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‘False Prophet’ By Faye Kellerman


Cover Image Of 'False Prophet' by Faye KellermanWorking off duty meant doing the same job without pay. But since the call’s location was only twelve blocks away and the case would wind up in his detail anyway, Decker figured he might as well jump the uniforms. Cordon off the scene before the blues could trample evidence, making his on-duty tasks that much easier. He unhooked the mike, answered the radio transmitting officer- and turned on the computer screen in the unmarked Plymouth. A few moments later, green LCD lines snaked across the monitor.

A female assault victim-suspected sexual trauma-no given name or age. The Party Reporting had been female and Spanish speaking. The victim had been found by the PR in a ransacked bedroom. Paramedics had been called down.

Decker made a sharp right turn and headed for the address..

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    • All is going well so far Bev, although as I haven’t followed the series from the beginning, there are one or two small gaps in the story line of the characters, which I am having to guess at. The main murder / mystery premise however, works great and I am enjoying the read.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Anne,

      Yes, I am really enjoying the story line so far and contrary to what I just replied to Bev, I am thinking that I might well have read one of the earlier books in this series, although it would have been some time ago and long before I began blogging.

      Faye is a very prolific author, as this series has moved way ahead of where I am at and is now launching the 24th story for ‘Decker and Lazarus’, together with the many independent novels she has written.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and ‘Happy Reading’

    • Hi Sassy,

      I will read across quite a variety of genres, however a good murder / mystery, or suspense / thriller, will probably always be somewhere near the top of my TBR, as I can’t go for too long without experiencing withdrawal symptoms!

      I hope that you are enjoying your chosen book, I shall be visiting soon to see exactly what it is all about 🙂

    • Hi Sherry,

      I like a book beginning which takes you straight into the story – no messing!

      I think Decker knows that he probably won’t be heading home any time soon, even though he is off duty, but that’s just how dedicated I would like to think my poilce are in helping to keep me safe!

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

    • Hi Katherine,

      I have read one or two of the ‘Kellerman’ family books over the course of the years and this post set me on a search, only to discover that I still have several books on my shelves, written by Faye herself, husband Jonathan and latterly son Jesse.

      ‘Decker’s’ reaction is how you would like to think that all police behaved, putting duty before down time, with the words themselves really setting the scene for the opening gambit in this war on crime story!

      Thanks for commenting on this week’s BBOF post, I always enjoy exchanging thoughts with you 🙂

  • I’ve not read any Kellerman. While this might be good, I know it’s one already deep into a series, so I’ll pass on it. (not always a bad thing, looking at my TBR!)

    • Hi Kelly,

      You know me by now! – God forbid that I should ever get in on a series right from episode #1 and then keep on reading in publication sequence 🙂

      This is book #5 in the Decker / Lazarus series and Faye is already up to book #24 and counting. I know I have read one of the very early books and I have several of the later stories on my shelves around the house somewhere, so there is no chance of me ever doing more than dipping in and out of the back story between the two main protagonists, which probably isn’t going to work too well, as theirs is very complex and complicated relationship.

      With three members of the Kellerman family turning out books at a phenomenal rate, I could probably read nothing but their work for the next few years and still be playing catch-up!

      I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Hi Lauren,

      It would be almost impossible for me to keep track of all the authors I would like to and sometimes I know that authors such as the three Kellermans’ are so well supported that they just wouldn’t miss my reviews too much!

      Faye’s characters of ‘Decker and Lazarus’ can really stand on their own two feet by this, book #5 in the series, so I guess that bringing things bang up to date in book#24, which is where we are now at, they will have consolidated their position near the top of the tree of fictional detectives!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great new week 🙂

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