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Macmillan, Mar 25, 2014 - Fiction - 336 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan introduces an irrepressible heroine in her pulse-pounding new thriller Notorious, which Lisa Gardner says is, "Guaranteed to keep you up late at night."

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 OíNeal, 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 Kevinís funeralóafter years of drug abuse, he committed suicide. Sheís finally prepared to come to terms with the loss of his friendship, but sheís not prepared for Kevinís sister to stubbornly insist that he didnít kill himself. Or for an elderly couple to accost her at the airport, begging her to look into another murder at Maxís old high school. Max is more interested in the cold case at her alma mater than in digging around Kevinís 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 itís becoming increasingly clear that someone will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.


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Good book, I did not see the ending coming . . . . - Goodreads
The plot was well paced and came to a believable end. - Goodreads
The pacing of Notorious is excellent. - Goodreads
Thanks for writing great reading. - Goodreads
... great, convoluted plot. - Goodreads
I love to still be guessing as the book is ending. - Goodreads

Review: Notorious (Max Revere Novels #1)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

I read everything Allison writes and Allison never disappoints. Notorious is a great mystery with plenty of plot twists to keep you guessing till the very end. Read full review

Review: Notorious (Max Revere Novels #1)

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

I don't know how I feel about this book. I think it depends on its intention. If it is a stand-alone book, it gets maybe a 2.5. But if it is the beginning of the series, I would go higher to 3.5. I ... Read full review

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ALLISON BRENNAN is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels and many short stories. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, she lives in Northern California with her husband Dan and their five children.

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