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The Wedding Guest

An Alex Delaware Novel
Written by: Jonathan Kellerman
Narrated by: John Rubinstein
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

“Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.” (Los Angeles Times)

Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the number-one New York Times best-selling master of suspense.

LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. And there’s no better place for the doctor’s analytical skills to shine than a rowdy hall full of young men and women intoxicated on life and lust...and suddenly faced with the specter of death.

Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners-themed wedding reception. But they’re not the only uninvited guests. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. What’s missing is any means of identification, or a single partygoer who recognizes the victim. The baffled bride is convinced the stranger snuck in to sabotage her big day - and the groom is sure it’s all a dreadful mistake. But Delaware and Sturgis have 100 guests to question and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. 

Now, they must separate the sinners from the saints, the true from the false, and the secrets from those keeping them. The party’s over - and the hunt for whoever killed it is on.

©2019 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • Kelley Jo
  • 2019-02-08

Can’t be Kellerman

I’ve read every book that Jonathan Kellerman has written. He’s a wonderful writer, and his stories are always cleverly done. But this book is ridiculous. I’m really having trouble believing that he wrote it. Even the characters conversations and interactions are not the same. The constant foul language is not typical of his writing, and every character other than Alex, Milo and Robin he describes as completely stupid, trashy, ignorant....... I could go on and on with the adjectives. If all of the suspects are so much more ignorant than Alex, why in the world does he have to waste 12 hours of listening time to figure out who done it? And this has got to be the worst narrator I have ever heard. All of the characters, especially the women sound like cartoon characters. I’ve tried to finish it, but it’s just so bad. I never thought I’d return a Jonathan Kellerman book, but it’s going back.

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  • Tolbert Nessy
  • MARION, VA
  • 2019-02-10

The Wedding Guest

I was so disappointed with this book. I felt I had wasted my money. To many characters that were not related until the end. I just could not get into it. I love Jonathen Kellerman and I am anxious to see how other readers felt about it.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 2019-02-08

Preposterous Plot

I am a fan of the series, will purchase the next book as the narrator is fabulous as always. However, the way the clues came together was a bit too farfetched for me. Still, it was nice to spend a few hours with old friends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-09

Bad

Desperate writer with too many adjectives. Bad performance. Will be garrantied to put you to sleep.

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  • Jhbdesign
  • 2019-02-11

Another hit by Kellerman

One thing that J Kellerman always does right is he always has an amazing story that you hate to put down and he always has the absolute best narrator John Rubinstein read his story. Together they are an incomparable team.

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  • Kimberly
  • 2019-02-10

So so

I feel like I need to listen to this book again because I missed something. My mind kept drifting on some of the parts and I never understood how they concluded that the person who committed the murders did it. Too many characters to keep them all straight. I love john rubenstein’s narration though so that’s why I gave the book high marks

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  • Ann
  • 2019-02-14

Lacking

I enjoy spending time with our hero’s
But as a mystery it was not engrossing
No teal STORY! There was no explanation of why the killer did what he did. Not up to his usual good work.

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  • Karla M
  • 2019-02-14

one of the best

Always kept me guessing. Very complex plot. Almost chaos if you don't pay attention. Excellent character development. Loved this one.

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  • Navillus82
  • 2019-02-14

Okay but not the best in the series

While perfectly enjoyable, I found this book less engaging than prior Alex Delaware novels. It is certainly enjoyable and worth the listen, but there are other better Alex Delaware titles to start with if you are not familiar with the series.

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  • P. Giorgio
  • 2019-02-14

just ok

long boring middle, but as always, worth the credit. more quality time with Milo which is better than recent past volumes. this one would have been much better if a bit shorter without the Long's middle unrelated rambling.