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The Clinic: An Alex Delaware Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Kellerman
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Former child psychologist Jonathan Kellerman brings us the 11th installment in the reliable series featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware. Here Delaware teams up again with his old friend Detective Milo Sturgis of the LAPD to investigate the brutal murder of Dr. Hope Devane. Her bestselling book about how men victimize women made her famous; did it also lead to her death? As Sturgis and Delaware begin probing into the details of her life, they find more and more secrets and slowly close in on a killer filled with hate. As usual, Kellerman combines convincing psychological portraits with good dialogue and a plot that coils to a tense finish.

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Kellerman is at his page-turning best in his latest Alex Delaware adventure (after The Web), an investigation into the savage stabbing murder of Hope Devane, a psychology professor and celebrity author. The LAPD, unable to solve the case after three months, reassigns it to Lieutenant Milo Sturgis. Milo calls on his friend Alex, a compassionate, astute psychologist, for insight into the victim, who had a seemingly routine academic career and marriage until writing a pop-psych relationship book. Delving beneath the veneer of Hope's life, Alex uncovers possible enemies: a man with whom she clashed on a TV talk show; students brought before her committee on sexual harassment; patients at a beleaguered women's health clinic where she volunteered. Further questions are raised about the victim's relationships with her doctoral supervisee Casey Locking; about the fertility specialist, from whom she received hefty consultation fees; about her sex life; about a shadowy link to an organized crime figure and the murder of a Las Vegas call girl. Each new avenue of investigation leads Alex and Milo to a dead end until they reach back into Hope Devane's childhood, which reveals links to the present that provide the shocking answer to the puzzle. Kellerman may not be a great stylist, but his serpentine plot and cast of mysterious characters grip the reader to the final page. Major ad/promo.
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1777 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553089226
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 1 2003)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FBFN92
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars IS THE DOCTOR IN? Feb. 14 2001
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a very riveting, compelling mystery. Alex Delaware is called in to determine the psychological aspects of the murder of author Hope Devane. A veteran of the talk show circuit, brilliant psychologist and scholar, Hope Devane was the survivor of maternal abuse. Married to a remote, aloof scholar who is not too different in temperament from herself, Devane continues teaching, writing and appearing on talk shows.
One of Devane's latest capers may have been the catalyst for her murder. She created a kangaroo court in a local college ostensibly to protect women from date rape. She badgers the girls to come forward and one stupid girl named Cindy protects and declares love for her attacker, one Ken Storm, Jr. He threatens her, pushes her out of his car and forces her to fend for herself one night. Even after Storm becomes involved with prostitutes and other violent behavior, silly Cindy defends him. The other women involved in the kangaroo court hearings demand that the men in question be prosecuted. In reading the transcrips of the hearings, one can't help noticing how Devane and her panel of "kangaroos" press the women to press charges and show an antagonism towards men in general.
Delaware probes deeper, and, like a carbuncle, discovers many festering layers beneath the surface. He uncovers an abortion clinic, shady family connections, murder, extortion and theft. Each mystery is a segue to the next and the multiple conclusions are always several steps ahead of the reader.
I thought this was an excellent thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IS THE DOCTOR IN? Feb. 14 2001
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a very riveting, compelling mystery. Alex Delaware is called in to determine the psychological aspects of the murder of author Hope Devane. A veteran of the talk show circuit, brilliant psychologist and scholar, Hope Devane was the survivor of maternal abuse. Married to a remote, aloof scholar who is not too different in temperament from herself, Devane continues teaching, writing and appearing on talk shows.
One of Devane's latest capers may have been the catalyst for her murder. She created a kangaroo court in a local college ostensibly to protect women from date rape. She badgers the girls to come forward and one stupid girl named Cindy protects and declares love for her attacker, one Ken Storm, Jr. He threatens her, pushes her out of his car and forces her to fend for herself one night. Even after Storm becomes involved with prostitutes and other violent behavior, silly Cindy defends him. The other women involved in the kangaroo court hearings demand that the men in question be prosecuted. In reading the transcrips of the hearings, one can't help noticing how Devane and her panel of "kangaroos" press the women to press charges and show an antagonism towards men in general.
Delaware probes deeper, and, like a carbuncle, discovers many festering layers beneath the surface. He uncovers an abortion clinic, shady family connections, murder, extortion and theft. Each mystery is a segue to the next and the multiple conclusions are always several steps ahead of the reader.
I thought this was an excellent thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars IS THE DOCTOR IN? Feb. 14 2001
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a very riveting, compelling mystery. Alex Delaware is called in to determine the psychological aspects of the murder of author Hope Devane. A veteran of the talk show circuit, brilliant psychologist and scholar, Hope Devane was the survivor of maternal abuse. Married to a remote, aloof scholar who is not too different in temperament from herself, Devane continues teaching, writing and appearing on talk shows.
One of Devane's latest capers may have been the catalyst for her murder. She created a kangaroo court in a local college ostensibly to protect women from date rape. She badgers the girls to come forward and one stupid girl named Cindy protects and declares love for her attacker, one Ken Storm, Jr. He threatens her, pushes her out of his car and forces her to fend for herself one night. Even after Storm becomes involved with prostitutes and other violent behavior, silly Cindy defends him. The other women involved in the kangaroo court hearings demand that the men in question be prosecuted. In reading the transcrips of the hearings, one can't help noticing how Devane and her panel of "kangaroos" press the women to press charges and show an antagonism towards men in general.
Delaware probes deeper, and, like a carbuncle, discovers many festering layers beneath the surface. He uncovers an abortion clinic, shady family connections, murder, extortion and theft. Each mystery is a segue to the next and the multiple conclusions are always several steps ahead of the reader.
I thought this was an excellent thriller.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars IS THE DOCTOR IN? Feb. 14 2001
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a very riveting, compelling mystery. Alex Delaware is called in to determine the psychological aspects of the murder of author Hope Devane. A veteran of the talk show circuit, brilliant psychologist and scholar, Hope Devane was the survivor of maternal abuse. Married to a remote, aloof scholar who is not too different in temperament from herself, Devane continues teaching, writing and appearing on talk shows.
One of Devane's latest capers may have been the catalyst for her murder. She created a kangaroo court in a local college ostensibly to protect women from date rape. She badgers the girls to come forward and one stupid girl named Cindy protects and declares love for her attacker, one Ken Storm, Jr. He threatens her, pushes her out of his car and forces her to fend for herself one night. Even after Storm becomes involved with prostitutes and other violent behavior, silly Cindy defends him. The other women involved in the kangaroo court hearings demand that the men in question be prosecuted. In reading the transcrips of the hearings, one can't help noticing how Devane and her panel of "kangaroos" press the women to press charges and show an antagonism towards men in general.
Delaware probes deeper, and, like a carbuncle, discovers many festering layers beneath the surface. He uncovers an abortion clinic, shady family connections, murder, extortion and theft. Each mystery is a segue to the next and the multiple conclusions are always several steps ahead of the reader.
I thought this was an excellent thriller.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Breezy Summer Fare
Kellerman's education and experience in psychology help make his characters, and especially his villains, more believable and engaging.
This one is pretty interesting. Read more
Published on June 12 2004 by A Discerning Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars The CD Audio Book is not UNABRIDGED!
I enjoyed this book but unfortunately at the very end I was informed in the credits that this is an ABRIDGED book. Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful
This was the first Kellerman book that I read and I found it to be suspenseful and well written. Even though the plot was somewhat far fetched, he did an excellant job of pulling... Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Heaven Spare Us!
A completely unbelievable cast yet exotic cast of villains and victims; then for balance a totally believable and horrendously boring, dull, dumb, and anticlimactic hero. Read more
Published on April 3 2002 by Dr.||\\//||
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Clinic"
Jonathan Kellerman's "The Clinic" was a very inspiring book to read. His books are long, but when you start reading it, time just flies by and you don't want to put it down. Read more
Published on March 29 2002 by Heather Milbrett
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
Jonathan Kellerman's mysteries sell well and he's gotten some good reviews, at least that is what I recalled when my daughter gave me "The Clinic" recently. Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2001 by Philip A. True
4.0 out of 5 stars The Clinic indeed
Once again Jonathan Kellerman delivers another fantastic thriller. The storyline was edgey, intense, and overall enjoyable. I look forward to reading Survival of the Fittest.
Published on Oct. 23 2001 by R. H Porter
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
I found it almost impossible to put this book down. When I wasn't reading it I was probably thinking about it! This is a great book... very interesting... Read more
Published on July 5 2001 by V. VanCamp
4.0 out of 5 stars good mystery, abrupt ending
This was my first JK novel, and it won't be my last. I found this book hard to put down, mostly because I was interested in the scenario of how a pop psychologist related to the... Read more
Published on May 18 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Booooooooring
This is a boring novel. It's badly written. The less said about it, the better.
Published on March 19 2001 by Alexander Francis
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