Killing Season By Faye Kellerman: Review/Giveaway

Dec 2, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Theodore Feit

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Killing Season, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Turning her attention away from the long-standing series featuring Decker and Lazarus, Faye Kellerman has written a standalone involving a serial killer and rapist, a teenager obsessed with finding the murderer, first love, and hanky-panky goings-on in high school. It makes for good reading throughout the rather bulky book. book

The start of it all is the rape and murder of 16-year-old Ellen Vicksburg in a small town in New Mexico, not far from Las Alamos. Her younger brother, Ben, devotes his entire energy into finding her killer, amassing a vast amount of information during the next four years, despite warnings by police to stay away from such involvement and frustrated by the lack of progress by these same officials. A mathematical genius, his analytical mind perceives patterns detectives miss.

The love story, as it may be, is gushy, and the sex and switching aspects of the high school students add nothing to the novel. On the other hand, when the author devotes her energy to the crime story she excels. The detail and progress of Ben’s investigations are riveting, although the conclusion might seem a cliché to some. Over-all, however, a fine effort, and recommended.

To enter to win a copy of Killing Season, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “killing,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 9, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they’re now retired, they’re able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.


  1. I have read some of Faye Kellerman’s previous books. This plot has an interesting collection of characters so has to be a great read. Merry Christmas to All!

  2. Sounds like a great story for a winter’s night. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  3. I have read every one of Faye Kellerman’s books! I will look forward to this one even though it not a Decker/Lazarus book. Thanks for the review. debbie (dot)erickson14 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I haven’t read anything by Faye Kellerman yet. This looks like a good book to start.

  5. We have a winner!

  6. I love the Decker/Lazarus series, grabbed this book thinking it was another one and after initial disappointment I got pulled into these characters and storyline until I reached my ultimate stage of reading, a book so good I didn’t want it to end. Please give us another Vicks story, There must be some mysteries at Cal Tech!


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