When the Bough Breaks
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.
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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The narrator-sleuth in this rather overwrought psycho-mystery is L.A. child psychologist Alex Delaware, who's "retired" (at 33) after having something of a nervous breakdown—following his consultant ... Read full review
Review: When The Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware #1)User Review - Jason Shrack - Goodreads
The Alex Deleware novels are among my favorite series of books. I had the privilage of reading this one this one first a few years ago, and after that I was hooked! I buy every new one as soon as it ... Read full review