Tuesday 7 April 2015

*** Compulsion (Max Revere #2) *** Allison Brennan ***

Investigative reporter Maxine Revere has a theory: that the five New York City murders for which Adam Bachman is being tried are just part of his killing spree. In probing the disappearance of a retired couple who vanished the prior summer, Max uncovers striking similarities to Bachmans MO and develops a theory that Bachman wasnt working alone.

Max wins a coveted pre-trial interview with the killer, whose disarming composure in the face of her questions is combined with uncomfortable knowledge of Max
s own past. She leaves the room convinced, but unable to prove, that Bachman knows exactly what happened to the missing couple. The D.A. wants nothing to jeopardize his case against Bachman and refuses to consider Maxs theory. With no physical evidence, Max has to rely on her own wits and investigative prowess to dig deep into Bachmans past. The picture that Max puts together is far darker and more deadly than she ever imagined.

As Max gets closer to the truth, she doesn
t realize that shes walking down a road that has been paved just for her. That every step she takes brings her one step closer to a brilliant, methodical sociopath who has been waiting for her to make just one small mistake.

And when she does, he
ll be there waiting.

Max Revere returns in another gripping, pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan.

ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

It has been a while since I read an Allison Brennan book (please please please can we get more of Moira, Rafe and the Deadly Sins series!!!)

This is the second book in the Max Revere series, however I have not read the first book, but there is enough information in this second book that I am happily reading it as a stand alone.

Maxine "Max" Revere is a strong willed woman.  Investigative report working on cold cases, she runs in some nasty people along the way, but this time, she is in the sights of a total sociopath.

Wow, this story just drew me in from the start.  Max and her coworkers and friends are a mad lot, but what they do they do well.  I could just imagine how much Max would rub people up the wrong way with her no nonsense attitude, but can also see how much people would appreciate her for her candour.

Right through there is a suspenseful story line that kept me interested the whole way through, and there was a bit of a twist in the tale that I was not expecting.

This was a great introduction for me to the Max Revere series,  I will be going back to read the first book, and I look forward to where Ms Brennan takes Max and her friends next.