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Milk and Honey #2020

Milk and Honey Sergeant Pete Decker is driving through a housing estate one night when he discovers an abandoned toddler in blood stained pyjamas As Decker and his partner Marge Dunn hunt for the child s parents

  • Title: Milk and Honey
  • Author: Faye Kellerman
  • ISBN: 9780747234302
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Milk and Honey By Faye Kellerman, Sergeant Pete Decker is driving through a housing estate one night when he discovers an abandoned toddler in blood stained pyjamas As Decker and his partner, Marge Dunn, hunt for the child s parents, the bee stings they notice all over the child s arm guide them to a honey farm set in the barren scrubland surrounding Los Angeles It s a tough landscape, populated by hard Sergeant Pete Decker is driving through a housing estate one night when he discovers an abandoned toddler in blood stained pyjamas As Decker and his partner, Marge Dunn, hunt for the child s parents, the bee stings they notice all over the child s arm guide them to a honey farm set in the barren scrubland surrounding Los Angeles It s a tough landscape, populated by hard working people with little time for city folks, so the two detectives aren t surprised when there is no welcoming party Nothing, though, has prepared them for the incredible stonewalling from the locals, nor for the grisly sight that greets them in the farmhouse But Decker and Dunn are professionals to the core and, delving deeper, find a gruesome mystery far lethal than the ordinary hornet s nest

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    1. Milk and Honey is the 3rd book in the Peter Decker Rina Lazarus mystery series In this installment Rina is living in New York with her two boys, but an event has occurred that has her come running to Los Angeles for a visit to Peter Peter determined as ever to have Rina accept his marriage proposal pulls out all the stops Meanwhile, events at work have him as exhausted as ever On the eve of Rina s visit, one of Peter s old army buddies is accused of rape Always having suspect behavior, he does n [...]

    2. You know, even for a cop Peter Decker s life isfast moving.Even on a night drive in a quiet neighborhood things will seemingly search out Peter and draw him into tragic events.Here Peter comes across a blood spattered toddler wandering a residential neighborhood in the dead of night From there he gets drawn into a convoluted case that will strain his, Rina s and hopefully your sensibilities This is a good entry to the series and as with the others I ve read so far I can recommend it There is a p [...]

    3. Ugh I was already getting irritated with some things about this series, mainly a clunky writing style and an overuse of the grittiness of LA I continued on to this book because I wanted some resolution in the romance plot, but this book convinced me that the author s treatment of gender and race is just so obnoxious that I m not going to bother sticking around, and that any resolution in the romance plot would be unsatisfying to me anyway.Also, I was expecting that a series of mysteries known as [...]

    4. This the third Faye Kellerman book that I have read By this time I have discovered that the series is about a man and a woman from two different cultures and with two different sets of emotional baggage who happen to love one another and are trying to build a life together than it is about who done it Unlike like other stories that draw their energy from the heat of conflicting values and cultures, Faye Kellerman writes her stories about the couple s efforts to build an unique and powerful rela [...]

    5. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Did you ever hear of It s so bad it s good This is one of those Totally silly and stupid, and absolutely unintentionally a riot AND it blissfully sneaks up on you The pages and chapters move along seemingly within the normal universe, but then the accumulation of silly and emotionally wrong and the sense of Wait That would never happen No one would act like that Hold on, that was too unbelievabl [...]

    6. This was my first Faye Kellerman book It was okay but I probably will not read any of her other books based upon this read Milk and Honey did not hold my interest as do many other mystery writers To me, the characters were not believable and the plot trite There were many incidents such as finding a lost child, officers being shot or injured, being attacked by swarms of bees and discovering multiple murders However, none of these happenings really had much credibility I felt the ending was predi [...]

    7. The side story of Decker s past is interesting than the actual case he is working on in this novel Murder on a bee farm could be engrossing, but somehow it is just confusing and not a satisfying conclusion I m glad that I am reading these in order because I find the romance between Peter and Rina to be an interesting one, and I am enjoying the religious discussions that come up fascinating too.

    8. The early Peter Decker Rina Lazarus novels are still the best of the lot This one was a very tangled, very good mystery to work through, as well as getting to see the tension rachetting up between Peter and Rina in their ongoing, rather troubled, courtship.

    9. Ms Kellerman gets 5 stars for a book that kept me guessing all the way through Peter finds a blood stained toddler playing in the dark of a residential area No one has reported a child missing and soon the police find out why.Meanwhile, Rina, who misses him dreadfully, comes for a visit The visit is complicated by the fact that Peter is helping Abel, an old army buddy, accused of rape Dealing with Abel awakens memories of Viet Nam that Peter would prefer would stay buried.Despite all the differe [...]

    10. Well, this book was appealing to me than the last in the series because the religious parts weren t quite so abundant and in my face I liked the story line and I was anxious to see the outcome which was discombobulated in the end The very first book that I read whose name escapes me really drew me to the characters, Decker and Rina, but I m still not as much of a fan of these earliest books in the series I suppose they will lay the ground work but it s making it hard for me to stick with the se [...]

    11. Detective Pete Decker finds a little girl on patrol one night, and in his quest to find out who she is and who she belongs to, uncovers a grisly quadruple murder scene.This is a tough review to write The overall mystery involving the little girl and the murders was good, and the only real reason I kept listening But, and this is a big one for me, Pete Decker is a pig He s verbally abusive to his fiancee on several occasions, and treats her like she s a little girl You only talk to other men if I [...]

    12. First, some background to put my review in context.About me mid 30 s, married white Australian, career military officer, non religious.Series reading history I found Book 1 quite interesting and enjoyed learning about Judaism Ambivalent about Rina because her personality couldn t be opposite mine and thought Decker was a good lead Summary would be boy meets girl, major differences to overcome in cultural and religious beliefs, good suspense in the detective mystery I found Book 2 enjoyable beca [...]

    13. Detective Pete Decker finds a little girl on patrol one night, and in his quest to find out who she is and who she belongs to, uncovers a grisly quadruple murder scene.This is a tough review to write The overall mystery involving the little girl and the murders was good, and the only real reason I kept listening But, and this is a big one for me, Pete Decker is a pig He s verbally abusive to his fiancee on several occasions, and treats her like she s a little girl You only talk to other men if I [...]

    14. This book certainly wasn t up to the standard of other crime fictions books I read by any means Perhaps my negative review is down to the fact that I didn t read the first two books of this series, in fact I ve never read a book by this author before Putting that to one side, however, I found the endless religious references terminology in this book very tedious Being an atheist myself I felt almost excluded, like I had been left out of some private joke, during most of the dialogue that involve [...]

    15. I really liked the first book in this series The second book wasn t as good, but I chalked that up to the audio format sometimes a book just isn t as good in audio format if the narrator doesn t do a good job Well, this book was on paper so I can t blame the format Peter Decker was portrayed as a horrible, overbearing, short tempered brute and Rina seemed to accept it much readily than seemed realistic for her character as portrayed so far Toward the end of the book, Peter s emotional lapse was [...]

    16. This series is a slow one for me, I only pick one up every once in a while I still find them interesting, if a little dated This one starts out with a small child that is found unsupervised in the middle of the night, which of course tugged at my heart strings The child leads Decker to a murder mystery, and along the way he s also trying to clear a fellow Vietnam vet of some nasty charges.The book jumped around a lot and just didn t leave much of an impression on me Other than the small child in [...]

    17. Peter Decker is finding his new Jewish spirituality as he prepares to marry Rina Lazurus But his job as a cop finds him looking at the harsh world too In this book he finds a little 2 year old girl wandering a neighborhood in the middle of the night In his search for the girl s family he uncovers a horrific murder scene of 4 of the girl s family members, including her parents As he and his partner unravel the crimes, Peter is asked to bail his old pal from the Vietnam War out of jail and investi [...]

    18. Decker Lazarus, Book 3Several stories in one Abe Atwater is an army buddy of Peter s when he is accused of rape assault by a prostitute, he comes to Peter for help We learn of their history in the war, Abe loses his leg, Peter saves his life.Peter stumbles upon a two year old little girl he and Marge comb the neighborhood to see if anyone can identify her Although Patty Bingham hesitates, she says no, but she suspects who the girl s father is Since the girl has various bee stings, they search ou [...]

    19. I think I used to like Faye Kellerman s books many years ago, so when this came up in a Kindle deal of the day, I went for it.I really had to struggle to finish it I found all the main characters annoying Decker was a bit of a neanderthal, in fact almost all the men were depicted that way With the exception of the female detective, all the women are treated as possessions to be protected, or problems to be dealt with Surprising to me that it was written by a woman.And I was unimpressed when the [...]

    20. I enjoyed this, but less than I remember enjoying the old Faye Kellermans Still a hundred times better than her later stuff like The Beast It was great to see Rina and Peter as actual characters again and not just as the cardboard cut outs they ve become later in the series A few of the scenes with Abel were WTF, though, especially the one with Rina in the barn I like Marge I wonder when Oliver shows up

    21. I have just as a fan of the Peter Decker Rina Lazarus books who is up to date, gone back to read the first three books Loved them and so interesting to be retrospective and find out about Peter, Rina, Cindy, Marge etc earlier on Loved the familiar LA setting, fast pace, gruesome attention to detail Fab, but also perception and intuitive, with depth and dimension than other books in this genre.

    22. I don t often give a book 5 stars If every book was a 5 star book, the 5 star rating wouldn t mean much any What amazed me about this book was the intricate weaving of subplots with the main plot a found toddler, a multiple murder, an old army buddy accused of rape, and the ongoing saga of Peter Decker s relationship with Rina Lazarus The warp and weft of all the strands came together well, keeping me turning the pages to a fully satisfying denouement.

    23. I am really enjoying this series and the third installment of this series is the best so far Peter and Rena are a great couple and I love the little romance thrown into a police procedural I love the team that surrounds Peter and the mysteries that he solves I love that Peter is a multi dimensional character who struggles with reconciling his past with his present and trying to forge a future with Rena and her boys Cannot wait to read the next book.

    24. I am really getting hooked on this series Although the books can be read as stand alones, they are much better when read in sequence This is the third in the series and the quality improves as they go along The characters are genuine and quite likeable.

    25. I don t normally read mysteries, so I think I missed a lot of nuances in this book the Orthodox Judaism, the difficulty in relationships, Vietnam, etc must have supplemented the main plot in some way I m not sure I would buy another of Kellerman s books it didn t really get me at the end.

    26. I love Faye Kellerman s books, but I am always just a touch disappointed in the endings, in particular the way the perpetrator is revealed I think this one facet of her books could be handled differently, in order to create emotional impact.

    27. I am reading this before the food Wine challenge.Faye Kellerman s books are always to fascinating to me I know very little about Judaism and her books really delve into it The mystery was not much of a who dun it, but the back story was interesting.

    28. Another good Decker Lazarus novel, but not my favorite I was a big fan of the beginning and all the mysteries, but not so much a fan of the ending and the answers to the mysteries I really felt like there should have been a better culprit A bit lazy in that way.

    29. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, especially the nuance in Rina and Decker s relationship Watch out if you are bee phobic I practically had to hide this book from my wife who has jumped out of moving cars to get away from a bee

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