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Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman

Day of Atonement (1991)

by Faye Kellerman

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Series: Decker/Lazarus (4)

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A nice book. A bit predictable, but interesting and exiting enough to keep me reading. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Aug 8, 2015 |
Peter and Rina are now married (the author can fit a full book in between each of her books - so many things happen and just get mentioned) and they will spend their honeymoon in New York - with her family (her dead first husband parents) - noone said that this is an easy relationship. And as little fun as such honeymoon is, a boy disappears and there went the honeymoon. The action soon moves to LA (how convenient - after all Peter is a detective there.. seriously though the explanation why LA is pretty good :) ) and the police thriller is in full swing again. But not before Decker meets his biological mother (and talk to her) - in a totally strange way.

Nice and enjoyable read. ( )
  AnnieMod | Mar 27, 2015 |
One big coincidence at the start of the book---which is perfectly acceptable: Peter's birth mother just happens to be a friend of his wife's former in-laws. Also typos and one mistake: Peter says there's a full moon during Rosh Hashanah when he and Rina make love---yes, I know, that's not what I'm supposed to be paying attention to. And lots of curse words and some major unpleasantness. But the book also deals with secrets and how keeping them diminishes you, but how sharing them risks ruining your life.
  raizel | Jun 20, 2014 |
  cavlibrary | Jun 3, 2013 |
Of the Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus novels I've read, I think this one is definitely the best. Many novels that blend a personal character story for the protagonists into a crime story rarely end up being successful, but this one definitely accomplishes what Faye Kellerman intended.

Peter & Rina are newly married and honeymooning in Brooklyn with her first husband's family. (Yes, that's a recipe for success, isn't it?!) When he suddenly recognizes that friend of the family and neighbor is the woman who gave him up for adoption, Peter experiences a strong desire to get the hell out of Dodge. But professional responsibilities intrude when his expertise is needed to find a missing boy, who just happens to be his nephew---even though no one other than Rina knows it.

From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Peter follows the breadcrumbs the missing boy leaves behind. The resolution is both heartbreaking and uplifting. ( )
  libraryman_76021 | May 21, 2013 |
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Faye Kellermanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franci-Ekeler, ElsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Greenberg, MitchellNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simmons, JoieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York -- or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now Decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.

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Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker tracks a runaway teenager from his Orthodox Jewish home to murder in Los Angeles.

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