An intense and addictive mystery you won’t want to miss!
The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman
On a quiet suburban street in upstate New York, a body is discovered. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil lived a simple life—his murder seems senseless. But then Detective Peter Decker discovers Brady’s father was convicted of murder many years ago.
Decker begins to suspect Brady’s death may be connected to his father’s crimes. Then one of Brady’s closest friends vanishes; a pool of blood the only clue to his fate.
A ruthless killer who must be stopped
Who would savagely kill two innocent men? With a little help from his wife Rina, Decker must use all his skill to put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together…before the murderer strikes again.
Praise for Faye Kellerman
‘Kellerman is an excellent writer' The Times
'Very exciting' Daily Mail
'Brutal but thoughtful and well plotted, fast moving and well told' Observer
'Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust' Sunday Telegraph
'Kellerman moves her gritty mean streets LA plot along with breakneck pace' Irish Independent
‘Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around’ People
About the author
Faye Kellerman is the author of thirty-two novels, including twenty-two New York Times bestselling mysteries that feature the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. She has also penned two bestselling short novels with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman and teamed up with her daughter Aliza to co-write a young adult novel, Prism. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Over the course of 25 novels starring the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Faye Kellerman has avoided repetition by gracefully aging her characters while maintaining their loving but competitive bond. Now based in a small upstate New York town following Decker's retirement from the LAPD, the couple are drawn into a young man's apparently senseless murder. But when it turns out that the victim's father is in prison for a notorious crime, two generations' worth of local dirty laundry gets aired. A captivating procedural whodunit, Walking Shadows is both vintage Kellerman and entirely fresh.
The bludgeoning murder of Brady Neil, a 26-year-old electronics store employee, drives bestseller Kellerman's formulaic 25th novel featuring Peter Decker, a police detective in Greenbury, N.Y., who has spent most of his career in L.A., and his wife, Rina Lazarus (after 2017's Bone Box). Since the victim lived in the neighboring town of Hamilton, Decker needs to cooperate with the Hamilton police chief, which means his reluctantly accepting the assignment of the chief's spoiled daughter, Lennie Baccus, to the case. A former Philadelphia PD officer, Lennie used to work for Decker's detective sergeant daughter in that city a contrivance that serves no particular purpose. When Decker learns that Neil's father was doing time for a double homicide, he probes whether the bludgeoning was somehow connected with those murders. Some banter between Decker and Lazarus in praise of Kellerman's husband and fellow author, Jonathan, and his creation, psychologist Alex Delaware, may strike some readers as too cutesy. Still, series fans will enjoy spending time in the company of old friends.