Friday, October 8, 2010

Review of Hangman by Faye Kellerman


Faye Kellerman

William Morrow

422 pages

Hangman is the 19th novel in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. And they just keep getting better and better.

The life of a homicide detective is never dull, even if you’re the boss and sometimes because you’re the boss. Pete gets a blast from the past when someone from a previous case asks for help, he may be getting in over his head but he has to try. In the mean time there’s a killer on the loose and it looks like there’s more questions than clues.

In this her 19th novel in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, you’d think that they’d start to get a little stale, well you’d be barking up the wrong tree because they are just getting better and better. Her story line is always fresh and current with what’s going on in the world of crime fighting, and this time we get more than one case to solve in the tale, so more bang for our buck. Her characters are always interesting and entertaining and since we who are fans of the series know them, it’s like catching up with old friends. Her main protagonists the Deckers are as always, right in the thick of things and that goes for Rina as well as Pete. It’s also refreshing to see a couple who’ve been happily together for a long time, it gives old married people like me someone to empathize with. It’s also nice to see genuine caring and giving people portrayed in literature, it gives me hope still for our world.

Hangman stands very well on it’s own, but why deny yourself the immense pleasure in really getting to know these characters, so if this is your first in the series, go back and be sure to read the rest.

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