The Museum of Desire by Jonathon Kellerman. (An Alex Delaware Novel) New Yoek: Ballantine Books, 2020. 303 pages. ****
LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware team up to solve murders all the time, but this latest crime baffles them. Seemingly unrelated bodies posed in a stretch limo outside of a deserted mansion challenges them on a whole new level. The unoccupied mansion is rented out for parties and the limo is discovered in the morning when the cleaner shows up to clear it of debris from the latest underage party.
This latest psychological thriller is fantastic and captivating. I have always enjoyed this duo and this one doesn't disappoint. The plot is complicated, yet weaves together brilliantly! Each victim has his/her own story to tell and it adds up to the horrific revenge inflicted on each of them. Somewhat formalic in the actions of the main characters, (they do have a predictable part to play after all) there is nothing predictable in the story line. Kellerman's books may be read independently, however, once you read one Sturgis and Delaware book, you will want to read them all.
Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer's Daughter. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored A Measure of Darkness, Crime Scene, The Golem of Hollywood, and The Golem of Paris. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. For more information jonathonkellerman.com
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