Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Alex Delaware and LAPD detective 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 Heartbreak Hotel

"Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with Officer Sturgis and Dr. Delaware since the beginning." -- Booklist

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
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780345541437
Branch Call Number: FIC Kelle
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 25 cm.

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cosmiccurlgirl
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.

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Cecilie60
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.

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Michellelee_5
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...

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pitkerro
Mar 31, 2017

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

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joangamal
Mar 28, 2017

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

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jazpur
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.

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joangamal
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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bridge1
Mar 06, 2017

Dull, very dull.

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USAF1969
Mar 03, 2017

I am a big Jonathan Kellerman / Alex Delaware fan and this one does not disappoint. Interesting throw-back kind of story beginning with a nearly 100-year old client for Alex. Given he's a child psychologist (and part-time police department employee), this gets the book off to a strange start. Lots of twists and turns from there. Lots and lots of gumshoe work with interesting insights into investigative work. Great read. Enjoy!

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kaijene
Jul 15, 2017

Was Thalia murdered because of something Grampa did?

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