“[Kellerman] does for the American cop what P. D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond its genre.”
“No one working in the crime genre is better.”
In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction. A rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school is at the heart of this gripping thriller that also focuses on the troubled teen Decker and Lazarus have brought into their home: Gabriel Whitman, the son of a psychopath. Herself one-half of one of noir fiction’s true “power couples”—along with her husband, acclaimed mystery writer Jonathan Kellerman—Faye Kellerman once again demonstrates how American police procedural writing is done to perfection with Gun Games.
A teenage romance dominates bestseller Kellerman's subpar 20th novel featuring LAPD Lt. Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus (after 2010's Hangman). Decker's search for the truth in the wake of the inexplicable suicide of high school student Gregory Hesse competes with the story of Decker's latest rescue, 15-year-old Gabe Whitman, a brilliant musical prodigy whose father earns his living as a pimp. Gabe's hormones run out-of-control after he meets 14-year-old Yasmine Nourmand, a Persian Jew from a very traditional family. The vicissitudes of the budding relationship between Gabe, who lives with the Deckers, and Yasmine hit on pretty much all the usual clich s, and this focus diminishes the impact of the truth behind Gregory's death. Kellerman's portrayal of Rina as the Jewish mother of all Jewish mothers may leave some readers wishing the author had cast Rina more as an individual than a type.
Once I began reading this book, it took me a while to actually get into the book. I honestly quit reading it 3 times and I decided to push through and just finish it because I was halfway thru the book. It starts off really slow, but towards the end everything gets soooo much better! I couldn’t stop flipping the pages. All and all this was a great book! This was my first book written by the author that I read && I’m honestly curious about her other books, but i dread it may have a slow take off as well..
This was one of the Best of the Decker series an
Thx and keep them coming please. :-)
Another great read. Only negative is the price, couple of dollars cheaper than a hard back is ridiculous . Should be in the $5. To $6.00 range