The Burnt House

The Burnt House

Audiobook CD - 2007 | Unabridged
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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman spins a gripping tale of a modern-day nightmare that ensnares L.A. Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus in a web of secrets and murder.

A small commuter plane carrying forty-seven passengers crashes into an apartment building and L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight. The fate of the unaccounted-for flight attendant--twenty-eight-year-old Roseanne Dresden--remains a question mark more than a month after the horrific event, when the young woman's irate stepfather calls, insisting that she was never onboard the doomed plane. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive husband. But why was Roseanne's name included on the passenger list?

Under pressure to come up with answers, Decker launches an investigation that carries him down a path of tragic history, dangerous secrets, and deadly lies--and leads him to the corpse of a three-decades-missing murder victim. And as the jagged pieces slowly fall into place, a frightening picture begins to form: a mind-searing portrait of unimaginable evil that will challenge Decker and his wife, Rina's own beliefs about guilt and innocence and justice.

Combining relentless suspense with intense, multi-layered human drama The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best.

Publisher: [New York?] : Harper Audio, p2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780061256592
Branch Call Number: KEL
Characteristics: 11 compact discs


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wck Jan 07, 2013

Faye Kellerman is my favorite author, in part because she incorporates daily Jewish life in great murder mysteries.
I've noticed that a few other authors are beginning to do this on a limited basis, but there's nothing limited about Kellerman, and that's why I love to read her.
She, of course, is not the first. Harry Kemmelman(sp?) with his Rabbi David Small did it decades ago, but I always had the feeling he was trying to teach in his novels. Kellerman just hangs our daily life out there and I love it.

Mar 22, 2010

This was my first exposure to this author. She keeps you guessing and you cannot forsee where the plot is going. Although the writing is quite good, the author (editor?) fails to use the 'perfect' (pres perfect / past perfect, etc.) tenses when they are required; that is a bit annoying. The 'acting' (done by only one man) is good -- especially since there are many characters. Looking forward to another FKellerman book.

May 07, 2008

Enjoyable read. Would recommend.

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