A Novel (Max Revere Novels #3)
Minotaur Books, 9781250066848, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Poisonous is another winning novel in the electrifying Max Revere series from New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan.
Teen-aged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff and few people cared ... except her mentally-challenged eighteen-year-old step-brother, Tommy. He loved her in spite of her cruelty. He's distraught and doesn't understand why his blended family is falling apart. After a year, the police still have no answers: Ivy could have jumped, could have been pushed, or it could have been an accident. With too many suspects and not enough evidence, the investigation has grown cold.
Tommy thinks that if someone can figure out what happened to his step-sister, everything will go back to normal, so he writes to investigative reporter Maxine Revere. This isn’t the type of case Max normally takes on, but the heartbreak and simple honesty in Tommy's letter pulls her in. She travels to Corte Madera, California, with her assistant David Kane and is at first pleased that the police are cooperative. But the more Max learns about Tommy and his dysfunctional family, the more she thinks she’s taken on an impossible task: this may be the one case she can’t solve.
If Ivy was murdered, it was exceptionally well-planned and that kind of killer could be hiding in plain sight ... planning the next act of violence. Max believes the truth is always better than lies, that the truth is the only thing that matters to gain justice for victims and their families. But for the first time, she wonders if this time, the truth will kill.
About the Author
Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the Max Revere Novels (Abandoned, Shattered) and the Lucy Kincaid Novels (Cut and Run, Nothing to Hide) She was nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by the International Thriller Writers and is a two-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award by Kiss of Death.
Married for more than a quarter of a century, Allison and her husband Dan raised five children. They recently relocated from California to Arizona with their two youngest where they are looking forward to baseball's Spring Training and exploring the Grand Canyon.
Praise For Poisonous: A Novel (Max Revere Novels #3)…
“A fast-paced, suspenseful read with interesting characters and sinister twists that keep you turning the pages for more.” —Karin Slaughter, author of Pretty Girls
“Allison Brennan’s Poisonous has it all—thrills, chills and Max Revere, the bold and powerful heroine at the center of this rocket-paced novel. With a plot that never lets up, Brennan dives in deep beneath the surface to untangle the ties that bind—and sometimes strangle—us. A twisty and compelling read.” — Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love You
"Brennan fans, as well as readers who appreciate Lisa Gardner and Lisa Jackson, will relish her latest offering with its many twists and turns." —Library Journal
"Fans of fast-paced thrillers will enjoy watching Max shuffle her suspect list as new information is revealed, and use her investigative skills to isolate the killer. [For] fans of Sandra Brown and Jan Burke." —Booklist