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STALKER
FAYE KELLERMAN
ISBN# (10): 0-380-81769-1/ (13): 978-0-380-81769-6 Paperback
ISBN# (10): 0-060-56605-1/ (13): 978-0-060-56605-0 E-Book
June 26, 2007
AVON (HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022-5299
Paperback (Mass Market) and E-Book
$7.99 U.S./$10.99 Canada
448 Pages
Fiction/Mystery/Suspense
Rating: 5 Cups

Cynthia Decker decides to become a rookie with the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. Being the daughter of Decker does not sit too well with some of the people in the unit. Some believe Miss College Graduate should not be on the police force.

Police Lieutenant Peter Decker is on a case to find some carjackers. The last victim is indeed fortunate to be alive. He is not too happy daughter, Cindy, wishes to join in the police ranks but nonetheless he is proud of her.

Cindy is determined to be the best cop, just like her dad, Decker, even though he is against it. Her partner Graham Beaudry treats her with respect but that could be because of her father. Sgt. Trooper keeps a keen eye on her and her work. He is not a stupid man. With street smarts, he knows how others operate but never ruffle his feathers. Cindy wants the people she works with to understand she is there to stand on her two feet, and not to look to her as her Decker’s daughter. She is not the rich kid that everyone makes her out to be. Her father worked through the ranks and she intends to do the same. When things start moving around in her apartment and her personal effects are damaged, Cindy faces reality she is being stalked. Someone is not happy with her and wishes her off the police force. Unfortunately, Decker has his own problems after another carjacking and cannot be there 24/7 for her. Farin Henley is lucky to be alive, after a near escape. All she thought about was the safety of her child and Decker has to find the perpetrators. He knows they are up against pros but when Cindy is threatened; nothing is more frightening then not being there for your child.

I thought I had read some great suspense tales until I read Stalker. WOW, this one had me on the edge completely. The main and secondary characters are driven and the storyline was like an addiction. The conversation with Decker, when he was talking with wife, Rina, over Cindy’s whereabouts blew me away. The intensity was enough to practically put me inside the book with them. I could feel for Cindy as she thought on keeping her emotions hid like her dad. Cindy is high-spirited and strong and I love her character. Faye Kellerman hooked me in this awe-consuming read. The adrenalin rush is really intense. The way she blends family, values and devotion is not only emotionally strong for the reader but really seasons the mystery. She keeps the reader guessing until all the missing pieces of the puzzle are connected. This extraordinary read engages.

Cherokee
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