City of the Dead Book Review

City of the Dead Book Review

Title: City of the Dead
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Published: February 8, 2022, Ballantine
No. of Pages: 322
Cover Price: $28.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

In the 38th installment of the Alex Delaware series, City of the Dead, Milo Sturgis brings Alex Delaware into the investigation of a young man who was found naked and dead in the street after being hit by a moving van. There is a trail of blood leading to a house where a woman, Cordelia Gannett, is found butchered. Alex was acquainted with Gannett due to a previous custody case; she was an internet influencer and presented herself as a psychologist, although she was a fraud. As Milo and Alex investigate, suspense builds and there are twists and turns that will keep readers on the edges of their seats.

With so many novels in the series, readers who follow Alex are familiar with the characters who are well-developed. They seem like real friends, and the novels are like reading about people we actually know. Kellerman is an expert at weaving a good story, and fans of the series will definitely want to find out what is happening in the characters’ lives.

As usual, this novel is an excellent addition to the series, and fans will enjoy it. Those who haven’t read the previous novels in the series will most likely want to pick up the previous books to get a feel for the characters and the setting. The novel can be read as a standalone, and is good, but it is much better with a bit of knowledge of the history of the characters throughout the years.

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

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