2005: #65 – Silent Partner (Jonathan Kellerman)

2005: #65 – Silent Partner (Jonathan Kellerman)Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman
Series: Alex Delaware #04
Published by Bantam on September 7th 1989
Genres: psychological thriller
Pages: 404
Also by this author: Twisted, Blood Test, Therapy
Also in this series: Blood Test, Therapy

The bestselling author of "When The Bough Breaks," "Blood Test," and "Over The Edge" delivers the most stunning novel yet and featuring psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon's life--a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich, into the dark closets of a family's disturbing past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.

Book #65 was Silent Partner, the 4th book in Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series.

I certainly wouldn’t call this book “stunning”. Maybe “stunningly weird”. I’m just not really enjoying these early books in the Delaware series. In fact, I think that if I had come into Kellerman’s work with these first few books, I never would have continued. I just felt like he was trying too hard. Everything in the book was overly complicated. And too much weird sex stuff. I just felt very “blah” about it. And of course, because I felt that way, it was one of the longest Kellerman books I’ve read. I didn’t think I was ever going to get to the end of it.

Book count: 65
Pages in book: 512
Page count: 23,251

15,000 page goal reached 6/14/05!
50 book goal reached 7/19/05!