When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Paperback - 2003
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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: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003, c1985.
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
ISBN: 9780345466600
0345466608
Characteristics: 432 pages ;,18 cm.

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ebbalytle
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.

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Gammaof2
Sep 21, 2012

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

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