Death in the Family

Death in the Family

Book - 2020
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Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiance's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York.

But as a nor'easter bears down on her new territory, Shana and fellow investigator Tim Wellington receive a call about a man missing on a private island. Shana and Tim travel to the isolated island owned by the wealthy Sinclair family to question the witnesses. They arrive to find blood on the scene and a house full of Sinclair family and friends on edge.

While Tim guesses they're dealing with a runaway case, Shana is convinced that they have a murder on their hands. As the gale intensifies outside, she starts conducting interviews and discovers the Sinclairs and their guests are crawling with dark and dangerous secrets.

Trapped on the island by the raging storm with only Tim whose reliability is thrown into question, the increasingly restless suspects, and her own trauma-fueled flashbacks for company, Shana will have to trust the one person her abduction destroyed her faith in-herself. But time is ticking down, because if Shana's right, a killer is in their midst and as the pressure mounts, so do the odds that they'll strike again.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Prime Crime,, 2020, c2019
ISBN: 9780593097892
Branch Call Number: M WEG
Characteristics: 307 pages ;,24 cm

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darladoodles
Feb 09, 2020

Shana Merchant fascinates me. After reading this first book in the series, I am definitely down with reading more. The stakes are high. Two small-town law enforcement professionals take a boat to an island and are stranded there with the body count rising. On top of that, out heroine has a skeleton in her closet. How does her past abduction impact her competence in the present and her ability to move forward to the future. There are so many unknowns and her predicament becomes worse as the hours tick by. She finds herself not only doubting the people on the island, but also her partner in the investigation. Lots of twists and turns happening here and many secrets to uncover. And Blake Bram is still out there. . . I loved it! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Lisa Gardner, and Ruth Ware.

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