The Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #13)

The Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #13)

by Faye Kellerman
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The Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #13) by Faye Kellerman

Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Lt. Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is seventeen year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather. Then Ernesto is found brutally murdered, along with his therapist, Dr. Mervin Baldwin, at an exclusive nature camp that caters to moneyed, troubled children. For Decker and his wife, unraveling the truth behind Ernesto's violent death becomes more terrifying with each sinister twist. For lethal secrets with roots in the horrors of a past generation are coming to the surface, propelling Peter and Rina into a ghastly world of ruthless parents and damaged youth—and toward a dark evil and its ultimate retribution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062088185
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Series: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series , #13
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 384,506
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hometown:

Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1952

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri

Education:

B.A. in Mathematics, 1974; D.D.A., 1978

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Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #13) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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another lousy faye kellerman... don't waste your time or money!
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Have read nearly all Kellerman's books and enjoyed the books as well as learning about the customs of the Jewish faith - however this book has crude sexual references so often its as if Ms Kellerman has suddenly changed her style or someone else wrote the book for her. I am hesitant to try another of her books at this point.
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The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman is a complex mystery story in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus saga.Rina Decker-Lazarus synagogue has been vandalized by Ernersto Golding, a rich troubled teenage, who is haunted by the past act of his grandfather Isaac Golding. And LPDA Liuteneant Peter Decker is called to work in the case.After Ernesto Golding confession and truly repentance, he is sent to psycological treament with Dr. Melvin Baldwin.During Ernesto treatment program at an exclusive nature camp, he and Dr. Baldwin are brutally murdered. These unexpected murders lead the Decker-Lazarus family to a world of privileged kids, neglected parents, hategroups and painful past generation memories. Futhermore, Lt. Decker has to comfront his own family issues with his troubled stepson, Jacob Lazarus, whose past crazy days make him an important piece to unravel the mistery.The Forgotten is a very excited and suspenceful novel. Also, it addresses our modern society problems as the dysfunctional family dynamic and the teenage culture of drugs, sex, and inapropiate behaviors in a very accurate way.This my fisrt Faye Kellerman book and what keept me more interested was the unexpected turn and twist. Even though the author left some unstated facts, I loved the end. It was very compelling. The Forgotten worth the pain!
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For the most part, this was an exciting and good book, dealing with both the Holocaust and with modern bias crimes. It's just a bit unrealistic that one of the villains just so happens to be the one that helped to mess up the Deckers' son. Some people might find the ending to be a let-down because it's a little strange, but honestly, flukes do happen. I didn't think that detracted much from the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, though many people on the reviews didn't. I haven't finished it, so my mind may change once i approach the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An intriguing premise deteriorates into a forgettable ending. In fact, I'm not even sure about the motivations of any of the "villains"; they are introduced briefly and, in several cases, never met again. I was left with a variety of unanswered questions about who did what to whom and why. Even Rina seems like a minor character in her own novel. This is the first and last book by this author I will read, and I usually enjoy this type of story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid Faye Kellerman book reader, I've read ALL of her novels, except for Stone Kiss...The Forgotten was really good through the entire reading...UNTIL it reached the ending...I thought the bad guy was going to get caught, instead of the way it occurred...The book is a page turner, but the ending could have been improved upon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommended this on and stalker! they are great! You will never want to put it down.
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This was the 1st Kellerman book i have read. The book was slow at first, but then i couldnt put it down. It was easy to read and had very descriptive characters, but some parts i had to read over again to understand what was going on. I couldnt wait to read the ending, and was SO DISAPPOINTED. This is the FIRST book where i think the MOVIE WOULD ACTUALLY BE BETTER. I was stuck feeling i wasted my time on what i thought was going to be a GREAT book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The strength of The Forgotten is Peter and Rina - great characters that you become a part of. Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I waited eagerly for Kellerman's update on the lives of Peter and Rina, and was not disappointed. After only the first few pages, it was like welcoming old friends into my home as I was brought up-to-date on this investigative duo, their children, and Peter's colorful detectives. Once again, Faye Kellerman succeeded in weaving an exciting mystery around the lives of people who are in a daily balance between their religious beliefs, the prejudices of society, their most personal needs and dreams, and the world of policing. Diversity, respect for differences among people, and an ability to create tense drama and interesting characters are the hallmarks of this talented writer. The only problem is reading the book so fast...the story is over too soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even as the daughter of concentration camp victims Rina Decker was ill prepared to see the horrific desecration of her beloved storefront shul. All the walls had been painted with diabolic epithets, countless ways of killing Jews, eggs and ketchup clouded the plaster. Perhaps most unnerving of all were the ripped holy books peppered with ghastly photos of the dead and dying incarcerated by the Nazis. The police called Rina because she was the 'synagogue's unofficial caretaker - the buck-stops-here person who called the contractors when a pipe burst....' So abhorrent was the sight that Rina felt herself becoming dizzy, and leaned against a wall for support. Thus begins Faye Kellerman's 13th thriller featuring LA police Lieutenant Peter Decker and his orthodox Jewish wife, Rina. It is, as are its predecessors, an exciting read serving to cement Ms. Kellerman's status as one of today's top crime writers. This act of vandalism hits close to home and heart for Peter, and a suspect is soon found. It is Ernesto Golding, a 17-year-old son of privilege in gold-plated LA. He's haunted by suspicions about his Polish grandfather who fled to Argentina after Hitler's regime fell. A deal is cut - Ernesto is sent to counseling with two psychologists who are known for their care of wayward rich teens. The boy will spend the summer at their nature camp in the mountains. This is too pat an answer for the intuitive police sleuth whose hunch is proved on target some months later when Ernesto and his therapist are found murdered. Before long Rina and Peter find themselves probing for answer's among overly protective, vainglorious parents and I-can-do-anything-I-want youth. But, the road to the truth could also lead to Jacob, their handsome, intelligent son. Faye Kellerman has once again fashioned an intelligent, fast-moving drama. 'The Forgotten' is electrifying, a topnotch thriller with heart.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Los Angeles police call orthodox Jew Rina Lazarus to come to the synagogue that has been badly vandalized. Not long afterward the police, led by Rina¿s spouse Lieutenant Peter Decker, arrest teenager Ernesto Golding, a friend of Rina¿s son Jacob, for defacing the place of worship. Ernesto is sent to counseling camp under the care of psychologists Mervin and Dee Baldwin. The case turns bizarre when someone first murders Ernesto and then his two doctors. Believing that Ernesto had help with his wanton damage to the synagogue, Peter and his staff make inquiries into hate groups. Meanwhile Rina learns more about her son¿s struggle with his Jewish identity in a fast food assimilation environment while Peter and his stepson become closer to one another.

No one will forget the name of author Faye Kellerman after her powerful police-procedural-family drama, THE FORGOTTEN. The story line is equally filled with a powerful investigation and the struggles and pressures of a teen to accommodate his religion while fitting into the wider mainstream society. Though Ernesto¿s ties to the Holocaust through his grandfather seems an unnecessary subplot, readers will know that this is a strong mystery with deep characters worth reading.

Harriet Klausner