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Obsession

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Obsession

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Gary Chafetz, Morris Chafetz
genre:
Biography, Self-Help and Psychology

We gave it a B

At the start of Obsession. Jonathan Kellerman’s 21st novel featuring psychologist Alex Delaware and gay LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, the big mystery is: Did a crime even occur? An ex-patient enlists Delaware’s help to investigate her adopted mother’s cryptic deathbed declaration that she once killed a man. Delaware and Sturgis remain skeptical while poking around a decades-old case — until fresh corpses start piling up. Although Kellerman peppers Obsession with memorably seedy characters (including a disgraced Anthony Pellicano-esque PI), the procedural lacks the eleventh-hour twists that kept prior novels pulse-pounding till the last page. B