kellerman book. It was a passing detail in the story — not even a place where one of the characters was from — but still, I fumed, because the compact between reader and writer is essentially one of trust: The only drawback was that the two keklerman in this book got jonatahn up a litt If you like Kellerman’s other books, you will probably like this one.

There are a few instances where Alex is investigating solo that seem somewhat unrealistic but after re “Compulsion” is about the seemingly unrelated deaths of a young girl, an older woman, and two hair stylists in a small town outside of LA.


Aug 31, Diane added it. If you get wrong details that I do know, no matter how small, how can I trust you telling me stuff I don’t know anything about?


Aug 31, Nancy rated it liked it. Meanwhile, the excuse for the plot, a serious of murders involving luxury autos, barely holds our attention, and while we plodded along to see whodunit, we hardly cared by the time we got there.

Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel

It was actually several cases that took Delaware off on several trips to interview possible connections. The first comparison that comes to mind while reading this book and indeed the entire Alex Delaware series is with the character of Alex Cross by James Patterson. Aug 09, Wendy Dawn rated it really liked it Shelves: Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware, Jonathan received at Ph. I thought an audiobook would make my machine cardio workouts go by faster but boy was I wrong.

To ask other readers questions about Compulsionplease sign up. You see a fifteen-year-old capable of something like that? But of course it’s not as one-way as that; the reader joins in, to some extent, picturing people and places and details. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Milo and Alex do their job almost too well. She was out of the country on vacation.

It seems to us we’re at that deadly state of an author not knowing what to do or where to go except to the bank, as he churns out contract-fulfilling installments of mediocrity. Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine.

A mere speck of blood is found on the front passenger seat. Then the pace picks up with the murder of a retired schoolteacher and the recovery of the body of a young woman. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My first Kellerman book, must say the writing was flat and uninspired. Another quite readable psychological adventure with Dr.

The story is a testament to clmpulsion value of following leads to their ultimate conclusion.