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Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman

Updated on February 26, 2014

Another Alex Delaware Thriller

Silent Partner is a novel written by Jonathan Kellerman. This is also part of his Alex Delaware series, a series of novels that tells the adventures of a fictional detective psychologist. This novel visits some of Alex's disturbing past as he faces some unresolved cases.

Just a little warning before reading the book as it might cause the reader to be sleepless especially wanting to finish the book.


Child psychologist Alex Delaware attends a party of a controversial therapist. Here he meets his ex-lover Sharon Ransom who left him years ago. Sharon desperately seeks help from Alex who tries to evade her for some reason. The next she was reported dead from suicide. After feeling guilt and sad, Alex tries to investigate Sharon's life, their past, her family background only to find more disturbing secrets of her childhood.

Despite that this book had earlier series, you would still appreciate it since each books were written to be standalone.

Here you'll find a modern and different approach in crime solving in times only little amount of clues were given. For those who are studying psychology and bookreaders as well would be able to relate to this. But it doesn't take a psychologist to read the book since the explanations given are for everyone to understand.

This book is a page turner as it makes you want to read the next pages

Update:Last February 28, 2012, Silent Partner (Graphic Novel) was released. Illustrated by Marvel and DC veteran Michael Gaydos and scripted by Ande Parks, author of the acclaimed graphic novels Union Station and Capote in Kansas

Silent Partner

Silent Partner (Alex Delaware)
Silent Partner (Alex Delaware)

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Silent partner (Graphic Novel) - Apple's #2 Bestseller

This is first graphic novel adaptation from master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman. And I'm so happy I read this book so looking at the scenes reminds me of what I imagined before.. Here I've included some scenes also found in the book.

You can also download a PDF excerpt from scribd

Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel
Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel

The first graphic novel adaptation of Jonathan Kellerman. Ranked #2 bestseller in Apple ibookstore


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Party held by Kruse.
Party held by Kruse.

I also liked this scene.. It was quite funny. When Alex saw Sharon Ransom in the party. Like in the novel, she's beautiful and has the habit of tugging her ear

So Who is Alex Delaware?

About the hero

He's a freelance child psychologist who often gets involve in solving crimes using a psychological approach. Sometimes crime scenes are cleaned leaving little or none evidences left. Because of this, understanding the motive of the crime would be very important and Alex's help would be a lot. He often studies the events that happened on one's childhood, as well as other's behavior. He's the person who often makes the person tell more about themself by asking question and he doesn't talk of himself much.

Alex Delaware is the main protagonist of the novel and also the narrator

More books by Jonathan Kellerman - Vote for your favorites, or add any I missed.

Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel
Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel

Unraveling the madness behind L.A.âs most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fictionâs #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellermanâs universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than VictimsâKellerman at his razor-sharp, harrowing finest.   Not since Jack the Ripper terrorized the London slums has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadnât a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartmentâturnedâcharnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . yet with no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behindâa blank page bearing a question markâseems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges.   Under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic, Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craftâand where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginableâand an evil soul at its most unspeakable. âThis one was different,â Alex observes at the start of the case. This one will haunt his waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

Silent Partner (Alex Delaware)
Silent Partner (Alex Delaware)

The bestselling author of When The  Bough Breaks, Blood Test,  and Over The Edge delivers the  most stunning novel yet and featuring  psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a  controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex  encounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, an  exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more  than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that he  desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The  next day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by  guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of  Sharon's life--a journey that will take him through  the pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich,  into the dark closets of a family's disturbing  past, and finally into the alleyways of the mind,  where childhood terrors still hold sway. Also available on BDD Audio Cassette.

Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel
Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel

Few know the city of Los Angeles the way #1 bestselling author and acclaimed suspense master Jonathan Kellerman does. His thrilling novels of psychological drama and criminal detection make the capital of dreams a living, breathing character in all its glamour and infamy. That storied history of fame, seduction, scandal, and murder looms large in Mystery, as Alex Delaware finds himself drawn into a twisting, shadowy whodunit thatâs pure L.A. noirâand vintage Kellerman. The closing of their favorite romantic rendezvous, the Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills, is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna. And gathering one last time with their fellow faithful habitués for cocktails in the gracious old venue makes for a bittersweet evening. But even more poignant is a striking young womanâalone and enigmatic among the revelersâwaiting in vain in elegant attire and dark glasses that do nothing to conceal her melancholy. Alex canât help wondering what her story is, and whether sheâs connected to the silent, black-suited bodyguard lingering outside the hotel.Two days later, Alex has even more to contemplate when police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comradeâs insights about a grisly homicide. To Alexâs shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last.But with a mutilated body and no DNA match, she remains as mysterious in death as she seemed in life. And even when a tipsterâs sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the dark secrets that spill out could make Alex and Miloâs best efforts to close this horrific crime not just impossible but fatal.

Over the Edge: An Alex Delaware Novel
Over the Edge: An Alex Delaware Novel

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years beforeâand who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldnât five years ago. And when he peers into a familyâs troubled history and Jameyâs brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamey over the edgeâor else someone is getting away with murder.

Self-Defense (Alex Delaware)
Self-Defense (Alex Delaware)

Dr. Alex Delaware doesn t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.Now Lucy s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy s emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.


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