The Hunt: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels, 27)
It is so disappointing when a book starts out with a powerful story and then comes to a complete halt about a third of the way through. Faye Kellerman’s book,The Hunt, has two stories going on at one time, and both of them flop. In one story, a violent sex addict and brothel owner named Chris saves his ex-wife Teresa after she is beaten within inches of her life and then proceeds to save her son from kidnappers. He rapes and sodomizes her in the book, and there are way too many unnecessary disgusting graphic sex scenes in the book. Chris and Teresa have a son named Gabe, who is an adult. They left Gabe with Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina when he was young, and they raised him to be a wonderful young man. The other half of the story is about a case Decker is working on with his partner. I kept thinking Decker’s case, and Chris and Teresa’s situation would cross at some point in the story but to no avail. Both stories were flat as could be, and I found myself wanting to speed through the end because it was just more sex and repetitive conversations between characters. Not a great read at all.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller