Walking Shadows

Walking Shadows

A Decker/Lazarus Novel

eBook - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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 twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling 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.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2018.
ISBN: 9780062425317
Characteristics: 432 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
May 11, 2019

Peter Decker is as consistent and interesting as ever and I was not disappointed.

Apr 25, 2019

Unlike previous books of this series, I found this one poorly written. I wasn't even sure it was written by Faye Kellerman. To make matters worse, the reader of the audio version did not help (he was boring at best) but this may be because the quality of the writing was so juvenile.
As I had just previously listened to Bone Box, read by Richard Ferrone, the difference in quality was striking

Apr 11, 2019

It was hard to concentrate on the story of 'Walking Shadows' which is unusual for Faye Kellerman because usually her plots are tightly woven. The are a bevy of family members (of good guys, bad guys and victims!); it's hard to sort them all out and remember who belongs to whom ... and why, especially when all their names are similar and start with the same letter. Also, a character pivotal to the story (and possibly Decker via his daughter) literally walks away toward the end, never to be seen again and no one knows where? No one asks?

I thought the passage of a witness telling Decker to read Alex Delaware novels was funny, BUT did Faye forget he actually consulted/worked with Alex and Sturgis in a previous story? Evidently. How did an editor not catch that?

Peter Decker is wasted in a small town. It might be time to let him retire.

3.5 stars,because this book was slow going for me and shouldn't have been.

Jan 04, 2019

Meh ~ I've read all the Decker/Lazarus books, and while I do appreciate that Faye Kellerman has "aged" the duo appropriately, I was sorry to see that Rina has been reduced to a footnote of her former self. The story itself was interesting (as always) but I wasn't at all captivated by it. I found myself longing for more of a story line for Rina as well as more lessons in the Jewish faith (which as someone whose knowledge of the Jewish faith was limited to generalities such as matzoh and bagels) I thought was an ingenious way to introduce it to the masses. Anyway, it was worth the read but I honestly don't see where the author can take this formerly dynamic duo from here nor do I think I care.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top