New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman spins a gripping tale of a modern-day nightmare that ensnares LA 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 LAPD 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 mystery for more than a month after the horrific event. Then 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. 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 Rina’s own beliefs about guilt, innocence, and justice.
Combining relentless suspense with intense, multilayered human drama The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best.
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