The Web (Alex Delaware, #10) by Jonathan Kellerman

The Web (Alex Delaware, #10)

Alternate cover edition for B000FBFN9CPsychologist Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly disturbing novel by the bestselling author of Self-Defense. When Alex accepts an invitation to the tiny island of Aruk--all expenses paid--to help a revered scientist/philanthropist organize his papers for publication, he finds himself in the midst of sinister--and dangerous--activities.


Details The Web (Alex Delaware, #10)

TitleThe Web (Alex Delaware, #10)
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
PublisherBallantine Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Thriller
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Reviews The Web (Alex Delaware, #10)

  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    2013-01-21
    "Look at this," he said. "I'm sure you've never seen a web like this."Mystery readers who like their stories compartmentalised and samey will probably frown upon what Kellerman has done here. It’s an Alex Delaware novel, but it is also quite unlike any of the other novels in the series (or at least those that I have read, which, admittedly aren’t that many).For starters: the story takes place on a remote and obscure Micronesian island. Consid...
  • Nancy
    2016-08-08
    Dr. Alex Delaware and his girlfriend leave LA for a three month sabbatical and head to a Micronesia island to help Dr. Moreland organize his research and papers for publication. They believe this light work load will give them a much needed vacation. But no! The tropical paradise is anything but as Alex discovers a conspiracy (as he does in every book) that Dr. Moreland is complicit in that is so preposterous that it strained credibility.
  • Michael
    2011-10-10
    This is not one of the more recent books in the Delaware series. I didn't realize until after I started, that one of my favorite features of this series - the intelligent repartee that goes on between Alex and his usual cohort in crime sleuthing, Lt. Milo Stugis, would not be there. For me, this is what sets The Delaware books apart from all the others. So I was somewhat disappointed. Kellerman still writes interesting books. This time Alex is in...
  • Nanosynergy
    2008-09-24
    (Book 10 of author's Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series.) Alex Delaware is dimmer than I thought. Delaware is lured to an isolated, tropical island by a wealthy scientist -- whom he has never met nor heard of - with flattery and the promise of an underwritten, 6-month vacation. From the beginning of the book, the words "If it sounds to good to be true..." echoed in my head. Then, coincidentally, Delaware's Barbie-girlfriend, Robin, needs a break f...
  • Marilyn
    2009-11-24
    I like Kellerman's characters, but I'm starting to get a bit tired of his detailed descriptions of whatever area he's either entered, or who's wearing what. This took place on a little island (I think it's fake) in the S.Pacific. Alex Delaware & his partner (Robin)get an unexpected "vacation" as he does research for a Dr. there, who is about to retire. Has to do w/nuclear bombs being discharged under water years ago...and the fallout from those t...
  • Judy
    2015-02-15
    Kellerman departs significantly from his pattern in this book. Instead of the LA area, the action takes place on a remote tropical island. Robin accompanies Dr. Deleware for a relaxing time, while he confers with Dr Moreland, a scientist who wants Dr Deleware to perhaps collaborate on articles or a book. But there are some other strange people staying at the hotel-like house where the scientist lives. There are some creepy episodes as the scienti...
  • Lewis Weinstein
    2014-05-11
    This might be a terrific book, but I will probably never know. Early scenes with disgusting people and even more disgusting spiders led me to return the book to a safe place on the shelf.
  • David Highton
    2018-01-02
    Twelve years since I last read an Alex Delaware book, and this one is different in terms of its setting - a very remote island in Micronesia as Alex and Robyn take advantage of an interesting short-term job offer. A fascinating plot really only unfolds in the last eighth of the book, making the earlier sections seem a little slow moving. Encouraged to take up the series again.
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    2012-10-16
    Kellerman's Delaware mysteries always teeter towards soap opera and occasionally fall in. This is one that fell. Depending on you, the reader, that can be either good or bad. For me, the other elements either make the book good or bad. I like 'The Web'. Another element is that Kelleman's plots always contain Truth - of historical facts or recent headlines on CNN - which he heavily fictionalizes. Since I read the news as obsessively as I do novels...
  • Kevin Lake
    2012-10-15
    The story was actually... ok. It was good up until the end, and then it seemed like a cheap stage production. And the writing style? I don't like it. fragmants. floating.around.redundantly.and needlessly.just say it. don't spray it.Probably won't read any more of this author's work and it is because of the style. I know he probably means it to be some sort of unique art form, but just when you get in the rhythm of the story, this crap (see above)...
  • Carrie Stephens
    2011-01-30
    The pace and tone of this book was very different from the rest of the Delaware novels. Milo wasn't a big part of the plot and was only included in a phone conversation. Maybe it was the change of setting, but this book just seemed a little "off"
  • Suze
    2012-01-05
    Kellerman always throws in a twist or two that you don't expect, and this novel didn't disappoint. I like his sense of humor, too.The beginning dragged a bit, which is why this one only gets three stars.
  • Laura
    2009-03-24
    This book is set away from LA, so Milo is only a few phone calls in the book. This is a little different from some of his other books. Is not a particularly stimulating read- but it is a good book. I wouldn't really buy it- rather check it out at the library.
  • Evelyn Mattice
    2016-04-03
    Excellent book. I would highly recommend it to all who love a good mystery
  • Audrey
    2008-10-30
    Typical Kellerman - good airplane read.
  • Doris
    2009-09-22
    I got about 3/4 of the way through this book and gave it up. Improbable and not interesting to me.
  • Mitzy
    2013-04-10
    I've always enjoyed Jonathan Kellerman's books, but I HATE SPIDERS. This is a story about spiders, and I just couldn't bring myself to read more than a few pages~
  • Sue
    2009-04-21
    Enjoyable, though not one of Jonathan Kellerman's best, in my opinion.
  • Sherry Osburn
    2018-02-04
    I thought that I had read all of the Alex Delaware books more or less in order, but somehow I missed this one, not one of my favorites. Alex and Robin and Spike travel to a tropical island for a working vacation while their house is being rebuilt (that should have been my first clue that it was an older book, but I overlooked it). Things are strange and stilted from the moment they arrive and no one is quiet what they seem, especially their host ...
  • Nerys Roberts
    2017-01-15
    Alex Delaware and his girlfriend Robin Castagna have travelled to the island of Aruk in Micronesia at the invitation of Dr Moreland who wishes Alex to help him review all his medical files with the view of publishing articles together. All is not as it seems at the island however and Alex and Robin can't help but wonder why they have been invited in the first place. Does Dr Moreland have an ulterior motive for getting them on the island. Can't sa...
  • Bill Bunn
    2017-08-17
    I've now read two of Kellerman's novels set in places outside of L.A.. I must say, both end up not being my favourites. This one is not his best writing. His characters are a little more cardboardy. The action is slow and stiff. I will finish it, I promise. Just not compelling. For this reason, I'd give it a 2 on the Kellerman scale. His books are usually much better. Still much better than many writers, but terrible given the standard I've come ...
  • Susan Kinnevy
    2018-02-16
    I've been reading Kellerman for years and always liked Alex Delaware, but this was a bit of a disappointment. I didn't realize it was an earlier book (probably why it was so discounted on Amazon!) and maybe a graphic novel prior to this?? Anyway, I still think he's a graceful writer but the denouement on this one was really bad, just slapdash and unbelievable. But still... I'll just read the newer ones as they come along...
  • Sarah Hearn
    2018-04-22
    I took me ages to finish because it was on my Kobo, which I use only intermittently, however, I did enjoy it and was reasonably able to follow the plot over those 6 months. I think it must be fairly early in the canon but still, I find Alex Delaware an appealing hero. I could have lived without Robin’s relationship with Emma, the giant spider.
  • Carolyn
    2017-10-02
    Finally a relaxing break for Alex and Robin -- a three-month, all-expense-paid trip to a remote island in the South Pacific. But waiting there are a "mad scientist", a tarantula named Emma, and (of course) a many-years-old mystery that Alex must solve. An interesting new setting in which the cleverly-constructed story unfolds.
  • Dawn Cauthen
    2017-09-16
    This book had a much different feel than all of the other Delaware books I have read. It started out seeming as if it would become a grade B horror movie, with killer mutant bugs. Storyline was slowish and it didn't come together for me. I really struggled to get through it. Alex's final discovery was ridiculous and completely unbelievable. Really did not like this one at all.
  • susan green
    2018-04-05
    DisturbingAlex and robin take a job on an island, what follows is disturbing. Not the usual tale from Mr kellerman, and to be honest the bugs freak me out. Creepy and emotional with historic crimes taunting the present.
  • John M. Hutchinson
    2018-03-06
    Not sure.I gave it a 5 because I like reading Jonathan Kellerman books, and I like reading an Alex Delaware novel. I sure did miss Milo. It was surely a different type of book. I enjoyed it, but be prepared for a different type of story. Hope you like it.
  • Lana Sims
    2018-02-22
    A change of scenery for Dr. Delaware and RobinAn interesting mystery in a new locale. More extreme than the usual books in the series but a fascinating ending after a slow start.
  • Nicole Brown
    2017-05-26
    This is a book filled with surprises at every turn and you'll never guess at the ending. I highly recommend it.http://nicolewbrown.blogspot.com/2015...
  • Jerome Alterman
    2018-02-01
    Awesome readKellerman at his best, dark and dangerous with truly believable characters in a very life like setting. He saves the real surprise until the end.