When the Bough Breaks - Jonathan Kellerman

When the Bough Breaks

By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 268 Ratings)


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.


  • When the Bough Breaks

    By Joeysgal
    I started reading Kellerman several years ago, but his more recent books. I wish I had read this one first... To know the beginnings of Alex, Milo, and Robin. As usual I was captivated and unable to put the book down. I lived in the LA area for years and I love that I know the places he visits and talks about even though names are changed. I have read no other fiction than Alex Delaware novels for the last 5 years. Mr Kellerman, thank you.