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The last cheerleader
O'Brien, Meg.
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Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
394 pages ; 18 cm
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Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

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After her ex-husband and a bestselling author are killed, literary agent Mary Beth Conaghan's high school friend, Lindy Van Court, shows up. Once a cheerleader, Lindy now lives on the streets. Now, both women are caught up in a series of terrifying events. Original.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

At a pace any locomotive would envy, O'Brien's newest romantic thriller (after Crimson Rain) moves from the dead-end musings of its lovestruck narrator, literary agent Mary Beth Conahan, to writer Tony Blake, the client she's been infatuated with for three years. Barely a dozen pages into the book, Blake is found brutally murdered in a West Hollywood bedroom alongside Mary Beth's ex-husband. The weapon-a rare ivory Chinese dildo. When a duplicate dildo dispatches Mary Beth's hottest author, who's been holed up in a seedy motel working on what appears to be a threatening true crime tell-all, Mary Beth becomes the prime suspect. Her predicament worsens after her former best friend (the titular cheerleader) turns up needing a place to stay and someone to help her outwit her unsavory husband, who may be testing a harmful substance on their daughter, Jade. Before long, Mary Beth finds herself in mortal danger and in a romantic predicament, as two very viable love interests-investigating detective Dan Rucker and her ex-lover Patrick Llewellen-vie for her affection. Mary Beth's straightforward first-person narration won't snare readers like a siren's call, but the story's frenetic pacing and many convoluted twists will. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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