Later in the book, when the body is identified and Decker visits the parents, we are are treated to a glimpse of a native culture also. This is Kellerman at her best. From Peter Decker and his wife Rina, the Jewish lifestyle and little sprinkles of the yiddish language. That's something I got let down by many books recently. What happened to the flight attendant? This story takes Peter to New Mexico, which makes me wonder about Kellerman's connection to that state. It was obvious that she does her research for her books, I liked the details explained about both investigations and how much time and energy it took the detectives to solve each murder. It's a riddle detective Peter Decker will have to answer quickly if he is to prevent further lives being lost in a case full of the trademark Kellerman twists and shocks.
It's more pleasant to meet these people than the tough types, even though it's only in a book. Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus in a web of secrets and murder. Instead of one missing persons and possible murder case to solve, now they have two. Synopsis of the story is easily found elsewhere. But the fate of the unaccounted-for flight attendant--twenty-eight-year-old Roseanne Dresden--remains a question mark more than a month after the horrific event, when the young woman's irate stepfather calls, insisting that she was never onboard the doomed plane. Imagine my surprise when further into the book - after this had happened 2 or 3 times - I realised that the author had in fact been leading me down little dead ends on a journey, which had an ending I did not see coming.
Who murdered the young woman three decades ago? Now the Decker has two mysterious and baffling cases to work on abd both get more deadly by the minute. Under intense pressure from the department to come up with answers, Decker launches an investigation that carries him down a path of tragic history, dangerous secrets, and deadly liesand leads him to the corpse of a three-decades-missing murder victim. They had planned to finance an organic farm sometime in the early seventies. Just how do you solve a crime that could have happened anytime in the last 30 years? This was the first book I had read so the central characters were new to me. The book is so well-written, combining police procedure with family life, that I felt completely at home with the characters. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive, unfaithful husband. I will certainly read another of Faye's books.
Honestly, I struggled through over half the book debating on whether I wanted to finish it or not. Both off these books should be very good news for fans of Decker and Rina, and are sure to attract even more fans to Faye Kellerman's suspenseful and dynamic novels. And an irate call from the unaccounted-for flight attendant's stepfather further tangles an already twisted mystery. The interaction between the characters was well written. Lieutenant Pete Decker is initially pulled in to help contain the crash area and to try to identify potential victims. Later in the book, when the body is identified and Decker visits the parents, we are are treated to a glimpse of a native culture also. As the jagged pieces slowly fall into place, a frightening picture begins to form: a mind-searing portrait of unimaginable evil that will challenge Decker's and Rina's own beliefs about guilt and innocence and justice.
The author does a nice job of tying together two seemingly unrelated homicides. The Burnt House is a fast-paced and brilliant novel in which Peter Decker has to deal with the aftermath of a commuter flight crashing into an L. Because of her status as a best selling international novelist and acclaimed public speaker, Kellerman was invited to Germany for a major media book promotion tour in 2001. I don't care what color the ladies blouse was. It felt as though, the author had the story in mind but it had to end coz she couldn't 3.
This allows for a greater presence from Rina, who I adore, and is sometimes relegated to the background in these books. Landing on a high rise apartment building. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive, unfaithful husband. It is a fun who-done-it, not on the order of Agatha Christie fun, but a good story, well written, with a good ending. While investigating the missing flight attendant, Decker discovers the body of a woman murdered more than 30 years ago who was buried in the crawl space of the doomed apartment building. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.
Her teeth - what's left of them - don't match up with the dental records of Roseanne Dresden, though, and now Decker and his officers have their work compounded for them. Kellerman manages to keep the suspense going throughout the entire story, and leads the reader this one, at least! What, if anything, is the connection between the two women? The intrigue deepens when the remains of a woman are discovered below the foundation of a burnt house at the crash site. A plane carrying 40 odd passengers crashes into a residential area of Los Angeles. I liked the way the story developed, so the reader could start making some observations without having them stuffed down his throat by the author. Or is it that Roseanne really was murdered? The main character is a police detective- Peter Decker, a Jewish, kosher police detective no less.
Among the dead inside the plane's charred and twisted wreckage are the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. This is heightened by my increasing role as a police chaplain. Latest News February 21, 2018 Here is the link to an interview I did with Risa Borsykowsky for Extraordinary Jewish Women. Kellerman always writes a first class thriller! I found myself wanting to drive to work to find out the ending, and that's saying something! A woman's body - initially thought to be a stewardess - is instead revealed to be an undiscovered homicide, decades old. The problem is, there is no evidence to back any of it.
New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman spins a gripping tale of a modern-day nightmare that ensnares L. This is an excellent Faye Kellerman book. It also makes the characters very believable. The book follows Decker as he works with his team to solve these cases while also trying to help his daughter and son-in-law as they plan to redesign and expand their house. There is very little glitz and glamour, and most of the work is a hard slog.
Faye Kellerman has a real knack for storytelling, for portraying the human side of tragedy and for highlighting the love of family. The problem is, there is no evidence to back any of it. I started to notice that the author would always go into great detail about what the characters were wearing in the book. It's offi I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one. Maybe you have a nice cloth packet you can transfer them to? I bit a reality here though it doesn't leave you feeling unsatisfied. Combining relentless suspense with intense, multi-layered human drama The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best. Decker and his team end up working both cases and are amazed to find a connection between the two.