A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2) by Jonathan Kellerman

A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)

From the bestselling father-son team who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King) comes the second installment in crime fiction's most intriguing new series.It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with ...


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TitleA Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)
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Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller
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Reviews A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)

  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    1970-01-01
    Dry but good story. 3.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the first time that I have read a book by this author, compilation of authors, I should say. I love cop fiction and suspense thrillers so I was really looking forward to this one.I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the suspense portion of the story, mainly in that there was little to none. This is a crime solving, cop fiction story that was quite good. The author has good story to tell and...
  • CL
    1970-01-01
    I love both authors but I can now say I also love them as a writing team. I have read all of Jonathan Kellerman's fiction and some of Jesse's but I will read all of the Clay Edison books as they come out. I enjoy him on the same level as the Alex Delaware character. Clay Edison is the morgue worker who cannot let something go when the details of a death do not quite add up and during a block party shooting when a body is discovered in the backyar...
  • Kathi Defranc
    1970-01-01
    This is a good read for those of us who enjoy police procedurals and crime stories. It kept my interest but was very quiet, I like a little more action. We meet up with Clay Edison, a Deputy at a coroner's office in California. In the middle of the night he is called to a shooting. It is on Almond Street where most residents are black, however a white woman who says she is an artist purchases a big house and has been having parties with a DJ and ...
  • Paris (kerbytejas)
    1970-01-01
    A Measure of Darkness is the 2nd book in the Clay Edision series by collaborative Father and Son authors Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman . The series takes place in Northern California, centered around Oakland. The story opens up shortly after the close of Crime Scene, with what appears to be a request to quiet down a neighborhood party, but turns out to be far more.The overall story has lots of possibilities, but I felt that the pace was uneven, the...
  • Robin Taylor
    1970-01-01
    Please see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.blogspot.com.3.5 StarsClay Edison, Deputy Sheriff for the Alameda County Coroner's office, has just had a banner year. He solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man. However, his job was put in jeopardy as he went beyond the bounds of his duties. Things are falling into line again for Clay, and as this novel begins, he receives a call in the middle of the night. Shots w...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)Last year I read Crime Scene, the first in this series in which father and son collaborate and liked it very much. (reviewed here) Long a fan of the Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman and having enjoyed the first in the Clay Edison series, I genuinely looked forward to A Measure of Darkness. I'm sorry to say that this one didn't do much for me-- in characterization, plot, or writing. In some places it...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    Another fascinating five star read. Clay, a coroner in Oakland, is called out along with his coworkers to a shooting that occurred at a pay your way party in a neighborhood that was gradually being regentrified. It is a horrible scene with a number a people shot, one run over and a child accidentally killed in his home by a stray bullet. Clay also learns of another murder victim hidden in a shed in the back yard. The plot is remarkably complex an...
  • BookAddict
    1970-01-01
    Clay Edison is a conscientious deputy with the Coroner's office and gets called in the middle of the night to a shooting with multiple victims. In addition to trying to maintain and move forward his relationship with his girlfriend, his brother is out of prison and back in his life, and Clay's bum knee has a way of slowing him down, especially in a foot chase with criminal suspects.I’ve been a Kellerman fan for years so I was eager to read an a...
  • Diane Hernandez
    1970-01-01
    Five people are killed after a house party gets lethal in Measure of Darkness.A confrontation between neighbors kills three including one of the combatants. A six-year-old is hit in his bed from crossfire. In the ensuing uproar, another party guest is run down in the street by a panicked young girl. But what of the girl found hidden in a shed strangled? Coroner investigator, Clay Edison, is trying to determine the former name of the car victim to...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    1970-01-01
    Clay Edison, An Alameda Country Coroner’s Deputy is called to a shooting in the middle of the night right before Christmas. Several dead on the street and one lone girl, a Jane Doe, found dead in a shed. Her injuries are nothing like the gun shot victims, so was she part of the spree, or another, different killing? Is it even a murder at all, but a simple overdose?Those questions plaque Clay, who’s the kind of guy who can’t let anything go....
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    5 starsDeputy Coroner Clay Edison gets a phone call in the middle of the night. There has been a shooting at a big party. Little does he know what awaits him. Partygoers were shot, innocent bystanders were shot and a six-year old child sleeping in a basement was also shot and killed. Clay and his team and several police are at the scene for hours. When he is just about ready to head back to base, he gets a call from a young police officer. He fou...
  • Gina Moltz
    1970-01-01
    Great story and I loved the main character. But I found there were so many other characters and delelooing leads that I got confused at times! Good think I am not a detective. Or maybe I should just take notes when I read this genre!
  • Cathy
    1970-01-01
    Another good solid read from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. This is the 2nd book in this series and so far it's adding up to be a great series. Thank you Netgalley and the Publishers for allowing me to read this ARC book and give my own personal opinion.
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Another interesting addition to the Clay Edison series by the father/son team. Good characters, engaging storyline with a winding, compelling road to the ending.Add to your list!
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    ARC/Procedural Crime Novel: I have read/listened to several Jonathan Kellerman, but this is the first one with the added Jesse Kellerman. (The Golem books are definitely on my reading list). This book has not come out yet, so no spoilers here. I will tell you how I felt about the characters and plot course. I did not read the first book, but it was easy enough to figure out Clay. He does have a personal life which consists of his girlfriend and e...
  • Marti
    1970-01-01
    Measure of Darkness by Jonathan and Jesse KellermanMeasure of Darkness by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman is the second book in a series called Clay Edison #2. The authors are father and son who bring a strong element of suspense, curiosity and interesting characters and situations to this novel. I was bummed when I realized that this was the second novel in a series, because I missed the first one! I have been a fan of Jonathan and Faye Kellerman a...
  • Jo Dervan
    1970-01-01
    Almond Street was in the heart of Oakland. Most of the neighborhood residents were black so there was much interest when Rhiannon Cook, a white artist, moved into an abandoned mansion and spruced it up. Then she started holding wild parties for young folks in the area. One such party took place a few nights before Christmas and a fight broke out between a group of white kids and a group of black and Asian kids. When the shooting was over there we...
  • Bonnie Franks
    1970-01-01
    I have been reading both Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman for some time. I love their writing separately, and was intrigued to find out what a book they wrote together would feel like. They have different styles and I wasn't sure how that would blend.I need not have worried. This book is one of the most well-written books I have read in a long time. It covers some old-fashioned police and forensic work, some new technology, and has some family drama ...
  • Jeff
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to both netgalley.com , as well as Random House/Ballantine publishing for allowing me a chance to preview this novel before it comes out later this summer.To begin, I am a fan of Jonathan Kellerman novels, specifically the Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis books. Always well-written with a good plot that keeps me intrigued until the end. Although I have not read the 1st Clay Edison novel, "A Measure of Darkness" was an enjoyable read. The nove...
  • Tessa Townsend
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this book as part of a Goodreads giveawayFirst, I LOVED the ending (and by that I mean the absolute last page, not the conclusion of the case). Second, this is the second book in the Clay Edison series I have read, and I enjoy that the authors bring Alex Delaware into these books, especially because he plays such a small part. I like the Alex Delaware series, and I am glad that these books allow the development of Clay as his...
  • Jud Hanson
    1970-01-01
    After a somewhat tumultuous year, Coroner’s Deputy Clay Edison is ready for life to return to what passes as normal for him. Edison realizes that isn’t going to happen when he is called to the scene of a shooting with multiple victims, including a Jane Doe. Discovering the truth about her identity won’t be easy and will take Edison into the past. At the same time, he must juggle a new girlfriend and a brother who just got out of prison.A Me...
  • Jennifer Shanahan
    1970-01-01
    This is the second Clay Edison book and I did like it, maybe not quite as much as the first one. The plot was a little confusing and the ending was decent but not like page-turning, edge-of-my seat excitement or anything as just kind of happened....I love Clay. He is a great guy, funny, smart, observant, good at his job and just totally decent & nice. He is investigating a shooting at a party where several people are shot, one is run over by a ca...
  • 2shay
    1970-01-01
    Review by 2shay..........I have had a long running relationship with Alex Delaware, although it’s doubtful that he’s aware. So, I guess the relationship is with an iconic character created by Mr. Jonathan Kellerman. When this book became available on NetGalley I was all over the request button. I was a little disappointed.Everything I loved about the Alex Delaware novels is missing. Mr. Kellerman brought a certain kind of verve and passion to...
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    The first thing to know is that Clay is not Alex Delaware (especially not the early Delaware, who was, I think, better done than the more recent books.). He's a deputy coroner. However, like Delaware, he is relentless in trying to untangle mysterious deaths. In this case, one of the victims doesn't match but how did she get where she was found and more importantly, who is she. There's a connection and it takes a while to find. For want of a bette...
  • Casey Wheeler
    1970-01-01
    I received a free Kindle copy of A Measure of Darkness by Jonathon Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman courtesy of Net Galley  and Random House, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read one other book by the authors and found i...
  • Susan F
    1970-01-01
    I love a book that grabs my attention, presents a mystery that challenges me to solve it and then beats me! I couldn't figure out who the ' culprit ' was and that's a winning plot for me. I really like the main character, Clay, his love Amy and the people he works with in this book. His job is very interesting to me. I know I want to read more books and cases he could be involved in. I really enjoy reading a story that is so well written it has t...
  • Debra Oliva
    1970-01-01
    I have been a fan of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series for many years so I decided to try this book written by father and son. I will definitely read all of the Clay Edison books as they come out (and will pick up the first one in the series). Clay Edison is a morgue worker who continues to investigate homicides when the details of a death do not quite add up in his opinion. After a block party shooting, a body is discovered in the back...
  • Dan
    1970-01-01
    Clay Edison, a Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison gets a call in the middle of night regarding a shooting at a party in West Oakland. There are multiple victims, including one that get run over from a frightened party guest and another that had nothing to do with the shooting. Additional complications are finding the family of the vehicle victim and the identity of the mystery victim. The investigation takes twists and turns to final get resolved. Mean...
  • Gamo
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed Measure of Darkness. It's the first I have read in this series, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything. The story stood alone. I did find that some sections went on too long, particularly the basketball game between Clay and his brother, Luke. I finally had to just skim over that section. I didn't feel it added anything to the story at all. There were so many characters and so many interlaced scenarios, it kept me on my toes, but...