The Ghost Orchid - Jonathan Kellerman

The Ghost Orchid

By Jonathan Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2024-02-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 612 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis confront a baffling, vicious double homicide that leads them to long-buried secrets worth killing for in the riveting thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling “master of suspense” (Los Angeles Times).

LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis sees it all the time: Reinvention’s a way of life in a city fueled by fantasy. But try as you might to erase the person you once were, there are those who will never forget the past . . . and who can still find you.

A pool boy enters a secluded Bel Air property and discovers two bodies floating in the bright blue water: Gio Aggiunta, the playboy heir to an Italian shoe empire, and a gorgeous, even wealthier neighbor named Meagin March. A married neighbor.

An illicit affair stoking rage is a perfect motive. But a “double” in this neighborhood of gated estates isn’t something you see every day. The house is untouched. No forced entry, no forensic evidence. The case has “that feeling,” and when that happens, Milo turns to his friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware.

As Milo and Alex investigate both victims, they discover two troubled pasts. And as they dig deeper, Meagin March’s very identity begins to blur. Who was this glamorous but conflicted woman? Did her past catch up to her? Or did Gio’s family connections create a threat spanning two continents?

Chasing down the answers leads Alex and Milo on an exploration of L.A.’s darkest side as they contend with one of the most shocking cases of their careers and learn that that some secrets are best left buried in the past.


  • The ghost orchid

    By ElMooon42
    Hard to follow so many threads not really a detective novel it’s all overrated looks like multiple authors not in syncs
  • Perfect!

    By Papa Colada
  • Great Book

    By MEWray
    Excellent read. Kellerman nailed it once again.
  • The ghost orchid

    By Blessed and know it!
    Waste of time and money. I’ve read Kellerman for years but this level of writing and plot disappoints and offends.
  • Just Terrible

    By R. Scapio
    I have read Al of the Alex Delaware books. The last book was weak but this book was terrible. Perhaps our standards are too high, but awaiting the book was like looking forward to a great meal at a high end restaurant. But, once the meal was served, it was a bland cheese pizza. This story was an elongated Readers Digest short story.
  • Wonderful Read

    By CaseyWeim
    I continually enjoy delving into his books. Despite their exploration of life's darker aspects, they consistently illuminate its brighter facets too.
  • Easy read

    By scr_zelda
    As usual an interesting plot and well written. My only complaint is fast wrap up and the abrupt ending.