When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

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Dr. Morton Hander practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Hander 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.
“An engrossing thriller . . . This knockout of an entertainment is the kind of book which establishes a career in one stroke.”—Newsday
It’s psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware’s job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Meldoy’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. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it claims another innocent victim.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013, 1985
ISBN: 9780345540218
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KEL
Characteristics: 439 p. ;,19 cm.


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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.

Sep 21, 2012

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

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