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True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman
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Apr 18, 2009

it was ok

Jonathan Kellerman's latest didn't capture my attention like most of his previous novels. Perhaps it's because Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis are like old friends, and Aaron Fox and Moe Reed are new acquaintances or it's because Kellerman hasn't had years to flesh out their characters. Whatever the reason, I found myself trudging through "True Detectives." The plot became a little muddled - too many undeveloped characters and not enough focus. Sub-plots seemed forgotten until the end when a deus ex machina trick wrapped the story up.

I am still a fan of Jonathan Kellerman and admire him for going outside his comfort level to feature secondary characters introduced in "Bones." Perhaps, in time, we will have well-paced plots with Fox and Reed leading the way. But just as the unlikely brothers are finding their way in their relationship, so are we. It's painful and we don't know whether it's worth the effort. Time will tell.

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