January 5, 2012

Review & #Rafflecopter #Giveaway: Gun Games by Faye Kellerman

Synopsis

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.

My Thoughts:

When I was young, I wanted to be a detective so bad.  I even started a "clue club" where my friends and I would find different items and try to figure out who they belonged to.  Even though I did not end up pursuing this dream, I do get to live vicariously through detective Decker and his wife.  I've been a fan of Kaye's for a few years now and I'm happy to say that she never disappoints me as a reader.  Her characters are personable, the plot has just enough twists and turns to keep you interested and best of all, after putting one of her books down, you are ready to pick up another one.  Gun Games is an excellent read!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, free of charge, for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

70 comments:

Sarita said...

I would like to read the whole series of books about Decker and Rita. I've only read the first 2 or 3 and want to read them all.

DawnB said...

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I would like to read:
The Garden of Eden and other Criminal Delights
Thanks,
Dawn Bauer

CherylS22 said...

I'd also like to read "Straight Into Darkness".
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Nancy said...

I'd like to read The Forgotten.

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Wendi said...

I would like to read all of them but The Forgotten looks pretty good

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Beth said...

I've read each of the Decker/Lazarus books and I am as interested in the cultural elements as the criminal ones. For that reason, I'd like to go back to read the first two or three, which included a lot of insights into Orthodox Jewish culture.

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to read Prayers for the Dead.
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Linda Kish said...

I would like to read The Garden of Eden and other Criminal Delights

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Lilian said...

I'm definitely interested in The Garden of Eden and other Criminal Delights.


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Holly S. said...

I'd like to read stone kiss.

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Hayley Locke said...

I'd love to read them all Especially Jupiter's Bones.

skkorman said...

I'd like to read Straight into darkness!

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Tiffany Drew said...

I'd like to read Milk and Honey!

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Maureen said...

I would like to read The Forgotten.

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Jemmy said...

The Forgotten

js22 said...

I've read them all! I think if I were to read any of them again, I'd start at the beginning with "The Ritual Bath."
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Aisling said...

I've read all of Faye Kellerman's earlier books and recommend them highly, particularly the Decker/Lazarus series. For new readers, it's good to start at the beginning of the series. Double Homicide is an excellent book for those who haven't read either Faye or Jonathan Kellerman before. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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kdj617 said...

The burnt House

daniel thornton said...

I would like to read Stalker

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Selinda said...

I would like to read The Forgotten.

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Carol M said...

Milk and Honey

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clynsg said...

Would also like to read Ritual Bath.

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Patty White said...

I'd like to read Straight into Darkness!
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Nickolay said...

I would also like to read Milk & Honey

lisamataylor said...

I would like to read PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD

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Roy said...

I would like to read Hangman

Valeen said...

Actually I'd like to read everything! But maybe I'll start with The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights!

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Melanie Comello said...

I think i'd like to read
The Forgotten as well!

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ewhatley said...

How have I missed this author?? I've read many of Jonathan Kellerman's books but none from Faye. I'd like to go all the way back to The Ritual Bath and read all of them.

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cindy said...

I like The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights
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Karen said...

I would LOVE to read The Garden of Eden and other Criminal Delights :)

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AEKZ2 said...

I'd also like to read Stone Kiss

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I would like to read "The Quality of Mercy"

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to read The Forgotten.
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