When the Bough Breaks - Jonathan Kellerman

When the Bough Breaks

By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 516 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of Serpentine comes the first thrilling novel in the Alex Delaware series about a psychotic teenage boy accused of six murders.

Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

It's psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Melody's memory. But as the sinister shadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alex discovers that the mystery touches a shocking incident in his own past.

This connection is only the beginning, a single link in a forty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it claims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.


  • When The Bough Breaks

    By Artymusician
    Outstanding book I greatly enjoyed reading!!
  • When he bough breaks

    By M. Savage
    Excellent reading. Somewhat confusing at times. Strange ending.
  • When the Bough Breaks

    By Joeysgal
    I started reading Kellerman several years ago, but his more recent books. I wish I had read this one first... To know the beginnings of Alex, Milo, and Robin. As usual I was captivated and unable to put the book down. I lived in the LA area for years and I love that I know the places he visits and talks about even though names are changed. I have read no other fiction than Alex Delaware novels for the last 5 years. Mr Kellerman, thank you.