Monday, August 5, 2013

Time Bomb

I'm so glad I decided to stick with the Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman.  The books have been picking up and getting better. ;)

DescriptionBy the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt.   While the TV news crews feasted on the scene an Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn't escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle. What was the identity behind the name and face: a would-be assassin, or just another victim beneath an indifferent California sky?  Intrigued by a request from the sniper's father to conduct a "psychological autopsy" of his child, Alex begins to uncover a strange pattern of innocence, neglect, and loss. Then suddenly it is more than a pattern � it is a trail of blood. In the dead sniper's past was a dark and vicious plot. And in Alex Delaware's future is the stuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of real human evil.

This book is full of very interesting characters that all get the Alex Delaware psych once over.  Not only are there interesting characters there is a very iinteresting plot.  Why would a very dull nineteen year old girl who kept to herself shoot up a school? Her super weird father doesn't think she did it and wants Alex to prove it.  The book is full of connections to the Holocaust, radicals from the 60s, local politicians, a grocery store owner, a loner black kid very interested in the Holocaust, and of course the verrrry interesting to Alex, Dr. Overstreet.

There are just so many very interesting characters and through it all you see the best in humanity and the worst.  And nobody is who they first appear.  Just my type of book.  I flew through it!

Have you ever been interested in psychology?

No comments: