My reviews can also be seen at: To say I was excited for this novel is an understatement.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have gone through stages and phases, over the years, but through all that I have always made an effort to keep up with the Alex Delaware Mystery Series.
This is the thirty-first installment in this long Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman is a Ballantine Books publication. This is the thirty-first installment in this long running series, and naturally, with this sort of longevity, there have been a few stinkers in there, and I found the last couple of installments to be a little short on action and have been a little disappointed by the absence of, or the reduced face time with some of the more beloved recurring characters.
Years ago, Alex was called in to evaluate a five year old boy whose mother, Zelda, a television actress, is in the throes of a mental episode. Alex must determine if the charming boy is safe with his mother.
Now, although Zelda was never his patient, Alex has been called to a very odd facility where, Zelda is being held after yet another apparent psychotic breakdown.
However, her son appears to be missing and Alex is beside himself with concern. But, things really get tricky when Zelda is found dead, and a string of possibly related homicides follows. Talk about true evil! Wow, this story is an incredible tale, rich with startling details, extremely well plotted and paced, which slowly sucked me into a vivid and disturbing portrait of the darker side of humanity, which is something Kellerman is a master of.
It was so nice to see Milo back working alongside Alex, something that has been missing recently. For me, Milo is almost as important to the series as Alex, and I have missed the pair riding around together, working the case equally, and of course the hilarious insight Milo offers with his jaded quips.
However, she does get a small chance to help out here, but for the most part she remains firmly in the background with little or no dialogue between the couple, which is a little disappointing, but this is a minor complaint, in the big scheme of things.
This story is another absorbing mystery, an incredibly frustrating guessing game, and I found it quite interesting to see Alex, who always seems capable of telling his story in a rather unflappable manner, so emotionally disturbed. His concern for this young boy, had me wanting to give Alex a big hug and comfort him.
I liked seeing this vulnerable side of him, and would like to see more of this type of emotion from him from time to time. Overall, I am very satisfied and pleased with this book, and find myself looking forward to the next book in the series, more so than usual.If you plan to write for a specific journal, a good advice is to check the research paper outline of some of the articles to get a better idea on how to write your article.
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