COMPULSION by Allison Brennan

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Max Revere Novels, Book 2

Investigative reporter Maxine Revere returns in this terrific follow up to Notorious.

Serial killer Adam Bachman is on trial for five murders, but Max thinks there are more bodies to be uncovered. She specializes in missing persons cases that have gone cold, determined to bring closure to the families.

She’s suspicious that Bachman is responsible for the disappearance of a couple vacationing in New York City, but the D.A. doesn’t want to hear it, he just wants to get his conviction. Max scores a brief, pre-trial interview with the defendant and becomes convinced that he knows something about the missing couple. She also thinks he wasn’t working alone but can’t persuade the police to investigate further, so she investigates herself, along with her bodyguard, David, and her young intern, Riley.

They find enough evidence that one cop is willing to search further, with devastating consequences for all of them. The pacing is relentless and the suspense just keeps building until the satisfying ending. An excellent addition to the series.

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4/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

COMPULSION by Allison Brennan. Minotaur Books (April 7, 2015). ISBN 978-1250035028. 384p.

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