Saturday, April 10, 2010

Show Me 5 Saturday: Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman

Currently hosted by Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here

1 Book I Read: Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman

2 Words that describe the book: Murder investigation.

3 Settings where it took place or characters met:

1. The setting is present day Los Angeles.
2. Alex Delaware - a psychologist who is called upon by police to help with profiling and solving crime.
3. Police lieutenant Milo Sturgis - working partner and friend of AD.

4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

1, I liked the initial anticipation of picking up the book and reading the first couple of chapters. There are over 20 books in the Alex Delaware series and I'm a longtime fan. There's always a good feeling reuniting with favourite characters and looking forward to more of their ongoing stories.
2. I didn't like that this one didn't seem to be about Alex's work at all. The focus was on Milo and police procedure which made the story just another crime thriller.
3. I didn't like that there was nothing about the personal lives of Alex and Milo which there usually is and adds a great deal to the ongoing story. Alex's wife Robyn, their dog and Milo's partner are barely present, the relationships make no progress and I missed that.
4. I didn't like being so disappointed and having to judge a book of someone who has been one of my favourite thriller writers as 'not very good at all'.

5 Stars or less for my rating:

I'll give it 3 Stars for old times sake but would not recommend - if you want to enjoy the Alex Delaware series read the early ones.

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  1. Sorry it didn't work for you. I like to see a recurring character's relationships - especially if they've been part of previous books. I hope the next book by this author will be a much better read for you.

  2. Wow,thanks for the heads up because I would have picked this one up. I like to see how the relationships are progressing too. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to this series. I hope your next read is much better.

  3. Oh man ... I guess I haven't been keeping up with this series. Last I remember, Robyn had left Alex! I read a bunch of these but kind of stopped after awhile ... seems like Kellerman might need to take a break from them too. Too bad this one wasn't as good as usual.

  4. I haven;t given up - maybe the next one will be better. I miss Spike though. :(