Unnatural History - Jonathan Kellerman

Unnatural History

By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2023-02-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 1,069 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The most enduring detectives in American crime fiction are back in this electrifying thriller of art and brutality from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

Los Angeles is a city of stark contrast, the palaces of the affluent coexisting uneasily with the hellholes of the mad and the needy. That shadow world and the violence it breeds draw brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis into an unsettling case of altruism gone wrong.

On a superficially lovely morning, a woman shows up for work with her usual enthusiasm. She’s the newly hired personal assistant to a handsome, wealthy photographer and is ready to greet her boss with coffee and good cheer. Instead, she finds him slumped in bed, shot to death.

The victim had recently received rave media attention for his latest project: images of homeless people in their personal “dream” situations, elaborately costumed and enacting unfulfilled fantasies. There are some, however, who view the whole thing as nothing more than crass exploitation, citing token payments and the victim’s avoidance of any long-term relationships with his subjects.

Has disgruntlement blossomed into homicidal rage? Or do the roots of violence reach down to the victim’s family—a clan, sired by an elusive billionaire, that is bizarre in its own right?

Then new murders arise, and Alex and Milo begin peeling back layer after layer of intrigue and complexity, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they’ve ever faced.

Reviews

  • Don’t bother

    2
    By Plewman
    Just a total waste of time. Over 200 pages of ‘going nowhere’. No clues or evidence to find the killer. Drags on and on and on…..
  • Very Very Good

    5
    By MTerry001
    One of his best…..
  • Too many suspects

    3
    By cmk81352
    Love the characters in this series but this was a tangled up story line. Not his best but still enjoyed it.
  • Unnatural History

    2
    By olddue1
    Predictable and improbable plot without any life. The once charming main characters are familiar and no longer ring true. This was a disappointing read by a writer who can do better work. Formulaic and sad.
  • Can you check

    5
    By ftyuuuyu
    Wells can you check your check tomorrow
  • Unnatural History

    5
    By Artymusician
    Just another awesome book by this outstanding writer! Love his descriptions of characters, and the usual Milo, Alex, and Robin. Missed why Alex and Robin are back together after their separation and dating others in last book! Mel was pathetic in this book! Wish there was a solution to homeless misery and sadness.
  • Don’t Both

    1
    By carocross
    Did Chat GPT crank this out? Formulaic. Nothing I haven’t read in this series before. Kellerman barely trying. And enough of SoCal traffic descriptions!
  • Thought I was back in Psych 101

    3
    By boulderwalker
    Straight plot with no twists. Not a thriller.
  • Love Kellerman

    5
    By DrMcDougall
    Always a guilty pleasure - I love the duo, their relationship and they work through the cases - always interesting, always funny, always the whodunnit aspect in every book as you try to solve the case as well - have read all of his books, and this is another favorite

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