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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Faye Kellerman Narrator: Mitchell Greenberg, Mitch Greenberg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780061546341
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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman spins a gripping tale of a modern-day nightmare that ensnares L.A. Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus in a web of secrets and murder.

A small commuter plane carrying forty-seven passengers crashes into an apartment building and L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight. The fate of the unaccounted-for flight attendant—twenty-eight-year-old Roseanne Dresden—remains a question mark more than a month after the horrific event, when the young woman's irate stepfather calls, insisting that she was never onboard the doomed plane. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive husband. But why was Roseanne's name included on the passenger list?

Under pressure to come up with answers, Decker launches an investigation that carries him down a path of tragic history, dangerous secrets, and deadly lies—and leads him to the corpse of a three-decades-missing murder victim. And as the jagged pieces slowly fall into place, a frightening picture begins to form: a mind-searing portrait of unimaginable evil that will challenge Decker and his wife, Rina's own beliefs about guilt and innocence and justice.

Combining relentless suspense with intense, multi-layered human drama The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust.” 

    Sunday Telegraph (London) 

  • “Very exciting.” 

    Daily Mail (London) 

  • “Brutal but thoughtful and well-plotted, fast-moving and well told.” 

    Observer (London)

  • “Fans of the extended Decker-Lazarus clan will enjoy catching up with old friends.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2008 Nero Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/6/2011

    " Good mystery with very little language!!! I like the way the main dective's personal life is brought into the story. It makes them a much better character. And I like all the Jewish referrences it taught me!! I will definitely go back read other of the Peter Decker Series.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 3/20/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book--easy reading, but not juvenile. Very little language and no sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/1/2011

    " I decided a few weeks ago that I needed to stop giving best sellers such high ratings......but I loved this book!! Lots going on and lots of twist and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 1/15/2011

    " I continue to enjoy this author. The combination of family and work keep this detective grounded. These two remind me of Alex and Milo in Jonathan Kellerman's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2011

    " New author to me and I really enjoyed this book. Will add her novels to my wish list at the library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2011

    " Can't find many modern mystery writers that I like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 12/29/2010

    " Not one of her best. Usually I like Faye K., but the writing in this one seemed weak. Story line still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 12/28/2010

    " The story was good but the ending was something of an anti-climax. I was expecting a bit more based on the progress of the plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 12/15/2010

    " I found that the book had too much extraneous detail, not to mention that the story itself was beyond believeable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 11/15/2010

    " I feel like the only benefit I've gotten from reading Faye Kellerman's novels is I've learned a bit about Judaism. Otherwise her plots are weak and implausable and the dialogue is awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/24/2010

    " Need to catch up with previous books of hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay | 9/24/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. It was a murder mystery which involved two murders at the same time. "

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About the Author
Author Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman is the author of the bestselling Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, the New York Times bestselling thriller Moon Music, and a historical novel, The Quality of Mercy. Her first novel, The Ritual Bath, won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel. There are more than twenty million copies of her books currently in circulation worldwide. She has also written widely acclaimed collections of short stories. She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe with her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, and their children.