When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

eBook - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Retired psychologist Alex Delaware's reluctant treatment of a seven-year-old eyewitness to murder who refuses to speak forces him to relive the distasteful case that prompted his early retirement

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781451609851
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Shrunken heads


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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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