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Hangman (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #19)

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  • Posted July 25, 2010

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    strong entry

    Los Angeles Police Department Lieutenant sexagenarian Peter Decker knows rumored New York hitman Chris Donatti and the alleged killer's wife Terry McLaughlin. He met them on a case fifteen years ago when the couple were in high school; Chris confessed to a murder he did not do to protect Terry. Now, both vanish after a fight and their young teenage son Gabe calls Peter. The cop and his wife Rina Lazarus takes the boy into their home though they worry about psychopathic Chris harming their daughter. Meanwhile Decker searches for the vanished parents.

    At the same time, Peter leads the inquiry into the brutal murder of St. Timothy Hospital's neonatal nurse Adrianna Blanc. She was found hanging at a construction site with her car still in the hospital lot. Decker and his team Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver learn the victim enjoyed booze and sex. Her boyfriend Nurse Garth Hammerling has also vanished while on vacation.

    This is a strong entry in the long running series due to the comparative analysis of two families. Decker-Lazarus is a loving unit with a strong relationship between them and with their daughter. On the other hand Donatti-McLaughlin is a dysfunctional unit with a history of violence with a piano prodigy offspring who uses music to escape his life. Although the inquires take a strange twist, fans will relish this fine police procedural as Decker fears Donatti might harm his family., but he and his spouse try to do what they believe is the right thing.

    Harriet Klausner

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

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    Hangman is the 19th novel in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. And they just keep getting better and better.

    The life of a homicide detective is never dull, even if you're the boss and sometimes because you're the boss. Pete gets a blast from the past when someone from a previous case asks for help, he may be getting in over his head but he has to try. In the mean time there's a killer on the loose and it looks like there's more questions than clues.
    In this her 19th novel in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, you'd think that they'd start to get a little stale, well you'd be barking up the wrong tree because they are just getting better and better. Her story line is always fresh and current with what's going on in the world of crime fighting, and this time we get more than one case to solve in the tale, so more bang for our buck. Her characters are always interesting and entertaining and since we who are fans of the series know them, it's like catching up with old friends. Her main protagonists the Deckers are as always, right in the thick of things and that goes for Rina as well as Pete. It's also refreshing to see a couple who've been happily together for a long time, it gives old married people like me someone to empathize with. It's also nice to see genuine caring and giving people portrayed in literature, it gives me hope still for our world.
    Hangman stands very well on it's own, but why deny yourself the immense pleasure in really getting to know these characters, so if this is your first in the series, go back and be sure to read the rest.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

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    Lots of thrills and suspense!

    There are lots of twists and turns to keep the readers' interest as an old friend of Decker's needs his help to protect her from her abusive husband. Lots of thrills and suspense!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

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    Good, reliable Kellerman book

    I like almost all of the Faye Kellerman books, bcs I like the main characters (Decker and Lazarus) and of course, I love the California setting. This one brings back some characters from the past - Chris Donatti and Terry McLaughlin. Now I want to go back and re-read the book that introduced them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    Great Mystery read

    This book has some twist and turns you dont really see coming. That in and of it's self makes it a good book for me. But either way still a good read tht has a few surprises. Kellerman is a force to b reckoned with!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    This is the first book of this series that I have read. I'm definitely going to check out the other 18. I really enjoyed Faye's writing and the plot. If you like James Patterson, I think you'll like Faye.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Did not get the book

    Did not receive book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Great suspense, as in all of her books.

    I've enjoyed all of the Rina/Decker books I've read so far and hope to read the entire series, eventually. The plot twists and challenging and she develops her characters well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    great, as usual.

    The Peter Decker / Rina Lazarus series never fails to provide a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Awful decline in series

    I read this after the last two and it would have wrned me off. When you read out of order you keep thinking it was just an off year for this one but its been going down hill and finally hit the point of no return mom

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Smokeypelt

    *he padded in* "I am deputy , and im going to talk to Ashstar about this when she gets back on. NebulaForst i sugest either not speaking to Panther. Or get kicked out of the clan." *he meowed* "If your loyal to your clan you'll do the right thing. Make your choice" *he meowed as he padded out*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

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    Great Read

    As usual I super book by Faye!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Enjoyed the Decker character & how he & his family are interwoven with the story. Can hardly wait to read all the Decker series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Good book

    I enjoyed reading"Hangman", with all of it's unexpected twists and turns. It's hard to review without revealing some of the surprises in the novel, so your should just get a copy and see what I mean.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    i have read all of Fayue Kellerman'S, Decker/Lasarus series and enjoyed everyones one of her books. I am looking forword to Reading other books written by her.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Love the Kellermans!

    I really enjoy the familarity of her characters, this edition was excellent a very good story with a great ending...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Loved it!

    Did not want to put this down from start to finish!

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Extremely tedious.

    Couldn't finish this one. Enough material for a good short story, perhaps a novella, padded out interminably.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    Highly recommend this series

    She does not let the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series get old, wonderful plot keeps you hanging until the end
    Wonderful read

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