Bone Box by Faye Kellerman
A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

63%

6 Critic Reviews

A low-concept small-town procedural that delivers more authenticity than suspense, with so many forgettable suspects, witnesses, and potential victims that you’ll need a grade book to keep them straight.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman’s bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight.

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.

 

About Faye Kellerman

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FAYE KELLERMAN lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman in Los Angels, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Published February 28, 2017 by William Morrow. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Bone Box
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Kirkus

Below average
on Dec 08 2016

A low-concept small-town procedural that delivers more authenticity than suspense, with so many forgettable suspects, witnesses, and potential victims that you’ll need a grade book to keep them straight.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Apr 19 2017

The plot line unfolds predictably, and there’s no real emotional tension, despite a spat between Peter and Rina over watching TV.

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Huffington Post

Good
Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on Mar 10 2017

Faye Kellerman’s novels are addictive. Once you read one you have to read all the others. She is unique in her presentation of characters in sometimes gruesome crime stories. She humanizes them all, even those that are the worst in our society. To read her books is to know her. At least that is the way she makes me feel.

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Bestsellersworld

Above average
Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair on Mar 21 2017

In spite of the odd ending and the shifts in the series, I still love the books but I look on them differently now.

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The Daily News

Above average
Reviewed by REGINA M. ANGELI on Apr 22 2017

Faye Kellerman’s best-selling series featuring ex-LAPD Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, continues...Readers of the Decker/Lazarus novels will enjoy their new home and stories set in upstate New York.

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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Feb 28 2017

In this new installment, a hike in the woods leads to the discovery of a killing ground. When it comes to delivering gripping drama and intricate mysteries, Kellerman can’t be beat!

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