The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman continues the legacy of Alex Delaware, the psychologist working with LAPD. The book is written in true Kellerman style, but I found this one to be slightly confusing. More than once, I found my self flipping back and forth to determine who was who. As a successful writer, Kellerman shouldn't still be having those concerns. A little editing would have helped immensely.
The book is about a wedding "crasher" who is discovered in the ladies room dead. Let the games begin. While the character of Alex Delaware is a recurring character in many of Kellerman's books, this book can and will stand alone. You don't need to reed the other, what 30?, to understand the character. Called in to work along side the LAPD, Dr. Alex Delaware, assists with the psychological profiling and understanding the why of the murders. And there are MURDERS. Dr. Delaware leads us through the mind of a serial killer as he helps to solve the crime, and make connections with other murders.
You won't confuse this with literary fiction, but consume it as I did, in a single reading on a rainy Sunday. It's fun, and you will want to stay up late until you find out whodunit. I totally enjoyed the book, even though there were slow points in the book. It's a great escape novel, which is exactly what it was meant to be.
Thanks to #TheWeddingGuest #NetGalley for a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. 4 Star read!
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