Compulsion

Compulsion

Paperback - 2016
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New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan is back with another high-octane and compulsive thriller starring the "compelling new protagonist" ( RT Book Reviews) Maxine Revere.

Investigative reporter Maxine Revere has a theory: Maybe five New York City murders for which Adam Bachman is being tried are just one part of his master plan? In probing another case, involving a missing couple, Max uncovers striking similarities to Bachman's MO. It seems likely that Bachman wasn't working alone...but how can she prove it?

"Don't miss [this] roller-coaster new thriller. Talk about grit and courage-Max never gives up."-Catherine Coulter

Max wins a coveted pre-trial interview with Bachman, whose disarming composure is combined with uncomfortable knowledge of Max's own past. She leaves the room convinced that Bachman is involved in her other missing-persons case-but the D.A. refuses to hear it. With no physical evidence, Max must rely on her own wits and investigative prowess to dig deep into Bachman's psyche. But as she gets closer to the truth, she doesn't realize that she's walking down a road that has been paved just forher. And at the end, the killer is waiting. . .

" Compulsion is a gripping, pulse-pounding thriller that readers will not want to put down."- Crimespree magazine

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c2016
ISBN: 9781250038036
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: x, 461 pages ; 17 cm

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dutcheja
Oct 07, 2016

This is book 2 of the Max Revere Series. I am such a huge fan!!! I love Max and her group of friends, Ben is her friend and producer of her TV series, David is her best friend and protector, Nick is her current boyfriend and Marco is her previous boyfriend and he wants her back. This book is a thriller/mystery/psychological thriller. It is very fast paced and full of surprises. Allison Brennan is masterful at writing this type of book and I can't wait for a new one to come out.

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rahmmie
Mar 25, 2016

I would have given this book a much better rating but I was too tired after the endless repetition of some facts by the author. Do we really need to hear how Maxine was abandoned by her mother when she was 10 years old every 20 pages? Do we really have to be reminded that Maxine can be self-centered, obstinate, and that she has problems forming relationships in every chapter of the book?

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nidofito
Apr 30, 2015

I can't think of a single thing that I didn't like or felt that wasn't explained satisfactorily. The plot is an incredibly convoluted murder/missing-persons case that folds into itself multiple times over the course of the book, connecting itself farther and deeper into Max's life than I could've ever imagined. If it had been anyone other than Allison Brennan the story would've definitely started to drag and/or become too confusing. Fortunately, we had a veteran author writing who made the story exciting and thrilling, with distinct and interesting characters, that kept me hooked from front cover to back.

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