The Museum of Desire Book Review

The Museum of Desire Book Review

Title: The Museum of Desire: An Alex Delaware Novel
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Published: February 4, 2020, Ballantine Books
No. of Pages: 368
Cover Price: $28.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis are back in the 35th installment of Jonathan Kellerman’s popular series, The Museum of Desire. Sturgis is called to a mansion where there are four dead bodies staged in a limo. The victims seem to have no connections to each other. In addition, they all were murdered in different ways. Milo calls his best friend, Alex Delaware, in to help with the case. Delaware’s psychological expertise is amazing, and they make an excellent team.

The characters of Alex and Milo have been well-developed through the years and the 34 previous novels. These characters seem like real people, and are beloved by readers. Kellerman is a fantastic storyteller, and his expertise is evident throughout this and previous novels. Unlike some bestselling authors, Kellerman’s writing has continued to be high-quality – he does his research and doesn’t “co-write” with unknown and substandard authors.

This novel grabs the interest of readers in the first chapter, and continues throughout. The team of Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware is excellent, and the story unfolds in an organized way that makes sense. Throughout the course of the novel, the suspense builds, and as is the norm with Kellerman, the murderer and the motive aren’t evident until the dénouement at the end. This novel involves some unknown pieces of art, and gives readers something to research after reading the book. This novel also keeps readers on their toes, and thinking outside the box.

Although it is suggested that readers pick up the previous novels and read them in order to learn how the characters have evolved through the years. This novel is fascinating and is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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