LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker, his wife Rina and their grown-up kids come across as the perfect family. Family values are very important to this close-knit Jewish-American family and the banter between them is heart-warming.
This just goes to highlight even more the dysfunctional family that they are thrown up against. Old family friend Teresa calls in Peter as a personal favour to offer moral support and protection when she meets up with her violent estranged husband. Shortly afterwards, she goes missing. Has she been murdered? Kidnapped? Is she on the run from her ex? Did she go into hiding? While Peter looks for answers, he and Rina end up taking in Gabe, Teresa's teenaged son who has been left home alone.
Meanwhile, bodies start showing up. Are they linked to Teresa or is there a serial killer on the loose too? The novel focuses more on police procedure than the violent crimes themselves, making it a great choice for crime fiction lovers of a squeamish disposition !
The back of the book labels this as a Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus thriller which I suppose means that it's part of a series. It works absolutely fine as a standalone novel, but I did like the happily wed pair and would like to read other books from the collection to find out more about them and their background.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £7.99
RRP : £7.99
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Harper (17 Feb 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007295685
- ISBN-13: 978-0007295685
Disclosure : This was another fab find in the swaps library at our hotel in Morocco !
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