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Title:
Close call
Author:
DiSilverio, Laura A. H., author.
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbury, Minnesota. : Midnight Ink, [2016]
Physical Description:
327 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
A young woman stumbles onto a political assassination plot, but hesitates to contact police and becomes a target herself.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780738749204
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Mistaking a killer's phone for her own, Sydney Ellison is drawn back to a past she thought she'd left behind for good

After living through the media shaming of a political sex scandal when she was in college, Sydney Ellison fears notoriety above all. So when she stumbles onto a plot to assassinate a senator, she resists contacting the police. Before she can make herself do the right thing, the assassin tracks her down and kills her fiancé. Now a murder suspect and a killer's target, Sydney reluctantly enlists the aid of her estranged sister, who betrayed her fifteen years earlier. Sydney must overcome her distrust and put all she has worked for on the line to stop the killer and his employer before more people die.

Praise:

Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2016 in Mystery

"DiSilverio's excellent plotting in her stand-alone thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats...A treat for Megan Abbott fans."--Library Journal(starred review)

"This stand-alone has a fast-moving plot that's so engrossing."--Kirkus Reviews

"Twisty, intriguing, and terrific! An engaging heroine with a heart-breakingly complicated secret, a bitter family feud, conspiracy in the nation's capital, and non-stop suspense. Fans of David Baldacci . . . will cheer this emotional and exciting thriller. Loved it!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Say No More


Author Notes

Laura DiSilverio is the national bestselling and award-winning author of 20 mystery and suspense novels and a YA dystopian trilogy. Her 2015 standalone, The Reckoning Stones, won the Colorado Book Award for Mystery, and Library Journal named her most recent title, Close Call, one of the Top Five mysteries of 2016. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and Kirkus. She is a former Air Force intelligence officer and past President of Sisters in Crime. She can be found online at www.LauraDiSilverio.com.


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Library Journal Review

Heading home from work, Sydney Ellison stops at a deli to pick up dinner for herself and her fiancé. She bumps into a stranger, and that chance encounter irrevocably changes her life. For Sydney accidentally picks up the man's burner phone and discovers an assassination plot against a senator. Before she can call the police, the assassin kills her fiancé. Sydney must now turn to her journalist sister Reese, from whom she has been estranged after a personal betrayal 15 years ago, for help in identifying and finding the unknown killer before he can get to them. VERDICT DiSilverio's (Swift Edge; "Mall Cop" mysteries) excellent plotting in her stand-alone thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats rooting for Sydney to triumph. A treat for Megan Abbott fans. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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