Compulsion (2008), a murder mystery in the Psychologist Alex Delaware and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Milo Sturgis series, makes you think twice about trusting that person offering you help.
A badly inebriated young girl disappearing along the side of the road after her car breaks down, an older woman stabbed to death at her front door, two women sliced and diced in a beauty salon in a very small desert town many years ago, a couple that mysteriously disappears in New York a while back, and a young teen who disappeared 16 years ago – what do they all have in common? Possibly the same murderer? Possibly different murderers?
With his insightful, sharp, snappy writing, with no excess words, Kellerman gives us another great book of suspense. You always enjoy the unusual friendship between Delaware and Sturgis.
This book takes you into different worlds — the world of the rich, the difficult life of the transgender sector, the politics of the police department, the life of the normal people, and the antics of a spoiled dog. It gives you the satisfaction you expect from a Kellerman book: just lots and lots of good plotting and detail, which gives you hours of great reading.