Killing Season: A Thriller

Version: Unabridged
Author: Faye Kellerman
Narrator: Charlie Thurston
Genres: Thriller, Police Stories
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: October 2017
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 17 hours, 19 minutes
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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying crime novel of suspense as a young man’s obsessive investigation into his sister’s death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.

He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.

The more you know, the more there is to fear…

Three years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her—until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge.

Ben, now seventeen, is relentlessly driven to find answers to Ellen's homicide. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. But Ben's analytical mind sees patterns that don't fit, tiny threads and clues that are derived from other unsolved murders he has researched. Despite his all-consuming push for a real solution to the crime, Ben has hit a wall until he gains an unlikely ally  - the school's popular new girl, Ro Majors, who has secrets of her own. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical and deadlyl. And uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben, Ro and their loved ones safe from a twisted and fixated killer who has nothing left to lose.

Reviews (3)

So, so.

Written by Anonymous on April 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Interesting at times but way too long. Story could have been told in 1/2 the time.

Written by Anonymous on November 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked the story. I was a bit surpriced that it was both a comming of age and crime story. but all in all it's catchy. Maybe a tad long. And the narrator is great.

Written by Doreen B on February 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I am disappointed. I had no idea when I started this story it was going to be a long, dragged out tale of teenage angst. At first, I was enthralled by the whole premise. I really liked all the main characters and was intrigued by the serial killer, who kills according to the seasons solstice. Then it preceded to go downhill. The plot turns from a mystery serial killer who, for some unknown reason gets put way on the back burner and turns into a coming of age, overtly sexually explicit, jumble of absolute nonsense!

Author Details

Author Details

Kellerman, Faye

Faye Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Sherman Oaks, California. She earned a BA in mathematics and a doctorate in dentistry at UCLA., and conducted research in oral biology. Kellerman's groundbreaking first novel, THE RITUAL BATH, was published in 1986 to wide critical and commercial acclaim. The winner of the Macavity Award for the Best First Novel from the Mystery Readers of American, THE RITUAL BATH introduced readers to Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, termed by People Magazine "Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around." The New York Times enthused, "This couple's domestic affairs have the haimish warmth of reality, unlike the formulaic lives of so many other genre detectives."

There are well over twenty million copies of Faye Kellerman's novels in print internationally. The Decker/Lazarus thrillers include SACRED AND PROFANE; MILK AND HONEY; DAY OF ATONEMENT; FALSE PROPHET; GRIEVOUS SIN; SANCTUARY; PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD - listed by the LA Times as one of the best crime novel of 2001; SERPENT'S TOOTH; JUPITER'S BONES, THE FORGOTTEN and STONE KISS. The novels, STALKER and STREET DREAMS, introduced Kellerman's newest protagonist, Police Officer Cindy Decker. In addition to her crime series, Kellerman is also the author of New York Time's bestseller MOON MUSIC, a suspense horror novel set in Las Vegas featuring Detective Romulus Poe, as well as an historical novel of intrigue set in Elizabethan England, THE QUALITY OF MERCY. She has also co-authored the New York Times Bestseller DOUBLE HOMICIDE, with her husband and partner in crime, Jonathan Kellerman.

Because of her status as a best selling international novelist and acclaimed public speaker, Kellerman was invited to Germany for a major media book promotion tour in 2001. After her initial visit to that country, she recorded her impressions in An American Jew in...Not Quite Paris, an original essay for During the process of researching and penning that piece, she rediscovered her father's experiences as a Jewish G.I. stationed in Germany during World War Two. Three more trips to Munich and two and half years of extensive research led her to produce her latest novel, STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS, an historical crime thriller set in 1930's Munich, featuring Homicide Inspector Axel Berg.

Faye Kellerman's highly praised short stories and reviews have been anthologized in numerous collections including two volumes of the notable SISTERS IN CRIME SERIES, Sara Paretsky's, A WOMAN'S EYE; THE FIRST ANNUAL YEAR'S FINEST CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES; THE THIRD ANNUAL BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR; WOMEN OF MYSTERY AND DEADLY ALLIES 11. Her personally annotated collection of her award winning stories, THE GARDEN OF EDEN and OTHER CRIMINAL DELIGHTS, was published in 2006.

Active in community affairs, Kellerman has served on the board of the Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and has been a judge for The Scriptor Awards. She plays mandolin and guitar and is often heard making music with her husband. Her other hobbies include gardening, sewing and fencing if her back doesn't give out. She is the proud mother of four children, and her eldest son, Jesse, has just published his first novel, SUNSTROKE from Putnam. She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe with her husband, Jonathan, their youngest child, and a fifteen year old Papillon, Dreamy.