Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman


By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 208 Ratings
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today’s preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling.
Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda’s release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.’s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda’s broken life.
At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda’s missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror.
As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex’s brilliant mind is challenged as never before—and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.

Praise for Breakdown
“This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.”—Bookreporter

“Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.”—Blackpool Gazette
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
“Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times
“Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre.”—Detroit Free Press


  • Lousy

    By Bill1369
    I guess an author - not just here - gets popular and thinks he can make a few bucks writing crap. Case in point.
  • Weak plot

    By Trevico
    Very weak plot. Wish I had read the other review first and I would not have bought this book. This will be my last book by him.
  • Far fetched

    By Pizza eater 47
    Just too hard to believe. The murderer was unreal, the ending contrived. I had no empathy with child who was a flat character. I read fewer and fewer of Kellerman's novels because it seems he's got to produce a book a year whether there's a story to tell.
  • Breakdown

    By fmy7543
    My least favorite of Jonathan Kellerman,s books and I,ve read them all.
  • Breakdown

    By Peg1gy
    Enjoyed this. It is slow moving but easy and pleasant to read?
  • Breakdown

    By flowbleu
    Best Alex Delaware novel yet! Engaging and original, the plot and characters really keep you intrigued. Right to the end you are engrossed and entertained!
  • Breakdown

    By Leanne Angela
    Excellent!!! I haven't missed one and he just keeps getting better. Love his books, love his wife's books.