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Breakdown - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling. Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before-and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free. Praise for Breakdown "This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date."-Bookreporter "Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games."-Blackpool Gazette 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 From the Hardcover edition.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling. Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before-and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free. Praise for Breakdown "This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date."-Bookreporter "Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games."-Blackpool Gazette 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 From the Hardcover edition.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling. Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before-and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free. Praise for Breakdown "This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date."-Bookreporter "Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games."-Blackpool Gazette 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 From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

7h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:10


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:58


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:12


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:02


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:16


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:21


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:34