Over the Edge : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by Alexander Adams
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before - and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer.
Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn't five years ago. And when he peers into a family's troubled history and Jamey's brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamie over the edge - or else someone is getting away with murder.


What the Critics Say

"Startling...charged with suspense. This one is simply too good to miss." (Stephen King)
"Harrowing...the work of a novelist of uncommon insight and storytelling skill." (Los Angeles Times)
"High-powered.... Alex Delaware is no ordinary psychologist...he is also a born detective." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too much detail

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. I lost interest about a third of the way through. There was just too much minute detail which held the story back so the pace was too slow.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Kellerman again?

Probably not.

Have you listened to any of Alexander Adams’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Probably but I'm not good with looking at the names. However, I did think he was very good and would definitely hope to hear him again.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I personally won't recommend this book despite the narration.

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- Venetia

Over the edge

Great story factual content excellent, clear reading total pleasure to listen to while you're cleaning
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- kate

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio