Deception by Jonathan Kellerman
An Alex Delaware Novel (Alex Delaware Novels)

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The book's title is usually not clarified until the reader knows what prompted the murder.Despite the near formula writing, the plots differ and the novels are suspenseful and well worth reading, as is this one.
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.

Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a long ordeal of abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.’s most prestigious prep schools. Homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy, and if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware’s psychological prowess, it’s now. As the scandal-conscious elite close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo push to expose the dirty secrets festering among society’s manor-born. But while searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may be walking into a highly polished death trap.

 

About Jonathan Kellerman

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Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
 
Published March 25, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction
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Book Reporter

Good
on Dec 29 2010

DECEPTION is peppered with lots of interesting characters...And while the novel is heavy on entertaining dialogue, that imbalance makes the occasional jump-out moment more stark and surprising.

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Below average
Reviewed by Jackie K. Cooper on Apr 28 2010

Kellerman's fans have been very patient with this author but their patience is wearing thin. He had better come up with something more substantive with his next book or all bets are off.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

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Reviewed by Sharon Galligar Chance on Apr 27 2010

A psychological thriller, “Deception” contains all the intrigue of a mystery with a healthy dose of spine-tingling mind games that will have readers captivated from the first page.

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Above average
on Jun 02 2010

The book's title is usually not clarified until the reader knows what prompted the murder.Despite the near formula writing, the plots differ and the novels are suspenseful and well worth reading, as is this one.

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