• False Prophet

  • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn’t know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home - and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim’s outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom. But when Lilah’s dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker’s world will be severely rocked - as the “false prophet’s” secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman... and point a killer toward Decker’s own vulnerable family.

Solve another case with Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus.
©1992 Faye Kellerman (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Great books

I'm hooked - cant wait to start the next book. I feel like I know all these characters personally.

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Wanted to give False Prophet five stars, BUT....

I've read most of this series in print before, but wanted to reread them before picking up the ones that I hadn't read yet. I like the narrator but my husband doesn't. Un fortunately, the music between chapters is HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. When it begins. it's louder than the text. causing the sound to suddenly blast. It's very frustrating! Then. after the next chapter begins the music doesn't stop, so it's hard to understand what the narrator is saying!

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Average book

Finally the culprit is not revealed in the middle of the book. UR able to do some guess work. But still no detective work is present. Just thorough investigation.

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No Place Like Home

The family of perps is totally outrageous. Depicting frustration is masterful. The conclusion is realistic. This Decker/Lazarus is very satisfying.

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Good book, lazy ending

Satisfactorily intriguing but the story ends as though the author (one of my favorites) responded to her own dinner bell : I’ll be there in a minute, I’ve put enough time into this ... the mystery here is, in fact, how can this mess be unraveled and resolved in a way that assures some appropriate exposure and punishment for the bad (at least the worst) and some degree of recovery and path to survival for the used and abused - and no answer is provided

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Good book

I didn’t care for narrator. Story line interesting but not great. Did enjoy hearing the book.

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OK. I Am Officially Hooked

I know that I am hooked when I have 100+ unheard titles in my library, yet I keep getting books from this series. The author knows how to draw me into each character and, at the same time, I view them through the eyes of Detective Decker. I really enjoy the way Rina supports her husband and helps solve case with tips and pointers and with some direct investigation, much to the occasional consternation of her husband. I love the way Decker and Marge theorize about the cases and bounce ideas off each other out until the hit on what they the correct solution to the case.

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Love Peter and Rina

I'm rereading all of the Peter Decker books in order. Love the characters although this was not Ms Kellerman's strongest story.

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Predictable story line and boring

The narrator was good, I think he’s a good story teller but the story line is boring, predictable and not entertaining at all. I think that Faye is copying her husbands line of writing which is sad because not all of his Psychological thrillers are interesting, they are way too long with minimal context. This story could have been cut down by a few hours if some of the blah blah would have been cut out.
I am going to return this book because I know I wouldn’t want to listen to it again.

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Like the characters

Please the morose music is annoying. This was okay but a stretch. The others in this series were better. I do like the reader. I will move forward to the next in the series, last chance!