Start reading Day of Atonement on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Day of Atonement

Day of Atonement [Kindle Edition]

Faye Kellerman
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £8.99
Kindle Price: £3.49 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.50 (61%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.49  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £8.15  
Audio, CD, Audiobook --  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Description

Book Description

In the fourth gripping mystery of the series, Pete Decker is faced with a frantic race against time

Product Description

New York Times bestseller Faye Kellerman keeps the tension high and the pages turning in the fourth book of her Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series.

Peter Decker of the LAPD never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York—or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him.

The runaway, Noam, is not travelling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now Decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1108 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060554894
  • Publisher: Harper (2 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DTL0U20
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Born in St. Louis, Faye Kellerman is one of the most highly considered US crime authors. Her first novel, 'The Ritual Bath' (1986) introduced Sergeant Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. It also won the 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Kellerman currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four children.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Away for the weekend recently, I picked up a copy of Faye Kellerman's "Day of Atonement" in the guest bedroom's book basket, (nice touch), and found it to be an intriguing and refreshingly delightful mystery. I really do like noir, but have perhaps been reading too much of fiction's dark side lately. This is a terrific change of pace. Although Ms. Kellerman's novel has its share of gruesomeness - a boy's disappearance, a psychopathic killer, etc. - the ethnic/cultural aspect of the story is as unusual as a sleuth series which focuses on family values.
"Day of Atonement" is the fourth in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels. However, one can easily get to know the characters and their history without having read the prior books. Peter Decker, a detective with the Los Angeles police, and his new bride Rina Lazarus are spending their honeymoon in Boro Park, Brooklyn, at the home of Rina's ex in-laws. Rina, an Orthodox Jewess had been widowed early in her first marriage and has two small sons. The couple and their boys are visiting for the High Holy Days, allowing the grandparents time with their grandchildren while Peter is still on vacation. Although Peter's birth mother was Jewish, he was raised as a Baptist and recently converted.
During the New Year dinner celebration, Peter is shocked when he comes face-to-face with a family secret, a bizarre coincidence which shakes him to the core. He has to put on his detective hat, however, even if he is discombobulated. As the meal begins, and then ends, it becomes apparent that a fourteen year-old boy is missing. Noam Levine, a relative of the family they are visiting, is a troubled youth, a real loner. Decker is called upon to use his best investigative skills to find the boy, who is in serious danger.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typically Moreish 27 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really getting into series. Good storyline with a bit of a twist. How can this relationship endure with her relatives!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Brilliant service. Excellent book. Faye Kellermen brings a new twist to the detective novel by introducing religion in a readable format and the bigotry which is not just in society as a whole but in the departments which are meant to defend that society. This is the fourth book in a series so it is important to read the first three to understand the characters and the dynamic between rina and peter. Must read for anyone who enjoys the detective genre but wants a newer fresher format.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As ever, a superb read from Faye Kellerman 11 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Faye Kellerman again manges to combine a well plotted crime mystery with the great backdrop of the Decker family and other familiar characters. Day of Atonement fully absorbs the reader and makes him/her want to find out what happens in the next novel. Faye Kellerman doesn't have to rely on the gore and autopsies of some of her fellow writers to excite the reader.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Day of atonement 27 April 2014
By Andrea
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is full of twist and turns...keeps you on edge all the time. I really enjoyed reading of the Jewish traditions and customs
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category