Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.
On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, the clean-cut kid is linked to the criminal world.
Walking Shadows is another brilliantly addictive novel in the Decker/Lazarus series from Faye Kellerman- personally I love this dynamic duo who I’ve followed for years since that very first meeting in book one.
Each mystery is intriguing and unpredictable, alongside that we have the family life behind the scenes and one of the things that keeps bringing me back to these books is the solid relationship between Pete and Rina, one we can all aspire to.
In this instalment Pete finds a body and gets caught up in a 20 year old case, the resolution of which is blurry at best. Caught between two precincts, politics and cover ups seem to be the order of the day.
The plotting is clever, the writing as always is wonderful and returning to Decker’s world is always one of the highlights of my year.
Completely recommended as a series.