Jonathan Kellerman generally writes superb crime novels, mostly with the very perceptive and insightful Alex Delaware as the protagonist and Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, his friend, becoming involved in unusual murders and asking Delaware's help. Kellerman tells his story in a suspenseful manner, frequently with only a single well-developed plot that develops in a lineal fashion as Delaware and Sturgis uncover new facts and new people who may be involved in the murder or murders or may help them unravel the mystery. Usually Delaware bases his understanding of the situation and the kind of person who committed the crime or crimes on the facts that are uncovered; however his ideas change as new facts are revealed. By and large Delaware's insights are clever and readers enjoy reading them. This book is no exception. It is very good.
Without revealing the story, the title "Victims" reveals that there is more than a single person who is hurt. The police discover the body of a woman who is strangely mutilated in such a bizarre manner that Sturgis, who is assigned the case, asks psychologist Delaware for his insights.
Dr. Israel Drazin is the author of eighteen books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authors with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four books on the twelfth century philosopher Moses Maimonides, the latest being Maimonides: Reason Above All, published by Gefen Publishing House. His website is http://booksnthoughts.com. Related Reviews:
Deception, by Jonathan Kellerman.
Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help—to whoever may be listening—comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse...
Double Homicide, by Jonathan & Faye Kellerman.
Two unique crime stories, one set in Boston and one in Santa Fe. The only commonality of the two stories is that they both take place during the Christmas season, and both are stories of murder and suspense.