When A Secret Kills

When A Secret Kills

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Investigative reporter Jillian Carter seeks to expose Senator Frank Hoffman and the murder he committed ten years ago--a murder that she witnessed.

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Jillian Carter has come home to help put a killer behind bars. Unfortunately, the killer plans to put her six feet under first.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigative reporter Jillian Carter has come home to help put a killer behind bars, but unfortunately, the killer, Senator Frank Hoffman, plans to put her six feet under first. Original.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, 2013
ISBN: 9780800720094
0800720091
Branch Call Number: CHR Eason, L 300.3 2013
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 22 cm

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JCLLisaJ Aug 19, 2014

Very suspenseful and engaging. As the final installment of a trilogy Eason brings the action to a crescendo as Jillian Carter returns to her hometown after ten years on the run. Will her friends believe that what she witnessed on the night of their high school graduation is the cause of the danger they have all been in recently? Will her former boyfriend and father of her child believe that she kept their daughter a secret to keep her safe? Will he ever be able to forgive her? Find out in When a Secret Kills.

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donnau99
Oct 31, 2013

Great series!

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ColoradoAuthor
Jun 09, 2013

This is the third book of the Deadly Reunions series, which should be read as a set. Like the first two books in the series, the action is fast-paced and intense. New murders, or attempted murders, accumulate daily. Plot is at the forefront of the book, with just enough character development and other background to enable the story.
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What I liked: There's no question that this book kept my interest from cover to cover. I appreciated the blend of wisdom and imperfection in the characters. In stressful situations, they generally kept their composure and did the smart thing, but occasionally let their emotions take over and made stupid choices which they quickly came to regret. It seems that most suspense novels have either incredibly perfect heroes or maddeningly stupid airheads as the main characters. I also enjoyed the character of Meg, a little girl who comes through with a sparkling personality and adds comic relief. I liked the careful editing, so there was no distraction from glaring factual, continuity, spelling, or grammatical errors.
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What I didn't like: I didn't feel like the book transported me to any particular place. The characters were just dropped into a very bland, generic version of Columbia, South Carolina. I didn't get to learn about any fascinating new geography, culture, or subculture. I didn't gain any particular pleasure from the writing itself (though one might say that it's a great example of transparent writing that just gets out of the way of the plot).

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Jun 09, 2013

Reporter Jillian Carter comes home to catch a killer, one who can use vast resources to keep her quiet.

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