The Ghost Orchid Book Review

The Ghost Orchid Book Review

Title: The Ghost Orchid
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Published: February 6, 2024,
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $27.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Fans of the Alex Delaware series by bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, will be excited about the 39th installment of the popular series, The Ghost Orchid. Detective Milo Sturgis, is called to the scene of a double murder where the victims, laying on deck chairs by the pool, are each found with a shot through the heart. One victim is a beautiful 41 year old woman, Meagin March, the wife of a millionaire businessman, and the other is 29 year old Gio Aggiunta, heir to an Italian shoe empire. Sturgis calls his best friend, Alex Delaware, to help him with the psychological aspects of the case. Alex and Milo aren’t sure which was the target, and as they investigate and uncover clues, they become more and more mystified as to motive. Meagin’s husband is a suspect, but the clues aren’t adding up.

While a few of the previous books in the series haven’t been up to par, this novel is excellent and reminiscent of the earlier novels that are always spellbinding and well-written. The Ghost Orchid is a edge-of-seat thriller that will be very difficult to put down. Readers will be happy to know that Kellerman’s excellent story-telling ability is back. As usual, Sturgis and Delaware are well developed, however, it’s always best to read the previous novels to get to know these and the supporting characters. Most readers who have followed this series will be well acquainted with them and happy to know that their beloved characters are back to normal.

This is an excellent novel and highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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