Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Review: Poisonous (Max Revere Novels #3) by Allison Brennan

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1615 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250066840
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (April 12 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015MQS120

Book Description

 Teen-aged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff and few people cared ... except her mentally-challenged eighteen-year-old step-brother, Tommy. He loved her in spite of her cruelty. He's distraught and doesn't understand why his blended family is falling apart. After a year, the police still have no answers: Ivy could have jumped, could have been pushed, or it could have been an accident. With too many suspects and not enough evidence, the investigation has grown cold.

Tommy thinks that if someone can figure out what happened to his step-sister, everything will go back to normal, so he writes to investigative reporter Maxine Revere. This isn’t the type of case Max normally takes on, but the heartbreak and simple honesty in Tommy's letter pulls her in. She travels to Corte Madera, California, with her assistant David Kane and is at first pleased that the police are cooperative. But the more Max learns about Tommy and his dysfunctional family, the more she thinks she’s taken on an impossible task: this may be the one case she can’t solve.

If Ivy was murdered, it was exceptionally well-planned and that kind of killer could be hiding in plain sight ... planning the next act of violence. Max believes the truth is always better than lies, that the truth is the only thing that matters to gain justice for victims and their families. But for the first time, she wonders if this time, the truth will kill.

About the Author

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan books are getting better and better!"

The third book of the Maxine Revere cold case mystery series, POISONOUS, will be out in April, 12, 2016. POISONOUS follows NOTORIOUS and COMPULSION.

The 10th book in the Lucy Kincaid series, NO GOOD DEED, is out now. THE LOST GIRLS will be out in November, 2016.

COLD SNAP, was a finalist for Best Thriller in the Thriller Awards (ITW) and FEAR NO EVIL won the Daphne du Maurier award. Allison has been nominated multiple times for RWA's Best Romantic Suspense award, and the Kiss of Death's Daphne award.

Allison lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.

My Review

 Poisonous is the third book in the Max Revere series by author Allison Brennan. Poisonous is the first book that I have read in this series. It can easily be a stand-alone novel as I found that it was easy to follow without having read the earlier books.

Poisonous is the first book by author Allison Brennan that I have read. Her books have been on my radar for some time. I found Poisonous to be well written as well as being an enjoyable book to read.

Maxine Revere is an investigative reporter who gets a letter from a young man, Tommy, requesting help in solving the murder mystery of his stepsister. Max who chooses which cases she wants to investigate  is intrigued by Tommy's letter. Once she arrives she discovers that Tommy's stepbrother Austin has helped with the letter as has the daughter of her assistant, David.

Maxine finds a family in the midst of turmoil. Due to this turmoil, Maxine must work through the family conflicts to solve this mystery. There were plenty of twists to keep the story interesting.

I really enjoyed Poisonous. I am looking forward to reading more of Allison Brennan's novels.

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