We gave it a C
Psychologist/novelist Jonathan Kellerman averages a best-seller a year, which may be taking its toll. In The Web, his usual hero, psychologist/detective Alex Delaware, and his girlfriend are lured onto a paradisiacal Pacific island. All is not as it seems — fortunately, because it seems dull for a long time. Even when things finally get rolling, Kellerman writes twice as much exposition as action. But he throws in some killings, a plane crash, cannibalistic rituals, giant venomous insects, and a hero and heroine who wade into horrific danger solely so the plot can go on — a plot of borderline plausibility and cardboard people. Kellerman fans may appreciate the familiar style, but compared with other Kellerman tales, this one is slow and thinly told.