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Hangman Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees

  • Title: Hangman
  • Author: Faye Kellerman
  • ISBN: 9780061702563
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life But then Terry goesPeter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life But then Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their 14 year old son Gabe behind.Meanwhile Adrianna Blanc, a party loving nurse, is found swinging from the rafters of a house in a wealthy suburban area Her last phone call announced she was breaking up with her philandering boyfriend and Decker questions whether it was in fact suicide.With lives hanging in the balance, Decker and his team need to find answers fast At home matters are just as precarious while Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus want to look after young Gabe, with Donatti on the loose, no one is really ever safe

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    1. Brina on said:

      It is only the middle of February and the month is beginning to drag. There are still ten long days left before the calendar turns to March and women's history month. I have a diverse lineup planned but I am still stuck in February waiting for it to mercifully end. With family members fighting off infections, I decided to back track and revisit a series that at this point is like a visit with family. I am up to date with Faye Kellerman's Decker and Lazarus series and am eagerly awaiting the next [...]

    2. Paulo Pires on said:

      4.7«Decker tem entre mãos duas investigações, por um lado investiga o desaparecimento de Terry após uma conversa no mínimo tensa com o seu companheiro Chris.Como consequência deste desaparecimento surge Gabe, o filho de ambos, catorze anos e com um dote muito especial E assim de um momento para o outro Decker e Rina vêem-se na eminente possibilidade de ter que acolher Gabe. Mas Decker não consegue deixar de se sentir a sensação que foi manipulado!Por outro lado, Decker e a sua equipa [...]

    3. Jerry B on said:

      We’ve read every one of the Rina Lazarus / Peter Decker stories to date; and hate to say this was probably our least favorite. The 420 page book sees the first 50 pages set the scene, then the clues ever so painfully and slowly appear for 350 pages, followed by an intense 20-page ending that reveals all with little or no further work on the part of the detectives. Our high school English teacher would never have approved that outline !!As usual, “Hangman”, mostly about a young female nurse [...]

    4. Tita on said:

      O detective Peter Decker foi, há 15 anos, encarregado do caso de Chris Whitman, um jovem que esteve preso depois de confessar ter assassinado a sua namorada, para proteger a colega de turma Terry McLaughlin. Após a verdade ter sido reposta, Chris foi libertado e casou-se com Terry, que se encontrava grávida dele. Agora, Terry voltou e pede um favor a Decker, com quem sempre manteve contacto. Mas a situação complica-se quando, quer Terry quer Chris, desaparecem e deixam o seu filho Gabe, de [...]

    5. Wanda on said:

      Faye Kellerman to me is pretty hit and miss. I will pick up one of her books when I know that I won't have much time to concentrate fully on a non-fiction (my preference.) This was a true MISS. Four and five stars -- really folks? It was slowwwwwwww and boring. The details are often irrelevant and trivial (i.e. who cares what Marge is wearing. Faye tells us repeatedly anyway. It doesn't move the plot forward to include those words. It's padding. As is her repeated reference to her claustrophobia [...]

    6. Cindy on said:

      Lots of plots in this episode. Liked the boy add, not a lot of profanity and well narrated and recommended.

    7. Jodi on said:

      It says much for a series author when the reader forgets that the characters aren't real. When I read the flap and learned this was a Chris Donatti novel, I had to think back to when Decker first met him. (Justice) and I mentally reviewed Decker's resume to determine where he was stationed. I was aghast to learn that Hannah was going off to college. I remember when she was born. Scary that these characters are so real, so believable. This was a terrific novel that intertwined a gruesome murder w [...]

    8. Q on said:

      I used to enjoy this series, been reading it since the beginning. This one was poorly written, giving plugs to her other books, which was as tacky as you can get. And not only that she repeated 3 times the same reference to Madge's claustrophobia. The book needed editing. I listened to it on books on cd and the writing did not flow or sound normal. The characters of Decker and Rina and family are great and learning about Orthodox Judiasm interesting. In the beginning of the series Kellerman wasn [...]

    9. Charlotte Guzman on said:

      This book was picked for one of my book clubs.This book was just ok for me. Too many storylines (two to three to be exact) and they didn't relate to each other in the end. The book was too long (400 pages).I actually liked the characters but over all didn't like all the different storylines. 😖

    10. Laura Beth on said:

      I read some of the bad reviews for this book so I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this book. I was blown away with how much better this book was than the poor review led me to believe. This book is a lot like the previous books in the series, but that is what I most enjoy about books in a series. The feeling of "home" and the sameness of the books and plots that work and in the case of the Rina and Decker series new and different mysteries and crimes. I love the growth of the characters within [...]

    11. Alan Mills on said:

      The set up is great. First, an old friend calls on Lt. Decker to observe a meeting between her and her abusive husband (who happens to also be a mob hitman). He does, but then both she and her husband disappear hours later, leaving her teenage son alone. At the same time, a young woman is found by the foreman, hanging by cable wire from the rafters of a residential house he has under construction. As Decker works both cases, it turns out they are far more complex than it first appeared.As usual, [...]

    12. Jo Jenner on said:

      I might have been a little bit more forgiving if this had been a debut novel but as it has #19 in the title I have to assume that the author has some experience.However the dialogue felt distinctly stilted and didn't flow and as far as the storyline I can only assume she had started to run out of ideas. One of the characters even says if you read this is a book you wouldn't believe it.Also I got really annoyed at the fact she had to describe what people were wearing everything time you met them. [...]

    13. Traci Haley on said:

      The last few Faye Kellerman books I've read have been somewhat disappointing more procedural and less of what I really love, which is the interaction of all the characters that make up the story. In this new entry into the series, however, Kellerman returns to the format that made me start reading her novels in the first place -- lots and lots of interaction between Peter and Rina and the kids, along with the new addition of Gabe Donatti. I knew I vaguely remembered the Donatti family from previ [...]

    14. Amanda Patterson on said:

      Lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, are caught up in yet another criminal adventure. This is a good thing. Faye Kellerman is a brilliant crime writer. She has created a 'serial husband and wife couple' who have had incredible staying power. Decker is getting older - he turns 60 in Hangman, his eldest daughter is pregnant, his sons are at university. Youngest daughter, Hannah, is about to leave for Israel, and to be with her boyfriend. However, the Deckers are not the Deckers with [...]

    15. Julie Graves on said:

      I have to say that this just wasn’t my favorite Faye Kellerman book. I usually enjoy the Decker/Lazarus characters that she writes about. The editing of the book was pretty poor, just to be a bit picky. For an author that has this many books out I would think that the editing of one of her books would be a bit more carefully done.I think there were about 3 different stories going on throughout the book. Decker first goes to be a liaison between Terry and her hit-man/husband Chris. A few days a [...]

    16. Dlora on said:

      I really enjoy Faye Kellerman's novels about detective Peter Decker. She combines the seamy grind of his policeman's job with the softer side of his personal life with wife, children, and friends combining Jewish and American culture. Both police and private sides feels authentic. A policeman's job is full of tedious tracking down of details and finding connections. And family life is not all smooth sailing either, needing work and give-and-take. In this story, the wife of a sociopathic killer d [...]

    17. Alison on said:

      Yet another page turner by Faye Kellerman. I really enjoy reading the Peter Decker/Rina Lazrus mystery novels and the way Kellerman weaves the intensity of Peter's job with the soft side of his personal life as he relates to his wife, his children, and the outsiders he takes in. In this particular story Kellerman captures your attention as you try to figure out "who dunnit"; were there several serial killers? were they related? It's a fantasy world, but I like to believe Peter Decker's team is r [...]

    18. Jessica on said:

      I've read all of Faye Kellerman's Decker/Lazarus books and they never disappoint, but this one is better than average. She twists together the brutal murder of a nurse with the reappearance of hit man Chris Donatti and his wife, Terry. Decker first met the pair as teens in Justice, one of the best books in the series, and later confronted Donatti in Stone Kiss. Kellerman's talent for revealing the complexities of her characters shines in this novel as she untangles the mysteries, and the pacing [...]

    19. Judith on said:

      Hangman by Faye Kellerman is her 21st Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus mystery. Professional hit man, Chris Donnatti, has been mistreating his wife, Terry, so she has fled to L.A. with her son Gabe. She agrees to a meeting with Donnatti only if Decker will attend to protect her. Shortly afterwords Terry disappears, so Decker and family take in 14-year-old Gabe, while trying to locate Terry, not to mention Chris. Meanwhile, there is a homicide case to solve that is growing serial killer characterist [...]

    20. J L's Bibliomania on said:

      #19 of the series about Peter Decker and the cast of many. Like many long-running series, I think the best books are the ones in the middle. It took a few books for Mrs. Kellerman to polish her writing craft, the series peaked, and now we are riding the long, though still enjoyable, tail to the end.

    21. Skip on said:

      A bit better than her last two books. Two decent plots, a young woman found hanged at a construction site takes up Peter Decker's invetigative time while he also has to help figure out whether his friend Terry was murdered by her professional killer husband, Chris Donatti and what to do with their musically talented son, Gabe, who was abandoned in his and Rina's care.

    22. Donna Herrick on said:

      What I appreciate the most about Faye Kellerman, one of my favorite authors, is how her stories blend a fast-pced crime plot with a story that exposes the happiest, most satisfying explication of the goodness and kindness of family life.

    23. Janet on said:

      This is a really good double murder mystery with a surprise ending, well written and a fast read. I would have liked to have seen the characters developed a little more, but a good read anyway.

    24. Judith on said:

      This is one of the better written Decker/Lazarus police procedurals. It is a quick read.

    25. Dawn on said:

      Another great book by Faye Kellerman. I thoroughly enjoy the books in which Peter Decker and wife Rina are main characters. Great investigative work and great parenting by them.

    26. S&M on said:

      Este libro me ha encantado, me ha tenido absorta en la lectura desde la primera página hasta la última.Me gusta mucho la pluma de la autora, pero sin duda, lo que más me ha gustado es la facilidad que tiene de enlazar unas historias con otras mediante pequeños detalles como lo pueden ser un personaje, un objeto, un acontecimiento, por lo que para mi sorpresa el libro no tiene una sola historia principal, sino que son 3. Cuando me dí cuenta de que la autora había priorizado las 3 historias [...]

    27. M on said:

      Too Many Plot Lines Makes For Unsatisfactory Ending There is a lot going on in this book, so much so that IMO this should’ve been two books or 1 novel and a novella. What is touted as the main plot line (missing female doctor, abusive stalker husband, their teenaged child) is subsumed by the more interesting plot(s) involving multiple murders . . . with TWO serial killers. The more interesting serial killers plot(s) are short-changed by the missing friend plot and the inclusion of Decker famil [...]

    28. Gregory Bateman on said:

      This 422-page book claims on its cover that it is "well-plotted and fast moving", when, in fact, its two greatest defects are in those very key areas.The book suffers from, first, defects in the plot and, second, many obviously unnecessary descriptive passages about minor and forgettable characters or events that clearly - as you read them - have nothing to do with the plot. The author seeks to explain the key part of the plot between pages 398 to 404. In doing so it becomes obvious, first, ther [...]

    29. Roni on said:

      This novel of the Decker/Lazarus series has Lt. Decker and his team searching for the murderer of, a young women found hanging at a construction site. They soon find the body of another girl and the main suspect is on the wind. In the mean time Peter intervenes on the behalf of a young woman, who he had helped years ago, when he discovered the young man she was in love with was a hit man. They have a child together who is now 14 and a brilliant pianist. When the young mans mother goes missing, i [...]

    30. Laurie Hanan on said:

      I’ve read many of Kellerman’s books, but it had been years. I was fortunate to find this one on sale, and snatched it up. Great fun to catch up with Lt. Decker, Rina, and their kids. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this tightly-wrought, fast-paced mystery. It’s a police procedural, but so much more – the perfect blend of dogged crime-solving and complex characters who work their way into your heart.

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