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Walking Shadows

By: Faye Kellerman
Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
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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 20 years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times best-selling 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. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, very much alive. 

The experienced detective knows there’s more to this homicide case than the records show. As he digs into Gratz’s past, Decker begins to suspect that the son’s murder may be connected to the father’s sins. Before he can put together the pieces, Decker finds out that one of Brady Neil’s friends, Joseph Boch - aka Boxer - has gone missing. Heading to Boch’s house with his temporary new partner, Hamilton PD cop Lenora Baccus, they discover a bloodbath.

Who would savagely kill two innocent men - and why? Finding the answers will require all of Decker’s skill and knowledge, the help of his fellow Greenbury detectives, Tyler McAdams and Kevin Butterfield, and information gleaned from his wife Rina’s behind-the-scenes investigation to put all the pieces of this deadly puzzle together... and see justice done.

©2018 Plot Line, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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I miss the good old days…

I like this series and enjoyed the book, but I would have enjoyed it much more if I was better able to keep track of who is who!

What I used to like most about this series was the day-to-day life of Rina and Peter, but this thread has vanished and that’s too bad. The kids are gone and Rina is little more than a saccharine, sandwich making machine. UGH such a shame.

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Great to have Narrator back

I have loved this series since it began. The stories always get you caught up in the intrigue, and the characters are rich and varied. It was frustrating to have the narrator change because none of the characters 'sounded' right, and it impeded my enjoyment of the last few books. I'm delighted to be able to enjoy this story with the original narrator. Thanks for bringing him back.

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Dangling threads

Not up to par. Too many subplots left dangling. Decker out of LA is a pale copy of the original.

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I love Decker and Rina!!!

I had been waiting on this book for months. I've read/listened to this series from the beginning. Some were good, some were great and some were just ok but I've stayed with them all. I started with this series because of Jonathan Kellerman and I liked the plug in this book for the Alex Delaware series. 😄 I love Ms. Kellerman's writing and this couple. They love and support each other and have been together for a very long time. And Decker is like a pit bull when he has a case. And adding Harvard to the series when they moved added an interesting new character to the writing. I miss Cindy his daughter sometimes but she had a role in this book too. I really liked the complex characters and guessing the bad guys. Thanks for another good story. Well done and enjoyed each chapter.

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Tough one

Been reading Kellerman forever--this was a disappointment--story just never gained a "flow" character development poor-had an extremely difficult time listening

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Unpredictable storyline, prepare for many F-bombs

I liked the storyline. As usual, Faye Kellerman presents a complex yet unpredictable storyline. The narration by M. Greenberg was good but but there were a few times that the characters were undetectable, sounded too similar, which was slightly confusing to listener. After reading/listening to every Peter Decker&Decker/Lazarus book, I noted that this one contains A LOT of profanity. Earlier books seemed to include more cultural background, probably less from the detectives and criminals or suspected criminals. In comparison, to her other relative’s books, F. Kellerman’s earlier books contain more cultural info, more conversations with characters who were family or religious and less conversations with characters that peppered every sentence with strong profanity. Perhaps, the change is to make characters more believable, realistic with the times. Book is definitely not one to listen to in the presence of children unless you use or permit this type of language. All in all, I rate storyline/mystery an “A”, language PG-13, narration “B+”

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I hated the narrator's voice

The narrator was a terrible actor and has one of those "game show" voices. Not appropriate for this type of narration.

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Boring narrator

I’ve read many of the Decker books and always enjoyed them. This rating may not be fair, because the narrator was so boring that I quit listening and will return the book.

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An okay whodunnit

This was an entertaining listen. While not exactly a riveting, edge of your seat mystery, it keeps you guessing. Not everything is wrapped up neatly at the end.

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Juvenile writing; cardboard cutout characters

There is little that a performer can do with a poorly written book. The characters were one dimensional, and their dialogue was unrealistic and written at a juvenile level. The story had unnecessary complexities that were not resolved. I do not recommend this book.

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