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?
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