Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review: Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman

Title: Blindman's Bluff
Author: Faye Kellerman
Year Published: 2009

Genre: Adult fiction (mystery)
Pages: 489
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2016 Google Reading map)USA (CA)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the back of the book): A 3 am phone call summons LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker to the well-fortified Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey. A grisly scene awaits: Kaffey and his wife dead, gunned down along with four employees. A philanthropist known for extending second chances to delinquents--many of whom he had hired for his personal security--the wealthy businessman died badly in what had to be an inside job. Perhaps even deeper inside than anyone imagines.

At first the darkness enveloping this horrible multiple murder cannot touch Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus, who's serving on a jury in an LA courthouse. But a chance meeting and a request for help from a court translator is leading Rina straight into the heart of her husband's investigation--and directly into the path of relentless, cold-blooded killers.

Review: I can't believe I haven't read this Kellerman book yet; I thought I had read them all. Obviously, I am a huge Faye Kellerman fan. I like her two main characters--Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus--and their family. I like Peter's co-workers, Marge and Oliver. And I like the stories, which always seem to be different and interesting.

This novel has lots of twists and turns, with a ton of characters, all of whom could be guilty. And it doesn't seem too far-fetched that all of these people could have been involved. When you have billions of dollars at stake, a few family members running a company, and a large staff of stable hands, grounds keepers, security folks, and maids, there is just too much opportunity for things to go wrong. And wrong they did in this mystery!

If you like detective novels and want to get to know a family along the way, I highly recommend Faye Kellerman's.

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