Serpentine (Alex Delaware #36)
by Jonathan Kellerman
I was so excited to get this as a “Read Now” on Netgalley that I sat down last night and read every last page. I’ve been a fan of Alex and Milo for almost 30 years and each book just gets better and better.
This one starts with a cold case, a case so cold, it’s frozen shut. Thanks to his stellar solve rate and some politics, Milo is put on the case to help a wealthy young woman find out how her mother ended up dead in a burning car pushed off a cliff. But with next to nothing in the archives, no clues and only a faded picture of the woman, Milo and Alex are forced to start from scratch, weaving together a story of evil that spanned decades.
Very few things make me happier than cracking into a fresh new Kellerman book and this one was no exception. Watching Milo and Alex work is always a pleasure and the intricately woven plot of this nearly-impossible-to-solve case kept me guessing til the end. There were more highs and lows and twists and turns than an alpine race course! And oh man, did I love that ending! Vindication and pure, unadulterated poetic justice. Is there anything better? Nope.
There’s so much more I want to say about this one but I’m afraid I’d give too much away, so I’ll just say this: if you’re looking for a great mystery series, Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series is the top of the heap.
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021