Read & Reviewed

“Blood Games” – Faye Kellerman

Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus NovelGun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In South Africa, this book is published under the name “Blood Games” – it should come with a warning label.

Frankly this is the worse book from Faye Kellerman I have ever read. I felt compelled to finish it as I have always loved the author.

The relationship between Gabe and Yasmine started off rather sweet but quickly turned very un Faye Kellerman like. I am a Mom of many teenagers and am by no stretch a woman who is close minded when it comes to sexual intimacy. I am also not naive in thinking my children are angels. I love sex as much as any playboy funny but honestly, I have no desire to read about Gabe’s (15) constant ‘boners’ and Yasmine’s (14) wetness.

Eventually I got so irritated that I started skipping the pages about the teenage love scenes and focussed on the crime solving. Dylan was a well-developed character. Even Cam I could picture. The rest of the ‘mafia’ was just too many names with no faces or character traits.

The second suicide was not well resolved or explained at all. The introduction to the character was sufficient and then she got lost somewhere. Her death was not solved, but hinted at. It felt incomplete with far too little sympathy or understanding for the illness.

If you are a serious Faye Kellerman fan of the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus thrillers, you can skip this one.

No thrill.

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