5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot with an interesting twists
This book, kept me reading from start to finish. I only put the book down a few times, to finish some work and the usual living pleasantries. Other than regular life necessities, I couldn't stop reading - read it within 2 days.
If you love the Decker & Rina series, you have to read this book. You cannot skip this read, onto others. It is a continual great,...
Published on Feb 26 2003 by Eve Ng
3.0 out of 5 stars Sort of derivative, but decent book anyway
There really isn't a whole lot of suspense in the book. It is almost impossible to not know what is going to happen at the end, though I will not tell you anyway. The book focuses on a disaffected Orthodox Jewish youth who gets mixed up with a psychopath. Although it discusses some of the issues, in general, as to what could cause this young man to act as he does, it...
Published on Mar 4 2004 by PGMS
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sort of derivative, but decent book anyway,
This review is from: Day of Atonement (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)There really isn't a whole lot of suspense in the book. It is almost impossible to not know what is going to happen at the end, though I will not tell you anyway. The book focuses on a disaffected Orthodox Jewish youth who gets mixed up with a psychopath. Although it discusses some of the issues, in general, as to what could cause this young man to act as he does, it really talks more about why the psycho is crazy than why the youth runs away from home.
The ability for the hero of the tome, Peter Decker to find his quarry is beyond belief, even for Hollywood. The guy obviously has the hearing of a canine in being able to tell what street corner the kid is calling from.
There is an interesting and gripping adoption line as well. Decker is adopted, was born Jewish, brought up Baptist, and now married into an ultra-Orthodox family. I have not read the other books in the series, but how he really feels about that could have been better developed as well.
Overall, the book was simple to figure out, but the writing was good enough and close enough to home to me to give it three stars.
2.0 out of 5 stars YAWN...,
NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS YOU'RE INTO THE SERIES.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Shocking and Full of Suspense,
The book was extremely exciting...quite a page turner. We join Peter and Rina in Brooklyn while they are celebrating their honeymoon. They are visiting Rina's ex-in-laws during the holidays of Rosh HaShanah. During the holidays a young man turns up missing and Decker starts the trial to find him.
Unfortunatley, the young man, Noam, has crossed paths with a psychopath who gets immense joys from gutting live fish. Will Decker rescue him in time?
The book is well worth the time spent reading it...you will come away from it with a smile on your face as well. PLUS, get some tissues for the last chapter...it is joyously sad.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot with an interesting twists,
If you love the Decker & Rina series, you have to read this book. You cannot skip this read, onto others. It is a continual great, insight into the Rina & Decker characters, perhaps pulling at the heartstrings of those who have been adopted, along with those whom have had to give their child up to adoption.
Kellerman also, does well portraying not just the dark sides of the human conditions, but the repentance of our own kharma. She does well diving into the saddness and lonliness, of what can happen to a naive mind gone ary, exposing & plungging one into the dark twisted emotional psychosis of human nature.
At this point I'm only missing 4 books to complete this series. I'll own them all before long!
5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual honeymoon!,
These subplots wind neatly around one another and, as usual the reader is treated to lots of interesting background about Orthodox Jewish custom. Rina and Peter go through some difficult moments as she wants to help in the investigation and Peter does not want her put in danger. All in all, this is a satisfying read and it makes me look forward to reading the rest of the series.
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT GOOD, BUT NOT BAD,
Peter (LAPD) & Rina Decker are on their honeymoon in Rina's hometown, so the references to Orthodox Jews are virtually the book on its own. While Peter is grappelling with Judasim and all its words (that for a non-Jew, gets very frustrating at times) he seems to be also be searching for a runaway teenage boy & here is where the story starts to get interesting. The boy (Noam) is his half-nephew who has seemed to have hooked up with another teenage pyscho who likes filleting gay men. So, Peter, has to spend his honeymoon looking for Noam and his friend, Hersh.
Bascially, the entire book is about Peter's search for Noam, Hersh, his r'ship with his wife, her family, his struggle with the religion and his first meeting with his 'real' other.
Unfortunately, Kellerman spends way too long on the Judaism and not enough on the actual story & I had read books from her that don't involve Rina, and they are fantastic!
Overall this is an ok book. If you are looking for great crime fiction, then look towards Michael Connelly or John Sandford but if you are looking for light crime with a heavy dash of religion, then this is the book for you!
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter & Rina finally tie the Knot!,
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of the series,
5.0 out of 5 stars Characters with surprising depth; intriguing plot,
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Author,
By A Customer
I have read Ms. Kellerman's books from start to present and I cannot begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed not only the storyline, but the developement of her characters. Ms. Kellerman also introduced me to a marvelously different culture.
The way in which her characters evolve is wonderful.
I can only hope for more to come from Ms. Kellerman.
Bravo!!, not only for your latest contribution, but also for your continuity.
I truly enjoy the fact that you do not seem to tire of your continuing characters, but rather enrich them and continue to make them elvolving.
Ms. Kellerman; thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Day of Atonement by Faye Kellerman (Hardcover - Jun 1991)
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