ISBN# (10): 0-380-73084-7 / (13): 978-0-380-73084-1 Paperback
ISBN# (10): 0-060-56593-4 / (13): 978-0-060-56593-0 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
Rating: 4 Cups
Police Lieutenant Peter Decker, with LAPD’s homicide, is furious after learning that Rina’s storefront synagogue has been desecrated. It is an event that has hit hard in their family. He and Rina work together to unlock the reason behind the destruction.
Ernesto Golding did not appear to be a thug or anyone that might wish to harm Jews. He wants to keep his grades up to get into the Ivies but one never knows what plays in the mind of rich kids or any kids for that matter.
The Jewish population had been rocked by hate crimes in L.A.’s West Valley area, and after Rina receives a phone call from the police, not her lieutenant husband but rather the police, she is faced with another obstacle. The center is a refuge for all people and since Rina’s name was an emergency contact she was phoned. The police continue to tell her the place has been vandalized, and they use the word repeatedly. Rina cannot believe all the derogatory slogans plastered everywhere. Even the religious books are torn and shredded. It is a sickening sight. One thing found stolen was a silver benediction cup. Decker is more than angry to learn about the synagogue. It is imperative he find the perpetrator and it seems to point to Ernesto, a seventeen-year-old rich kid. But it leads to more than just mere vandalism after some vicious murders at a camp with problematic children. Decker and Rina work double time to help unravel the reasoning behind the events that leads to more sinister developments no one ever imagined.
The Forgotten is yet another remarkable installment by Faye Kellerman. This time she pulls Decker and Rina into tighter issues surrounding the family. She is a talented author who holds no punches when it comes to suspense and intrigue. The in-depth characters of Decker and Rina allow the reader to feel their emotions after such an atrocious crime. Ms. Kellerman carefully orchestrates a clever plot and well-rounded secondary characters that bring action, tension and suspense all together while keeping the reader entertained.
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