I’ve never read a Faye Kellerman book before. It isn’t what I would consider ‘my type of book,’ but I can’t say no to free and it looked like an easy and unchallenging read. That is probably the highest praise I can give this book, because it wasn’t compelling or exciting. This one turned out to be Meh. Apparently this series of books follows Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus; however, this book follows Peter’s daughter as she begins her rookie year in the good old LAPD.
Cynthia Decker has an ivy league education, a fact that comes up far too often in this novel. She is supposed to be written as an independent woman who takes no nonsense. Sadly, she came across as a needy and insecure teenager. As she works on her job it becomes apparent that someone is stalking her. The stalking is somehow linked to a car jacking investigation that her dad happens to be working on. Instead of discussing the stalking with her colleagues, she decides to try to go it alone. Are we sensing cliches left and cliches right? You are not alone. The plot was so/so and the characters didn’t exactly appeal to me. Kellerman explained far too much by using dialogue and rarely ever set a scene. I felt like all these conversations were taking place in various vacuums.
In short, this book took no time at all to read, and that was a good thing. It didn’t interest me in reading anything else by Kellerman but suspense book fans might enjoy it.