Friday, February 14, 2014


Alafair Burke

Who do you trust?

That is the ultimate question in this latest mystery thriller by lawyer
Alafair Burke.

  McKenna Jordan is a reporter just doing her job. Its a slow news day and she is chasing  leads on some less then promising story lines. When an event comes up about a woman rescuing a boy who fell on the tracks in the subway seems like just another story - at first.  

Only when she reviews the cell phone recording of the incident made by a 
bystander, something gives her pause . The way the woman moves when she runs, her profile as she lefts the boy off the track and on to the platform, all have an eerily familiar look. Is it her good friend   Susan Hauptmann, who disappeared and was never found 10 years ago? 

McKenna uses her contacts as a as lawyer-turned-journalist,  to dig deeper in to the story and what appeared at first as a human interest piece quickly becomes a life and death hide and seek. Not only for McKenna but for those around her. The more she tries to unravel the mystery, the more people get hurt. 

The second half of the book zigs and zags  quickly and with less character dialogue and more action  a complex storyline  is pulled together leaving no loose ends. 
This book is well written but starts off slow. If you can endure that, you will enjoy reading it as it picks up about a third of the way through and carries that tensile quality all the way to the last page. 

This is a second novel by an up and coming young writer you will want to keep your eye on.  Not the best book I have ever read but the ending has enough twists to make this book weigh in as a good read. ~

till next time, keep reading!

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. - Rene Descartes

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