City of the Dead (Alex Delaware #37)

City of the Dead:
Alex Delaware #37
Jonathan Kellerman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jonathan Kellerman is one of those authors that I actively search for when the next book will be out, and thanks to Netgalley I got this one before release. No other author can launch me into a world faster than Jonathan Kellerman can and I think this one is the best so far.

In City of the Dead, Milo catches a new case; a naked man was found in the street after getting run over by a moving truck. Tips from neighbors lead to a woman found dead in her home, her throat slashed. Milo and Alex begin to weave their way through scant clues and dead ends to find a ruthless killer.

This one was amazing, I find it difficult to have the willpower to slow down and enjoy it because it’s so easy to get sucked into Alex and Milo’s world. Like Christmas, a new Alex Delaware comes only once a year, so it’s a must to savor it. Did I? Not really, once I get started I find it next to impossible to put down (although I did manage to stretch it out for a month!

I loved the pace in this one; just fast enough to keep the action, interest and plot moving but rich in detail and dimension without bogging it down. While I’ve figured out over the years which characters to suspect, that went out the window with this book. I absolutely loved how it all came about, with Alex being the key to solving the crime, a twist I never saw coming and thoroughly enjoyed. Throw in characters with stories that make you feel for them and you have the perfect recipe for a mystery that will stick with you long after you finish. 5 Stars!

Publication: February 8th 2022 by Ballantine Books

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