Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Series: Alex Delaware #36
Published by: Arrow on Feb. 4, 2021
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Police Procedural
Source: Arrow Publishing
Book Rating: 8/10
The electrifying new Alex Delaware thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.
Ellie Barker never knew her mother.
When she was barely three years old, her mother was found with a bullet in her head inside a torched Cadillac, overturned on Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witness and no apparent motive.
Thirty-six years on, many detectives tried and failed to get to the bottom of the case.
Desperate for answers, Ellie hires LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis, who calls in the expertise of brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware, to investigate.
But as the duo start digging, the mystery becomes even more twisted. And they soon discover a string of dangerous threats still lurking in the present…
Intricate, sharp, and sinister!
Serpentine is a menacing, creepy police procedural that sees psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis tangled up in a thirty-six-year-old cold case that seems at first glance to be an isolated car accident, but as the investigation unfolds and numerous related murders crop up, this case quickly becomes a lot more complex and dangerous to all those involved.
The writing is descriptive and clever. The characters are multifaceted, elusive, and secretive. And the plot is an ominous, compelling mix of twists, turns, red herrings, secrets, deduction, mayhem, manipulation, violence, and murder.
Overall, Serpentine is riveting, dark, crafty and unbelievably the thirty-sixth book in the Alex Delaware series. I have yet to read a novel by Kellerman that isn’t suspenseful, pacey, and extremely satisfying, and this one, once again, didn’t disappoint.
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Thank you to Penguin Random House UK – Arrow Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.