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Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel    by Jonathan Kellerman order for
by Jonathan Kellerman
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Ballantine, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Best selling novelist Jonathan Kellerman reunites his popular protagonist, child psychologist Alex Delaware, and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis in this puzzling case that has the two men searching for clues that will link a cold case with a more recent murder.

Katherine Hennepin was strangled and stabbed in her home. The police focused on a single suspect but couldn't get a conviction because the person had a watertight alibi. Although the open case bothered Lieutenant Sturgis, he had to set the folder aside and move on to other investigations.

When Ursula Corey is gunned down execution style, the crime points to revenge rather than robbery or something along those lines. Two men, the dead woman's ex husband and her present lover, top the suspect list until an odd, new clue suggests a link to the Hennepin murder.

Then another murder scene with the same taunting signature suggests there is something else going on here. It seems Sturgis is looking at a serial killer and he'll need his friend's assistance to find this deranged and lethal individual.

Trained as a clinical psychologist, Jonathan Kellerman knows how to peel back the layers and expose the workings of a deranged killer. He's so good at it that his novels have already sold over 75 million copies worldwide.

This masterful storyteller has again created a taut, action packed plot that will keep his readers riveted to the page until the final pages of this exciting thriller.

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