When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Book - 2013
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In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

It's psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Melody's memory. But as the sinister shadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alex discovers that the mystery touches a shocking incident in his own past.

This connection is only the beginning, a single link in a forty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it claims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.
Publisher: Random House Digital, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780385360005
0385360002
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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ebbalytle
Feb 24, 2015

I didn't finish this one, although it is probably a good read. I just am not at a place in my life to read such a serious novel right now. Maybe I'll give it a shot later. I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book because the beginning is very well written.

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Gammaof2
Sep 21, 2012

It was exciting to read the "First Alex Delaware" novel.

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