➷ Bad Love Free ➭ Author Jonathan Kellerman – Pv1.info

➷ Bad Love Free ➭ Author Jonathan Kellerman – Pv1.info In this one, Alex Delaware receives a tape in the mail with a horrific scream on it, and then a child s robotic voice repeating bad love, bad love, don t give me that bad love Alex is horrified by the tape which comes in a plain envelope with no identifying names, addresses or even fingerprints, but he then remembers that back in 1979 he was involved in a conference which he co chaired, unwillingly, including in its title, the words bad love It involved the theories of a particular psycho In this one, Alex Delaware receives a tape in the mail with a horrific scream on it, and then a child s robotic voice repeating bad love, bad love, don t give me that bad love Alex is horrified by the tape which comes in a plain envelope with no identifying names, addresses or even fingerprints, but he then remembers that back in 1979 he was involved in a conference which he co chaired, unwillingly, including in its title, the words bad love It involved the theories of a particular psychologist about children receiving bad love and growing up to be criminals He ferrets out an old program and starts trying to track down the other psychoogists on the program and finds that he either can t find them, or, in at least one case he initially finds, the man is dead Additionally, people who are staff in a particular corrective school for children are being murdered horribly As Alex investigates, he becomes aware that he is one of the only remaining panel members from the Bad Love conference left alive He and Robin are definitely put in harm s way and Milo Sturgis has to protect him and help figure out what is going on It was okay but not one of his best I ve read so many Delaware books indeed, but never in order so I never really knew how his first house burnt down Now I know It s in this Bad Love book that many things find their origin, like Alex and Robin s little French bulldog coming into their life I like this Spike, because later he getshostile towards Alex and protective of Robin This dog, here in Bad Love, this little foundling, is loving and protective towards both Alex and Robin.Anyway, Bad Love, is again all about Alex s j I ve read so many Delaware books indeed, but never in order so I never really knew how his first house burnt down Now I know It s in this Bad Love book that many things find their origin, like Alex and Robin s little French bulldog coming into their life I like this Spike, because later he getshostile towards Alex and protective of Robin This dog, here in Bad Love, this little foundling, is loving and protective towards both Alex and Robin.Anyway, Bad Love, is again all about Alex s job as psychologist and not police consultant Here we find people who ve gone into therapy or reform school with the worst of the worst and come back to get revenge indiscriminately, and Alex is just another casualty First, I thought this book quite boring, but then, it started to pick up in intensity In any case, I was happy to finish the book in order to get a full picture of Alex s bio NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It Came In A Plain Brown Wrapper, No Return Address An Audiocassette Recording Of A Horrifying, Soul Lacerating Scream, Followed By The Sound Of A Childlike Voice Chanting Bad Love Bad Love Don T Give Me The Bad Love For Alex Delaware The Tape Is The First Intimation That He Is About To Enter A Living Nightmare Others Soon Follow Disquieting Laughter Echoing Over A Phone Line That Suddenly Goes Dead, And A Chilling Act Of Trespass And Vandalism He Has Become The Target Of A Carefully Orchestrated Campaign Of Vague Threats And Intimidation Rapidly Building To A Crescendo As Harassment Turns To Terror, Mischief To Madness With The Help Of His Friend, LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis, Alex Uncovers A Series Of Violent Deaths That May Follow A Diabolical Pattern And If He Fails To Decipher The Twisted Logic Of The Stalker S Mind Games, Alex Will Be The Next To DieNUS This Edition Contains An Excerpt From Jonathan Kellerman S Guilt Not my favorite of this series but very entertaining still the same How does Alex a Dr for children always get tied up with psychological crazy adults Maybe they were the children first. My feelings are mixed about this one I liked the introduction and characterization of the French bull dog, Spike Kellerman is either a true dog person, or his research was thorough Spike s actions at the end were implausible, probably physically impossible, but the reader doesn t mind It would be nice if a dog of that size and build could have done what he did, so suspension of disbelief is set aside in favor of willing the dog success I liked the descriptions of the tape They lend tension My feelings are mixed about this one I liked the introduction and characterization of the French bull dog, Spike Kellerman is either a true dog person, or his research was thorough Spike s actions at the end were implausible, probably physically impossible, but the reader doesn t mind It would be nice if a dog of that size and build could have done what he did, so suspension of disbelief is set aside in favor of willing the dog success I liked the descriptions of the tape They lend tension and an overall eerie tone to the entire piece Very frightening.I liked the occasional humor In fact, I think that, of all the books in this series, this one has the most appealing dialogue between good friends Detective Sturgis and Dr Delaware When Sturgis is fingerprinting Delaware and asks him a question, Delaware responds with I m not saying a word without my lawyer, pig When Spike comes between Delaware and his on and off again squeeze, Robin, Milo comments, Oedipus Rover I didn t like the uptight character given Dr Delaware in this one His sanctimony in previous books was a turn off but acceptable in a character brimming with confidence and chutzpah Turning him into a whiny, jump at shadows wimp may have been an attempt to humanize the protagonist If so, it backfired, merely making him contemptible and, on occasion, annoying.I didn t like the use of two disparate storylines for the purpose of misdirects, shades of Blood Test Parallel storylines work in Kellerman s books only when the two plots are interrelated When they don t have anything to do with each other, the minor plot feels obstructionistic,like one is being used to pad the work It gets in the way of the real story and is wasted reading.More wasted reading was the detail invested on the homeless camp This is my second time reading this book, and I skipped dozens of pages addressing the plight of the homeless in the Los Angeles area I got the sense I had stepped out of a novel and into an advocate s cause c l bre Admittedly, homelessness is an issue worth tackling, but it didn t advance the story, not one iota, and should have been filed for a future novel emphasizing homelessness.Kellerman had to work hard to weave all his loose threads together in this one, and I didn t find the ending convincing I think sometimes he falls in love with characterization and setting and, at the eleventh hour, has to force himself to consider plot If I re read this one again, it will be selectively, revisiting only the parts I liked I NEITHER HIDE, NOR FEED, MY REVIEWS THEY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.This is my second Kellerman novel I m really liking his work I love the device of seeing criminal investigation through the eyes of a child psychologist, Alex Delaware All the criminal forensics are there, but the crimes at times are secondary to Delaware s puzzling through the relationships and motivations from which the crimes arise.It s nice that Delaware is well adjusted handsome and educated, but with a reasonable ego as I NEITHER HIDE, NOR FEED, MY REVIEWS THEY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.This is my second Kellerman novel I m really liking his work I love the device of seeing criminal investigation through the eyes of a child psychologist, Alex Delaware All the criminal forensics are there, but the crimes at times are secondary to Delaware s puzzling through the relationships and motivations from which the crimes arise.It s nice that Delaware is well adjusted handsome and educated, but with a reasonable ego as he s aware of his frailties and limitations In the sense that Alex has a lot of feminine yang, his good friend, police detective Milo Sturgis provides some yin However, Alex is plenty yin, too, evidenced by his awesome, supportive girlfriend, Robin, who would never go for a jerk Delaware is now in private practice, but does a certain amount of consulting with the justice system, evaluating child custody situations, etc., which is his nexus to crime.In this book, bad love has two meanings At the first level, it refers to a certain celebrity child counselor s view that bad parenting is bad love Turns out the celebrity deceased now for eight or so years had a hidden meaning for the phrase, too In the celebrity s private corrective residential school for disturbed children back in the 60s or 70s, he mistreated his charges, some of whom were not even disturbed per se, but dealing problems such as bed wetting, dyslexia, absentee parents or domineering parents The counselor gave secretive one on one sessions in which he emotionally abused the kids.To the public, this counselor, Dr de Bosch called Dr Botch by one of his alumni is a paragon of virtue, giving lectures and writing magazine columns on how to rear children, never disclosing his closeted abuse To his alumni, he embodies evil No wonder that when his graduates reach adulthood, some are very damaged one to the point that he undertakes to kill all the school s former faculty and key supporters The sicko considers Delaware who never worked for de Bosch, and in fact thinks his theories are superficial and heavily borrowed to be part of the de Bosch travesty simply because Delaware, early in his career, was forced by a hospital supervisor to organize a psych conference that pretty much deified De Bosch.Th words bad love are also a clue that the perp leaves at some of the murder scenes Alex is the one to figure out what the phrase refers to He identifies the pattern in several seemingly unrelated deaths leading to the hurting, disgruntled former student of DeBosch s school of terror.Of course Alex does have an incentive to figure it all out he starts receiving cryptic threats in writing and in the form of serious property damage , from which he concludes he s on the killer s hit list.There s a subordinate plot that offers relief from the grimness of the de Bosch saga Alex finds a stray French bulldog, to which he and Robin become attached as they searh for its owner When the owner finally shows up the middle aged daughter of the actual owner, who recently died of natural causes , she sees the dog is well cared for, and invites Alex plus Robin to keep Spike The daughter s hubby is allergic to dogs.They enthusiastically accept.Book is waycomplex than I ve described Many wonderful, clever touches and insights One quibble and I felt this, too, with this first Delaware book I read, Survival of the Fittest I don t get why Delaware sees patients at his home address When a professional is dealing with people who are innately unbalanced, or unhinged by life events, why would he she want clients or their relatives to know where he lives It s a point, however, on which I m willing to suspend my disbelief This book was totally awesome I d have given it five stars except for one plot device that ultimately was all wrong the tape of screaming that Delaware is sent at the beginning of the book As the plot knits together chapter by chapter did I mention how awesome this story is I realized by the very exciting, adrenalin drenched, action ending that this beginning is the single wrong note for how this murderer would have begun his contact with the good doctor However, I think most readers w This book was totally awesome I d have given it five stars except for one plot device that ultimately was all wrong the tape of screaming that Delaware is sent at the beginning of the book As the plot knits together chapter by chapter did I mention how awesome this story is I realized by the very exciting, adrenalin drenched, action ending that this beginning is the single wrong note for how this murderer would have begun his contact with the good doctor However, I think most readers won t care or notice For me, this is the best of the series, so far I m reading the series in order I love Jonathan Kellerman In each book he never shies away from speaking truth, even if the plot or writing sometimes does not quite live up to his ideals It s usually good enough, but I m happy to recommend this one as almost perfect Tolerating child abuse is like spitting into the wind All of society pays for not doingabout helping people with mental illness or having an ignorance based education.I want a French Bulldog This is one of the better ones of these I ve read in a while And the events of this one affect the plots of many of the books that come after it. This book is still set in the 90s and there are still no mobile phones, but beepers, and no internet, but professional directories And lots of indoor smoking.Another book where terrible psychologists mess up kids in a way that makes them come back years later and take revenge If I were a detective and my friend the psychiatrist kept stumbling over bodies like this one does, I d start to wonder That s a trope I don t like about lots of thrillers where civilians investigate I prefer the later This book is still set in the 90s and there are still no mobile phones, but beepers, and no internet, but professional directories And lots of indoor smoking.Another book where terrible psychologists mess up kids in a way that makes them come back years later and take revenge If I were a detective and my friend the psychiatrist kept stumbling over bodies like this one does, I d start to wonder That s a trope I don t like about lots of thrillers where civilians investigate I prefer the later books where this doesn t happen.I ve read enough of the books of the series in one go, that I started to wonder how I d be described if the hero met with me would it be dumpy, frumpy or heavy but pleasant looking I usually gloss over these descriptions but after a few of the books in a row they start to grate on my nerves This one escalates the in your face suspense and bloodshed There iswanton death and destruction in this book and in any previous installment Delaware and Sturgis are quickly becoming my newest favorite crime solving duo Also, this is the first book where I really cared for Robin s character Time to pick Self Defense.

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