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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn’t know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home - and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim’s outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom. But when Lilah’s dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker’s world will be severely rocked - as the “false prophet’s” secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman... and point a killer toward Decker’s own vulnerable family.

Solve another case with Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus.
©1992 Faye Kellerman (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Like the characters

Please the morose music is annoying. This was okay but a stretch. The others in this series were better. I do like the reader. I will move forward to the next in the series, last chance!

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Very entertaining!

Another good book in the Peter Decker / Rina Lazarus series. This one had more humor and not as gruesome as other books in the series.

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Great in spite of being over 20 years old!

I normally don't like books this old, but once I got past wanting them to pick up a cell phone, I really enjoyed it! LOL

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Such a Disappointment

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No - it was truly awful. I have started the series and really enjoyed the other books, this one was nothing like the others.

Would you ever listen to anything by Faye Kellerman again?

Yes

Which character – as performed by Mitchell Greenberg – was your favorite?

Decker and Lazarus.

Could you see False Prophet being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Please no....

Any additional comments?

This book was such an awful and stupid plot line. I agree with others that the ending was a disappointment. I really hated the characters - predictable and boring people. Just not up to par with the other books.

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Least Favorite

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I think tbis is an earlier book and I didnt enjoy the sexual content and language just didnt think it was necessary and found the story not up to the quality of others I have read and enjoyed

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Going to continue reading others oldest to newest

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Confusing Finish

I found the end of this book a little confusing because I - put it down for a few days, then forgot who was who when I picked it up again.

Nevertheless I love the series, but after 5 books in a row I need a break.

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No tantrums but an unsatisfactory ending

Decker finally learned to behave. Rina . and the boys are enjoying his home and are melding the four of them into a family.

The wrongdoing characters, on the other hand are bizarre beyond belief. Having said that, their antics are amusing and the explanation of the crime supports the development of the weirdness.

I am, however, a Pollyanna and would have liked the guilty parties to receive their comeuppance. I suppose some of them do -- but not the ones who annoyed me most.

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Disappointing Ending

It was a slow start, but it ended too much too quickly. It made for a disappointing ending. This is one of the few Peter Decker books I won't revisit.

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Love the performance

This story had too manytwists and turns but excellent reading & performance! Kind of confusing but I loved the narrator.

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  • Kelly
  • Colorado Springs
  • 12-18-13

getting to know Marge Dunn

Ms Kellerman is a master at driving the story with both the professional lives of her main characters along with the personal lives of the family. I continue to enthrall in the exposure to the world of Jewish Orthodoxy, and I think that even when the mystery itself doesn't capture my attention the characters still do. Plus this fifth novel in the series lets us explore the partnership between Peter and Marge more than in any of the previous books.