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When the Bough Breaks (1985) [Novel]
by Jonathan Kellerman Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Alex Delaware Series, the
Part: 1

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

Dr. Morton Handler was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment, and the only possible withness was 7-year-old Melody Quinn. Enter Alex Delaware, child psychologist, whose cop-friend Milo consults him on the case. It seems Dr. Morton's psychological practice included such unusual techniques as fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. It becomes Dr. Delaware's job to try to help Melody, and at the same time unlock the terrible secret buried in her memory.

Alex Delaware is an excellent character, well drawn, likeable and realistic.

Original title: When the Bough Breaks
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "An engrossing thriller ... this knockout of an entertainment is the kind of book which establishes a career in one stroke. " New York Newsday
  • "Suspenseful, neatly spun, fascinating. " Philadelphia Daily News
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When the Bough Breaks (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553569619
Dimensions: 6.89 x 4.19 x 1.26
Pages: 432

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