Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Crime Fiction | No Category
The latest novel in the gripping Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series - published in the USA as GUN GAMES - from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman When fifteen-year-old Gregory Hesse is found dead, a single gunshot to his head, it appears to be a tragic suicide. But it's a verdict his mother refuses to accept and eventually her pleas for an inquiry are taken seriously. Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD knows only too well what secret lives teenagers live. He and his wife Rina have recently taken on the responsibility of raising Gabe Whitman, an enigmatic and gifted teen, after his parents abandoned him. A situation made more unnerving by Decker's realisation he knows nothing about the boy in his care. Just six weeks later a sixteen-year-old girl commits suicide. She was a student at the same high school as Gregory, an exclusive academy well known for being a playground for the rich. As Decker's probes into the lives of these privileged teenagers, he must follow a dark trail of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances. And with the return of Gabe's father, former hit-man Chris Donnatti, the case takes an even more sinister turn!
'Kellerman is an excellent writer' The Times 'Very exciting' Daily Mail 'Brutal but thoughtful and well-plotted, fast-moving and well told' Observer 'Sensational' Mirror 'Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust' Sunday Telegraph 'Kellerman moves her gritty mean streets LA plot along with breakneck pace' Irish Independent
Born in St. Louis, Faye Kellerman is one of the most highly considered US crime authors. Her first novel, 'The Ritual Bath' (1986) introduced Sergeant Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. It also won the 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Kellerman currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four children.