Book - 2015 | St. Martin's Paperbacks edition
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When Maxine Revere was a high school senior, her best friend was murdered and their mutual friend, Kevin O'Neal, was accused of the crime. Kevin's guilt wasn't proven, but Max and Kevin's friendship never recovered and Max moved across the country shortly afterward. She never looked back. Thirteen years later, Max, now a successful investigative reporter, returns home to attend Kevin's funeral. The police say it was suicide, but Kevin's little sister doesn't believe it. Nor does she believe that Kevin committed murder all those years ago, and she begs Max to help clear Kevin's name. For Max, digging into Kevin's life means facing demons from her own past, as well as crossing a stubborn detective who wants Max to stay the hell away from his case. Soon it becomes terrifyingly clear that someone will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.
Publisher: New York :, Sint Martin's Press,, 2015
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250038012
Branch Call Number: F BRE NVD
Characteristics: viii, 422 pages ; 18 cm


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Oct 05, 2016

I loved this book. This is book 1 in the Max Revere Series. I started this series with book 3 and I loved that one so I went back to read books 1 & 2. Allison Brennan writes a fantastic mystery with twists and turns with every chapter. Just when you think you might have it figured out there is a blindside with a turn of the page. Max is a hard hitting journalist trying to find the truth, her assistant and bodyguard David is fiercely loyal and frequently frustrated with the risks that Max takes to find the truth. Ben is the producer of Max's TV show on solving true crimes. and is just as frustrated with Max's antics as David but Max always finds the truth which makes for a very successful show. The characters have rich history and are easily relatable. I'm moving on to book 2 - Compulsion.

Mar 19, 2016

Good book and suspense unfolded very nicely. Liked it.

Jan 25, 2016

One of the best things I can say about this book is that it was short. There was really nothing original about the plot or the characters and the author has the habit of repeating the same thing over and over and over like there will be a test at the end of the book

May 05, 2015

a very good read. It took slightly longer then expected to get the story going, but is well worth the trip.

Feb 25, 2015

Excellent mystery; good characterizations

Sep 09, 2014

A true murder mystery. Not my style. Too slow and no action. Didn't finish.

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