“A woman’s body is found in marshland outside LA. By the next morning the police have discovered the decaying corpses of three more women. They were all prostitutes except for the most recent victim; a classically trained pianist employed by a wealthy family, Selena Bass seems out of place in the grim tableau. Psychologist Alex Delaware is drafted in by homicide detective Milo Sturgis to help with the case. Details of the crimes suggest a serial killer is prowling LA’s gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness…and consider an even more sinister mind at work. There are no easy answers, for the darkest of drives and desires will fuel the most devious of foes”
It’s several years since I read a book in the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman, and this box set blog tour has given me the chance to get reacquainted. Now I’m asking myself how I ever lost touch with psychologist Alex and his cast of supporting characters. The books are all fast paced and action led and it’s easy to lose yourself in the seedy underworld of Los Angeles for hours at a time.
Bones has all you can ask for from a thriller and is an absorbing and intriguing read. It could be read as a standalone book but I would recommend reading the series in order so that the recurring characters’ back stories make sense.
Jonathan Kellerman had rightly gained a reputation as one of the best thriller writers of our time and I recommend his books to all crime fiction fans.
The publisher, Headline, has provided a copy of Jonathan Kellerman’s latest book Killer as a prize – to be in with a chance of winning please leave a comment in the ‘leave a reply’ box below, telling me which author’s book series you would like to see released as a box set. Closes at 23.59 BST on 13/5/2014. UK & ROI only. Winner’s details will be shared with the publisher for delivery purposes.