Dr. Alex Delaware, a psychologist, first met actress Zelda Chase when a colleague asked him to evaluate her young son, Ovid’s mental state. Years later, Zelda, now unemployed, on the street, and gone totally wacko, turns up in his life again. Then, she ends up dead, and Ovid is missing. Alex feels a responsibility toward the child, and with the help of his friend, police detective Milo Sturgis, sets out to find him. What Alex and Milo find instead are unexplained deaths and disappearances that pull them into a morass of greed and evil that even with his experience dealing with the mentally unstable, Alex is unprepared for.
Breakdown by award-winning author, Jonathan Kellerman, is a page-turner that will captivate you from beginning to end, as the two friends dig deeper into LA’s uber-rich underground, and discover just how far the privileged will go to protect their lofty status.
I received this book as a gift. The person who gave it to me is now on my permanent A-list. I’m usually a fast reader, whipping through mysteries in a couple of hours quick reading. This one, though, I had to savor over a period of three days, reading an hour, letting it sink in, and then reading some more. Who am I kidding; I was just trying to make it last as long as possible.
I give it five stars — only because that’s the most available to give.