Victims

Victims

Audiobook CD - 2012
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When a killer who rivals Jack the Ripper cuts a bloody swath through the city, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis needs Alex Delaware's help in catching this homicidal maniac--a disturbing case that sends Alex back into the secretive world of mental health treatment.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9780739369128
Branch Call Number: M KEL (CD)
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Rubinstein, John 1946-

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JudithE
Jul 21, 2012

I always like these characters, and the story was quite interesting, and the dénoument well worth reading. However, I found a couple of points where the author seemed to have made a mistake -- one character described as another, for example. And, *small spoiler*, dogs described as starving when there was dog food available and the dogs were clearly loved, and the dogs described as defecating, when starving animals don't do that. Perhaps the author is getting old, as we all do.

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Leabee
Jun 10, 2012

Authors tend to get into a rut with familiar characters such as Delaware and Sturgis, and Kellerman has done it with this one. This book was the first Kellerman I didn't actually finish. The book consists of little more than interesting descriptions of each new person the duo goes to interview. These descriptions are vivid and well-written, and he clearly has an eye for the idiosyncrasies of people, but it does get tiresome after the sixth or seventh one. The story plods, and towards the end it was just getting more and more preposterous. I would skip it unless you particularly enjoy his brief character studies.

(Staff) Kyla Zerbes Jun 07, 2012

Love this narrator! The story is good but *spoiler* I didn't quite get the jump to assuming Shakar was a fraud - they didn't even consider the possibility of it being a descendant. It works but it was a bit of a leap in deductive process.

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