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When the bough breaks: Alex Delaware Series, Book 1

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The classic first novel starring child psychologist Alex Delaware is available again. A disturbed young girl leads to evidence of a shocking double murder and a child molester's gruesome suicide.
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In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

It's psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Melody's memory. But as the sinister shadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alex discovers that the mystery touches a shocking incident in his own past.

This connection is only the beginning, a single link in a forty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it claims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.

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subject_facet Child psychologists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Delaware, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
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