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When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series, Book 1): A tensely suspenseful psychological crime novel

Jonathan Kellerman

5 Reviews

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California, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

The first Alex Delaware novel, When the Bough Breaks, is vintage Jonathan Kellerman and full of psychological suspense.

From the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman comes an explosive thriller featuring the legendary psychologist Alex Delaware.

Seven-year-old Melody Quinn is the only witness of a horrific double murder but she can't or won t talk about what she saw. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to try and get through to her and to the truth of what happened that night. But it soon becomes clear that Melody isn't just traumatised by the murders. Alex is only too aware that LA is a city which spawns ugliness.

But is he prepared for the seemingly bottomless pit of perversion and violence that he s about to uncover?

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Praise for When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series, Book 1): A tensely suspenseful psychological crime novel

  • A gruesome novel psychodrama of depravity and organised vice...assured skill and horripilating effect - Observer

  • Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying - Sunday Telegraph

  • High-octane entertainment - The Times

  • Exceptionally exciting - New York Times

  • Ingenious and horrifying - The Sunday Times

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Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman was a child psychologist before becoming a full-time novelist. He is married to the writer Faye Kellerman and they live in Los Angeles with their four children.

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