Serpentine - Jonathan Kellerman


By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,611 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis search for answers to a brutal, decades-old crime in this electrifying psychological thriller from the master of suspense.

LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a master detective. He has a near-perfect solve rate and he’s written his own rule book. Some of those successes—the toughest ones—have involved his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But Milo doesn’t call Alex in unless cases are “different.”
This murder warrants an immediate call. Milo’s independence has been compromised as never before, as the department pressures him to cater to the demands of a mogul: a hard-to-fathom, megarich young woman who is obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases—the decades-old death of the mother she never knew.

The facts describe a likely loser: a mysterious woman found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the case and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats lurking in the present.

This is Delaware/Sturgis at their best: traversing the beautiful but forbidding place known as Los Angeles and exhuming the past in order to bring a vicious killer to justice.


  • Couldn’t Put it Down!

    By RJR and Boo
    I read lots of books but this one was absolutely brilliant! I read the whole book in two days. Great stuff!
  • Just ok…

    By jen4cats
    Too much conversation and unnecessary details for my liking. So many minor characters, I couldn’t remember who was who.
  • Good read

    By Next Lives Here
    Good story. The pace keeps you intrigued.
  • Nice and twisty!

    By Circusjoy
    Love convergence of plot lines and character development
  • Ended well

    By The Big Five
    Confusing story with a good ending. Too many characters. Hard to keep them straight. A convoluted story of an old cold case.
  • Good story!

    By jillhardy2
    The only thing was the similarities to Alex Cross made me think I was reading a different book a couple times at the beginning. Good plot. Easy to read.
  • Another shining star

    By Denise Marvel
    He’s done it again. Love Milo and Alex. Kept me wondering until the end.
  • Totally absorbing

    By Mstrpara
    A great read-kept you in suspense until the very end and the end was outstanding in terms of no loose ends. Milo and Alex are a perfect pair-compliment each other very well. Can’t wait for the next book.
  • Serpentine

    By v.nath
    A good read I enjoy the author’s books and writing style
  • Very enjoyable read

    By Sueatspring
    Well written