The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Book - 2021
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Detectives Peter Decker and Tyler McAdams link two suspicious disappearances from an assisted living facility to the case of three missing campers, before the reappearance of a foster son's biological mother upends Decker's home life.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062910455
0062910450
Branch Call Number: F KELLERMAN
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm.

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DWW_lvccld
May 27, 2021

I've always enjoyed the Decker/Lazarus books, but I think they are are just about worn out, as may be Faye Kellerman writing them.

I don't remember Peter and Rina being so testy with each other, nor do I remember such rather ugly sarcasm between Decker and McAdams. This is what really led to my meager 3 stars.

The main plot of 'The Lost Boys' is a missing developmentally disabled man, which should have been good jumping off point. But the story and the case went around in circles, finally encompassing a 10 year old missing persons case. Both this new case and the old case have unsatisfying endings, one of them left unfinished.

Further the re-introduction of the storyline of Gabe, his errant mother and criminal father is odd and also left unfinished as Peter and Rina "take a few weeks off" due to a too hurried and surprise move by Peter, another unfinished story line late in the book.

I honestly don't remember Faye Kellerman leaving us with such unsatisfying cliff-hangers in past books, let alone so many of them.

From Peter to Rina to McAdams to Gabe to the minor characters, the conversations are stilted and the emotional reactions from them are lacking, atypical, impatient and snarky.

Unfortunately, this left 'The Lost Boys' all over the place with the most lost being Peter. Peter was best in LA. He was best with his growing family around him and he was best with his daughter born before Rina. No longer having any of that he is no longer is best.

3 stars (less)

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Apr 09, 2021

I was so excited to get this latest Decker novel with all my favourite characters only to be SO DISAPPOINTED that it was a Part 1 of a continuing story. I do not remember any of Faye Kellerman's books not being a complete story, so this was quite a let-down. The story itself became a little monotonous in places and I'm wondering why Kellerman just did not tighten the writing and finish the story rather than stretching it into another book.

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nelll
Apr 07, 2021

I’ve read every book about the Deckers....but this one was a bit draggy...obviously there’s a continuous book coming....but it was rather boring...hopefully the next one will be more exciting...

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LuvReadingStuff
Apr 06, 2021

My first time reading these characters. Found the story dragging on a bit.

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amoeba
Mar 08, 2021

Be prepared. This is a “to be continued” story. It ends in the middle of one of the book’’s plots.

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maipenrai
Jan 21, 2021

I have been following the lives of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus for almost 35 years and always look forward to the next book in the series. This mystery was OK, but I prefer the books when Rina is more involved. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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maipenrai
Feb 25, 2020

I have been following the lives of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus for almost 35 years and always look forward to the next book in the series. This mystery was OK, but I prefer the books when Rina is more involved. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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