Monday, March 5, 2012
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman is the latest in his series that features Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware. I have read many of the books in the series but somehow was less enamored of it in recent years so I haven't kept up with them. I tend to be entertained by the descriptions of the town written by a fellow Angeleno even though Mr. Kellerman is one of those beings that a staunch Trojan is conditioned to dislike. (For those of you who are confused, he was affiliated with UCLA) I think that I became frustrated with the horror that Mr. Kellerman is so adept at describing even though he certainly writes a very tightly escalating psychological thriller and this book reminded me of the reason that I needed a break. The graphic descriptions of the murder victims are a bit disturbing and there are some details that I think were a bit fuzzy but I realize that the author relied heavily on a reader who was familiar with his major characters. I had no problem understanding that MIlo was comfortable enough with Alex that he ribbed him frequently and had no qualms about rummaging through his freezer, making himself a meal and washing his own dishes but I guess that might be a little disconcerting to someone new to the series. I did miss the hunky Rick and I hope that he is still part of Milo's life but was glad to get a glimpse of Detective Petra Connor. The story was well-written but gut clenching. My Amazon review is at this link.
Thank you to Goodreads for the giveaway in exchange for an honest review.