Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gun Games by Faye Kellerman...R&G!

As you all know, I am a bookworm.  I have always been a bookworm and the love of books is something my parents instilled in me and that I am so thankful for.  As a young adult and adult I mostly gravitated toward fiction and literature.  My father introduced me to one of his favorite authors back in the 90's and I decided to read the book to humor him (I was a Daddy's girl and was always happy to find some new common ground with him).  The book was a mystery which was not my usual genre written by an author by the name of Faye Kellerman.  Well, after the first few pages of that book my father handed me, I could not read fast enough. 

I loved Kellerman's style and found her writing to be smart, witty and the characters to be engaging (she mostly writes about a certain detective and his family).  I was a new fan of mysteries, namely Faye Kellerman, and my dad and I would read and discuss her books as soon as we could get our hands on the new ones.  When my dad passed away right before the twins were born one of the toughest things for me was not having my "go to" person to discuss books with.  I truly missed (and still do!) sharing that with him.  When I received an e-mail last month asking me if I wanted to review Faye Kellerman's brand new release, Gun Games (out this month).  I could not say yes fast enough.  Faye Kellerman, who my dad adored and who hooked me on her marvelous way with mysteries?  Sign me up!  Here is a synopsis of what had me up way to late reading this past weekend...

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back in this gripping mystery involving a secret cabal of some of Los Angeles’ most wealthy—and vicious—teens.
LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep—witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools.

Gregory’s mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen—evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation with his trusted team, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student—a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Decker thought he understood kids, yet the closer he and his team get to the truth, the clearer it becomes that he knows very little about them, including his own charge, Gabe. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision.

Before it’s over, the case and all its terrifying ramifications will take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating
at a heart-stopping point of no return.
Oh.My. Goodness. This book was gripping, can't put down material.    First of all, I was thrilled to see characters from one of Kellerman's earlier books featured.  I don't want to give it away but it featured one of (in my opinion) Kellerman's more memorable characters from the past.  The story line was exciting with twists and turns throughout.  Even toward the end when I thought I had it all figured out, Kellerman kept me guessing with another twist I never saw coming.  The crime and excitement is nicely balanced with the real lives of Peter Decker and his family which gives the book lots of great depth.  As you can tell, I adored this book!  I would highly recommend to not only faithful Faye Kellerman readers but also people who have never read her books or the series.  This was a perfect winter weekend escape for me!  A bit of warning though...once you read this one you will want to read the entire Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series and I can't be repsonsible for your loss of productivity at home and work (although I will take credit for the pleasure of escapism!).  Thank you Faye Kellerman for once again writing a book that kept me on at the edge of my seat from beginning until the end.  Bravo!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...


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74 comments:

ossmcalc said...

I have not read any of Faye Kellerman's books as of yet.

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Kelley said...

I have not yet had the pleasure of reading any of Faye Kellerman's work yet. I loved the reviews that I seen on goodreads and looking forward to reading!
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Pam L. said...

I have not read any of her books

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slb3334 said...

I have not read any.

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mindy said...

yes i have

Jemmy said...

Yes, I have read several. Love both her and her hubby's books!

Aisling said...

I've read all of Faye Kellerman's previous novels. She's one of my favorite authors (as is her husband, Jonathan). mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

dwarzel said...

a few, though I have to admit their titles escape me just now...

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Rebecca Graham said...

I have read several of her books.
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js22 said...

yup, I've read them all.
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linett said...

have read some of hers and her husbands, both teriffic writers, thans

slehan said...

I've read all of them.
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clynsg said...

I honestly don't know if I have read any of her books--since I have read an average of 4 books a week for over 50 years, it is anybody's guess. I do know that although I recognize her name, it doesn't strike any bells and whistles with me.

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jenzen69 said...

i dont think i have read anything of hers

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Terri said...

No, I have not read any of Faye Kellerman's books yet.

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no i have not

Anonymous said...

I love Faye Kellerman's books

joyfulheart26@hotmail.com said...

No not yet

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Lisa said...

I have not read any of Faye's novels.

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mrsshukra said...

I have not read any of FK's novels!

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Samantha said...

I've read all of Faye Kellerman's Peter Decker series but this one, thanks for the chance.

Patty White said...

I have never read any of Faye Kellermans books
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Entered Chicken Soup For the Soul Giveaway
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Sarah said...

I read them as soon as I see them on the new bookshelf at the library.

jenzen69 said...

entered ocean spray

melissa said...

I have not read any of faye kellermans books
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Nickolay said...

I have not read any

Marianna said...

I have not - thanks!

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AEKZ2 said...

I have not read any of Faye Kellerman's books.

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Jody Sisson said...

I have not read any of Faye Kellerman's previous novels but I am going to look at the bookstore next time I go.
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I have not read any of them yet
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russrpm said...

Starting with "The Ritual Bath", I think I have read all the Decker and Lazurus Books. Looking forward to the new one.
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I have never read any of Faye Kellerman's books

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I have not yet read Faye Kellerman.

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I have never read any of her books.

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