July 2014 Book of the Month.
This novel feels as though you are involved in an actual case; it’s full of clever, clear, concise writing without an annoying overload of background noise. The author knows whats she's talking about, she understands the processes and procedures, the mundane, the misleading; it comes as no surprise to find she is a former prosecutor and now teaches criminal law. The characters are totally believable, there’s no extravagant superhero to save the day, just good old fashioned investigative skills. Is innocence and guilt ever clear cut and simple, Burke sends your thoughts one way and then the other, have you solved it already? NO! This is a real winner, hooking, stimulating and provoking your attention from start to finish. ~ Liz Robinson
Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose. Ellie Hatcher and her partner JJ Rogan are tapped as the 'fresh look' team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro's conviction. The case pits them against both their fellow officers and a hard-charging celebrity defence lawyer with a young associate named Carrie Blank, who has a personal connection to the case. As both the NYPD and Amaro's legal team search for certainty in years of conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to Carrie's hometown, and to deadly secrets left behind.
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Alafair Burke's books include the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here - an Amazon Best Mystery Novel of 2013 - and her acclaimed series starring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the most recent of which, Never Tell, was a Kindle bestseller. A former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Author photo © Deborah Copaken KoganMore About Alafair Burke