5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Delware entry
The cassette tape arrives one morning in a plain brown wrapper with no return address. Alex Delaware, curious, puts it cautiously into his tape player, and a nightmare opens up before him. There is a long, soul-tearing scream, and then a child chanting the phrase, "Bad love, bad love, don't give me the bad love."
Shortly after, he receives a mysterious phone call, and...
Published on May 7 2003 by RachelWalker
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad Love, Okay Book
Not a bad read. This is the third Kellerman book I've read. I had trouble believing the plot in this one. Alex gets a tape and then spends most of the book trying to track down people that he can warn or that can help him figure out who the killer is. The problem is that nothing really earthshaking happens until the end. I don't think in reality anyone would go to so much...
Published on Oct 11 2003 by kiki-knows-best
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bad Love, Okay Book,
This review is from: Bad Love: An Alex Delaware Novel (Paperback)Not a bad read. This is the third Kellerman book I've read. I had trouble believing the plot in this one. Alex gets a tape and then spends most of the book trying to track down people that he can warn or that can help him figure out who the killer is. The problem is that nothing really earthshaking happens until the end. I don't think in reality anyone would go to so much trouble over a scary tape and a dead koi. I think there should have been something more real, like a murder, that Alex could verifiably connect to the tape before he marches off to find the killer. All in all, it was entertaining enough. There was not enough character development to get you to care about the victims. If your looking for something to give you the creeps or to get you "hooked", skip this one.
Read the Clinic if your looking for a good Kellerman Novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Delware entry,
Shortly after, he receives a mysterious phone call, and then confronts a cruel act of vandalism against him, and is forced to admit that someone, for some twisted reason, has him in their sights.
This is the best Delaware book so far (I am slowly but dedicatedly making my way through the series.) It contains everything that makes Jonathan Kellerman books good. Plenty of psychology, his characters, his probingly analytical writing style (which, I must admit now, doesn't serve actions too well) and possibly the best plot he's dreamt up so far. Existing fans will love it, and newcomers to the series would do well to start at the beginning (When the Bough Breaks) and just look forward to this gem.
Kellerman's plotting is fluid, original, and moves at very good pace. It's also wonderful to witness Alex as he tries to work his way into the twisted and distorted logic of a killer and find even hints of a possible motive. The only times when this book falls down are when, occasionally, his prose seems too detached, and there are a couple too many characters. Otherwise, this is an excellent addition to a good series.
5.0 out of 5 stars BAD LOVE; GOOD BOOK,
3.0 out of 5 stars "Murderous Plot",
4.0 out of 5 stars Darn you Kellerman, for making me lose so much sleep!!,
The plot is masterful, Alex Delaware as a semi-lead role (along with Milo) is believable and instantly likeable, and potential villains lurk behind every corner.
I'm hooked!! I keep reading more and more of Jonathan Kellerman's books, and, I have NEVER been disappointed!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Murderous plot,
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Love, Great Novel!,
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Not so with this novel. The characters were beliveable. You get drawn into the story because you want to know what happens to them, not just what's written on the next page. Amazing ending.
Since reading this book, I have launched myself into all the Alex Delaware novels I can find. :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Kellerman always delivers a great story...,
Kellerman's Delaware series features a rich cast of characters, intelligent plot lines, and just the right amount of drama, comedy, and suspense. The main characters of Alex, Robin, and Milo (and to a lesser degree, the dog Spike) become familiar friends, whose adventures are compelling and exciting. Kellerman finds a good mix in advancing the story through detailed descriptions of characters or locations as well as engaging dialog. His ability to sweep you up in the action is reminiscent of Tom Clancy's roller coaster plots. I find that when I get to the last third of the book, I must keep reading to the end because I can't put it down!
I have two regrets regarding Kellerman, however. The first is that I did not read his stuff sooner. The second is that I did not read them in order. If you decide to read Kellerman's novels, read them in chronological order, and your enjoyment will be even greater!
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Alex Delaware Adventure!,
Join Alex in this extremely tantalizing, can't put down, keep you up reading at night book!
Kudos Kellerman for penning another exciting Alex Delaware book, and for making me stay up all night reading it! You will probably spend your nights awake reading it too!
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Love is a GREAT book!,
I really enjoy Jonathan Kellerman's books. I am always eager to pick up another one and spend time with Alex, Milo and Robin again. This novel is excellent for the psychology of psychotics. I was burning to find out who was committing all these murders and WHY! The ending of this book was suspenseful, thorough and detailed. I don't believe J. Kellerman left any loose threads.
In this book, Alex is caught up in a whirl of brutal killings and possible murders and he may be the next victim. As he and Milo track the killer(s?)they slowly gather clues and motives.
I really enjoyed this book because the author keeps you guessing for a long time. I also like the friendship between Milo and Alex. Not too many friends like that around.
The extra treat in this book is the dog. What a sweetie!~
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