Bone Box

Bone Box

A Decker/Lazarus Novel

Book - 2017
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On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. Immediately, she calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD, now working for the local Greenbury Police. Within hours, a vista of beauty and tranquility is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. The body has been interred for years and there is scant physical evidence at the gravesite: a youthful skeleton, a skull wound and long dark strands of hair surrounding the bony frame. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate - a well-known and well-respected consortium of higher learning where Rina works. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Short-staffed and with no convenient entry into the colleges, Decker enlists Rina's help to act as the eyes and ears of campus gossip. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of steely suspects and untouchable academics, Decker, McAdams, and Rina race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.
Published: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062424969
0062424963
Branch Call Number: F KEL
Characteristics: 414 pages ;,24 cm

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njon38
Jul 29, 2017

I have really enjoyed previous Decker/Lazarus novels. I've really enjoyed the discussion about staying kosher while working a murder case. This on just was not up to snuff. The relationship between Peter Decker and his wife Rina was just off and pretty annoying.

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NickyRach
Jun 14, 2017

I haven't read Faye Kellerman's books for a number of years, and Peter is no longer with the LAPD. Now, in his retirement, he works as a detective in Greenbury NY. I really enjoyed this mystery thriller. It was a fast read. Four Stars!

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Libbyann1
May 29, 2017

Very disappointing.
I have found that although some of Fay's books are good, this story could have been written by a high school student.
It incorporates many of the current social issues in ways that don't make sense but seem to be used just to advance the story line. I stopped reading after a few pages.

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Heatherlee73
Feb 12, 2017

Receiving this book as an ARC, I had not read Faye Kellerman's Decker series for a while. This offering did not disappoint. Excellent read. A well done plot, rich characters, and good writing with twists makes this series a joy to read.
Now I must go back and catch up on the books I missed.
Mystery fans- enjoy.

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