Get ready for a thrilling ride through the meanest streets of Los Angeles with Jonathan Kellerman’s latest bestseller, “City of the Dead.” Homicide Detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware are back with a bang, investigating a gruesome double homicide that uncovers an even more shocking motive. From the very first page, Kellerman pulls you in with his masterful storytelling and leaves you guessing until the very end.
Los Angeles is known for its sunny beaches, Hollywood glamour, and the allure of endless possibilities, but Milo and Alex’s version of the city is far from this idyllic image. The city they know is one of the dead, where gruesome murders happen every day. And when they stumble upon the scene of a naked young man lying dead in the street, it appears to be another grisly example of the violent side of L.A.
But the case takes a strange turn when a blood trail leads the detectives to a nearby home, where they find a young woman brutally butchered. As they delve deeper into the case, they discover that the woman, Cordelia Gannett, had a shady past as an internet influencer posing as a psychologist. Now, both Milo and Alex are faced with a complicated puzzle of piecing together Cordelia’s personal life, family history, professional career, and its link to the victims.
Kellerman’s writing shines through in “City of the Dead,” with every page pulling you deeper into the story. He creates an air of suspense, drawing you in with every twist and turn of the investigation. You’ll find yourself racing through the pages, desperate to know what happens next. Kellerman has an incredible talent for keeping his readers on the edge of their seats with his intricate plot twists and cliffhangers.
Alex Delaware is a character that Kellerman fans have come to know and love. In “City of the Dead,” he is at his most insightful and brilliant, navigating the complicated web of lies and deception surrounding the victims. His partnership with Milo is one of the highlights of the book, with the two balancing each other out perfectly. Milo is the tough-talking detective, while Alex provides a softer, more introspective perspective to the investigation.
Through their investigation of Cordelia’s past, Alex and Milo encounter a range of interesting characters, including cyber-counselees, family members, and acquaintances. Each of these characters brings a different element to the story, leading Alex and Milo on a winding journey that keeps the reader on their toes.
Kellerman’s writing is flawless, with a keen eye for detail, setting the scene brilliantly with his descriptions of the Los Angeles landscape. His prose is engaging and easy to read, with snappy dialogue that helps keep the pace moving. This is a book that you’ll find nearly impossible to put down.
In “City of the Dead,” Kellerman tackles complex themes, including mental health, family dynamics, and internet culture. He deftly weaves these themes into the narrative, creating a compelling and thought-provoking story that will stick with you long after the final page.
This book has everything a good thriller needs, including a fast-paced plot, engaging characters, and an unpredictable ending. Kellerman proves once again that he is a master of suspense, delivering a gripping story that will linger in your mind long after you finish the book.
If you’re a fan of crime fiction or just looking for a thrilling read, pick up “City of the Dead.” Kellerman once again proves why he is one of the best in the business with this tense, twisty, and wholly satisfying crime novel. Get ready for a wild ride through the streets of Los Angeles, and be prepared for a few surprises along the way.
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