by Allison Brennan
Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past.When Max was a high school senior, one of her best friends was strangled and another, Kevin O’Neal, accused of the crime. To the disgrace of her wealthy family, Max stood by her friend, until she found out he lied about his alibi. Though his guilt was never proven, their relationship crumbled from the strain of too many secrets.Now Max is home for Kevin’s funeral—after years of drug abuse, he committed suicide. She’s finally prepared to come to terms with the loss of his friendship, but she’s not prepared for Kevin’s sister to stubbornly insist that he didn’t kill himself. Or for an elderly couple to accost her at the airport, begging her to look into another murder at Max’s old high school. Max is more interested in the cold case at her alma mater than in digging around Kevin’s troubled life, but she agrees to do both. As Max uncovers dark secrets, she finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies that hit far too close to home. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that someone will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.
- Release Date: March 25th 2014 by Minotaur Books
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I love how Allison Brennan does Mystery/Thrillers, so when I realized she was starting a brand new series with a new heroine, I jumped on the chance to read it =)
Brennan writes such great female leading characters and Max is no exception. I enjoyed how she is not really involved directly with the police, but she is actually an investigative reporter, which is more a hindrance than an asset when someone close to her dies unexpectedly and Max has to return to her home town and deal with all the crap she had thought she left behind.
Notorious is a fabulous start to a series that has a lot of great potential. If you enjoy Mystery/Thrillers this is definitely one book you should check out!
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