The Burnt House, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


An explosive new thriller from the bestselling Faye Kellerman featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus.

At 8.15am, a small green suburb of Los Angeles is turned into a fiery inferno by a commuter plane crash, plunging the city's emergency services into a major crisis.

A month later, one mystery from the wreckage still remains unsolved.

A woman's body - initially thought to be a stewardess - is instead revealed to be an undiscovered homicide, decades old.

Who is this nameless victim? And why is the stewardess still missing? As they begin to unravel years of deception, Lieutenant Peter Decker and his team come closer and closer to the shocking truth - and a confrontation with a vicious killer.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007243228



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The 16th Decker novel and the 2nd I have read. An interesting (albiet improbable) plot line involves an unidentifed body found (unearthed?) following a horrific plane crash and a missing stewardess who may or may not have been on the flight. An enjoyable read if not both a little predictable. the interesting part of the Decker series is the lead detective's healthy home life - this is clearly an important part of his character according to Kellerman but felt fairly 1 dimensional to me and as such dissapointed

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