Night Moves

Night Moves

An Alex Delaware Novel

Book - 2018
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"Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. And yet their cooperation seems oddly guarded. But even the Corvins' thin response is more than Milo and Alex can elicit from their creepy next-door neighbor--a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest--and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets--a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest. -- Provided by publisher.
"An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345541468
0345541464
Characteristics: 395 pages ; 25 cm

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Sep 10, 2018

Milo and Alex can do better. Not his best.

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Bookworm2228
Sep 06, 2018

4 1/2 star read. Kellerman writes really good thrillers and this one was no exception. I love his Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis characters and the way they interact. Reading one of Kellerman's books is at times like visiting with old friends. Milo is called in on a murder case, particularly puzzling and grisly and he calls Alex in for a consult. As the investigation continues, Alex's insight helps Milo look at other potential issues in the neighbourhood and between the two of them, they find a way to zero in on potential suspects. A very taut thriller that is so well written that the pages just keep turning, compulsively. I am looking forward to book #34 that is scheduled to drop next January. Kellerman is one of my favourites and this book proves it.

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okiechigal
Jul 23, 2018

not one of my favorites. Love his books usually and still liked the characters but plot was slow til the end.

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talk2terih
Jul 14, 2018

One of the best (so far) of the Alex Delaware books. Kellerman has a great writing style, injected with humor and humanity as well as crackerjack detecting and plenty of clues to mull over.

This story contains a complicated plot and quite a few characters, yet the reader follows it all easily without having to go back a few pages or chapters to refresh info on an event or character.

I read this book i a couple of long sessions, and found myself vexed at having to put it down when real life demanded my attention.

Nice to see an author getting better as a series moves forward.

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McAnnieG
Jun 24, 2018

Lt. Milo Sturgis' case has Dr. Alex Delaware brushing up on odd psychiatric conditions.
The murders are strange, the characters even stranger, and everyone is hiding a secret by being evasive or confrontational.

Not only a who-done-it, but a why-did-they-do-it story with complicated twists to keep you guessing.

Definitely had to be awake to follow this one!

Thank you HPL for access to the e format of this title.

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reader7176
Jun 18, 2018

Like all Kellerman books. Great book.

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leewardside
Apr 26, 2018

Been a fan for years, but I gave up on this one halfway through--the characters are unsympathetic and therefore too hard to invest in caring for their predicament.

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carolsonder
Mar 16, 2018

another winner for Mr. Kellerman. great book!

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jazpur
Mar 11, 2018

A raft of disfunctional characters, red herrings, blind ends. More days in the lives and investigations of Milo Sturgis of the LAPD, and Alex Delaware, the brilliant psychologist whose insight is crucial to solving the really complicated cases.

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USAF1969
Mar 06, 2018

Another awesome read by Jonathan Kellerman. NIGHT MOVES continues his long series with Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis cooperating as psychologist and cop respectively to solve crimes. This one has a bunch of seemingly unrelated things going on that eventually come together as part of the same puzzle. Milo does lots of interesting cop work on a weird crime and with a psychologist partner, we get to see insights into character added to Milo's factual work. The interplay between the two is it's usual mix of fun and seriousness, underlying humor and sarcasm, and a great example of honest give and take between two people looking at the same things through different lenses to accomplish a common goal. Would that the world today could interact that way more often these days. Great read.

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