- Series: Alex Delaware Novels
- Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (October 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553299506
- ISBN-13: 978-0553299502
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 156 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,035,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Private Eyes (Alex Delaware Novels) Mass Market Paperback – Abridged, October 1, 1992
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Kellerman devises a psychologically complex, highly satisfying plot in this latest mystery (after Time Bomb ) to feature child psychologist Alex Delaware, although we wait too long for the best parts and although Delaware, his love life on hold, seems less emotionally present than in previous cases. Harvard-bound, 18-year-old heiress Melissa Dickinson, whom Delaware had successfully treated for anxiety 10 years earlier, calls him with concerns about leaving her wealthy mother, an agoraphobe. Years before Melissa's birth, Gina Dickinson Ramp had been disfigured by acid thrown for never-revealed reasons by a former lover, now out of prison and back in town. Widowed for many years, recently remarried and making progress in her own intensive therapy with a noted husband-and-wife team of behaviorial psychologists, Gina is still fragile. When she disappears, Melissa enlists Delaware's help and that of his friend, Milo Sturgis, on leave from the LAPD (for having slugged, on TV, a homophobic superior). Kellerman deftly handles the strings of his plot, keeping in question the plight of Gina and the identities of those wishing her ill, until final events make what came before seem inevitable. A brief reunion with his former lover Robin will leave readers hoping for a reconciliation in Delaware's next appearance. 150,000 first printing; major ad/promo.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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"A gut-wrenching scenario... might well be Kellerman's finest." --Booklist
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Takes a new tangent, perhaps setting up a new direction for our characters, an interesting diversion which assists Det. Sturgis through a rough set of life circumstance.
The story is complex, highly personal for Dr. D. who draws it Det. Sturgis, a good thing, with good people with psychological black clouds they have earned, not their own fault, not deserved but set in place by others without the person's control. We have all been there, done that.
Like I said, could be me.
I enjoyed the thread of the story most because I was genuinely interested in the characters without feeling like the story was following a formulaic road map.
I found myself trying to determine how all of the pieces would come together after I had finished eighty percent of the book which is unusual for most mystery thrillers. The solution was not hasty and I will read this again to see if I pick up on the various nuances that are all resolved in the end.
I highly recommend this book.