Cold Case, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back for another riveting thriller follow-up to 2007's `The Burnt House', from the bestselling Faye KellermanThe savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police.

That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves.Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood.

Now able to wield enormous influence, she pressures the LAPD to direct Lieutenant Peter Decker to re-open the case and solve the homicides.With Decker facing nothing but cold trails and dead leads, he enlists the help of his daughter, Hollywood detective Cindy, as well as Rina, his wife.

It's a decision he may come to regret as the line between cops and robbers gets dangerously blurred.

Now Decker's cold case is re-awakening treacherous secrets in a city where the price of fame has no limits...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007243259

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Now this book had some real promise, and right until the end it had me guessing who dunnit...but gues what? You finish the book not knowing...well, not for certain. While the ending had a different twist to it, it seemed to have been written in such a way that indicated that Kellerman was rushing for the bus or something as it went from high drama and excitement (involving naked girls in a seedy hotel no less) to a picnic of no fixed abode...very odd. In fact I would go so far as to say that Kellerman herself didn;t know who committed the murder(s) and is still trying to solve it.It follows a senior LAPD Detective as he seeks the killer of a popular school teacher 15 years before the story is set...and if he does, there is a cool million on the table. But when another murder happens in the neighbouring precinct with startling similarites, yet no obvious connection, Decker (as that is his name) goes on a chase resembling a pup chasing its tail.This was well written and thought out which had you double-guessing the investigators and the suspects in every chapter, but the ending was oh so bad...and to ram a point home, as bad as my 'mate' Richard Laymon! Now that's a criticism if there ever was one.

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