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Self-Defense: An Alex Delaware Novel

Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.
“Exciting . . . loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights.”—The New York Times Book Review
Now Lucy’s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy’s emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.


Anonymous says:

Nothing as it seems

Anonymous says:

Utterly annoying These series are just getting more annoying with every installment.I think by now, I do not like the basic idea of a amateur doing investigations. Especially in the way THIS amateur is doing them. It is okay when Ms. Marple does it.The main character of these series is utterly unlikable. What is there to like about somebody who is making up crimes so that he could go and snoop after people, all the while his girlfriend is slavering in her guitar shop and supervises construction of…

Anonymous says:

Fascinating cast of characters, but … In Self-Defense Kellerman creates a fascinating cast of potential bad guys for Dr. Delaware. His patient Lucy’s father, a Salingeresque writer/poet/painter, is particularly interesting. His dialogues — well, monologues — are amazing. Kellerman takes this character beyond the level of the popular mystery genre.On the downside, Dr. Delaware’s sidekick Milo Sturgis barely features in this installment. It is almost entirely Delaware’s book.Right up until the last 25 or…

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