Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

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Ninety-nine-year-old Thalia Mars asks Alex Delaware for his opinion on criminal behavior but dies before their second session, leading Alex and Milo Sturgis to investigate whether her unusual interests had anything to do with her sudden death.
"Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions--about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence. Heartbreak Hotel is classic Delaware and classic Kellerman. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman "Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix."--Los Angeles Times "Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre."--Detroit Free Press "A master of the psychological thriller."--People"-- Provided by publisher.
"Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of woman who led a long life full of dark secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345541444
Branch Call Number: AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (351 pages)
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Jun 08, 2019

Wonderfully written lots of red herrings to keep reader engrossed and guessing. A real page turner!

Jul 10, 2018

want to delete

Nov 26, 2017

I am a big Jonathon Kellerman fan but I was very disappointed in this book and stopped reading it halfway through.
Not up to Kellerman's usual. This story goes all over the place and the theme seems very similar to a prior novel he wrote. It is full of material that has no relationship to the story line.
Maybe he had to fulfill a contract and this book is the result.

Nov 08, 2017

Pretty disappointed with this one. Really, I'm very disappointed. It never caught my attention, it didn't have any suspense to speak of, there wasn't the human quality and the humor and attention to detail that I've found in the other Kellerman books. I'm finishing it only because I'm nearly done. And I'm glad about that.

Apr 25, 2017

I love Jonathan Kellerman but this was not one of his best. I found it very slow moving and rather drawn out. This is the first book I have struggled to read. I will be waiting for his next book none the less.

Apr 10, 2017

I eagerly waited my turn for this new Kellerman read- but I was really disappointed! This is the first one that I did not enjoy. Slow story...

Mar 31, 2017

I am a fan but this one was not one of his best. Unconvincing.

Mar 28, 2017

I love Kellerman but this one was not up to his usual wonderful, suspenseful stories.

Mar 11, 2017

For sheer ingenuity, Jonathan Kellerman's investigative crime novels are hard to beat. Heartbreak Hotel is no exception. I enjoyed his writing style and the irony.

Mar 08, 2017

I am a big Kellerman fan and always love his books but this was his best ever. Hated to have it end. J

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Jul 15, 2017

Was Thalia murdered because of something Grampa did?


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