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Familiar and satisfying
on 13 August 2001
Reading Faye Kellerman is like catching up with an old friend: one of the most engaging aspects of her writing is the development of the key characters from one novel to the next. This is no exception, and it is both pleasing and satisfying to re-encounter the Decker family and Peter's police colleagues.
The plot of The Forgotten is tightly drawn and, as always, neatly tied up at the end. Fans of Kellerman certainly won't be disappointed. I'd recommend, however, that new readers start a little earlier in the series to avoid frustration and confusion resulting from allusions to previously constructed scenarios and characters. On the whole, this is a worthwhile read - not in the ranks of the best of Jonathan Kellerman or Patricia Cornwell, but rewarding nonetheless.