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The Graves

(Abby Endicott #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Abby Endicott, the chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston, returns in the heart-racing follow-up to Mission Hill.

Things are looking good for Abby: she’s top pick to be the next District Attorney, and her musician boyfriend Ty has moved in, despite her upper crust family’s objections. But a serial killer is on the loose, and with two college-aged girls de
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Minotaur Books
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John W.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
THE GRAVES is a fast moving murder mystery with action on every page. The protagonist is Abby Endicott who is a hands-on prosecutor for Boston District Attorney’s office. The author provides her readers with Abby’s backstory including details of her difficult family relations. Abby is passionate about her work creating her set of rules and guidelines that do not always mesh with family, friends, and her boyfriend Ty Wechsler introduces support character homicide detective Kevin Farnsworth, who w ...more
Review to come closer to pub day.

Quick thoughts:

I'm really torn between 3 & 4 stars and probably feel more 3.5 star rating honestly.

I love me some Law and Order. So, The Graves def worked for me in that regard.

This is a second book in the series and while I don't think you have to read the first to enjoy the second, I did feel there was a lot of mention about things that happened in first that would have been nice to know more backstory.

Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a lively mix of modern misery in the guise of ambitious prosecutors, DA, corrupt governor and mayor, pesky media, immoral college students where the wealthy/privileged class target the lesser-financially endowed females who naturally comply when given enough drugs and money to do whatever, whenever...allowing a serial killer to step in and take advantage of the many openings. The prosecuting attorney featured is compassionate toward the victims of crime but has zero life skills for ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
There's a murderer on the loose in this suspenseful mystery/thriller and Abby Endicott is determined to bring him to justice. Balancing career with romance and family drama is no easy feat, but if anyone can manage it the strong willed Abby can. The tension builds as Abby gets closer to unmasking the truth. This was a dramatic twisty page turner.

I received an advance copy for review.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
I could not put this book down! This is an amazing legal thriller. I had read the first in the series so that I could be better acquainted with the characters and setting. While I don't believe that was critical to my enjoyment of the book, it gave me the background so that it put me into the action right from the start!

Speaking of action, it did not stop. The whole book left me gasping for breath. The author never let up on the excitement! And, she left me wanting more. I look forward to her ne
First Sentence: Ten years in the district attorney’s office has taught me to never let down my guard, even here on Beacon Hill.

A serial killer targeting college-aged girls is loose in Boston, and the son of a prominent government official. While Abby Endicott, chief of the DA’s homicide unit, is working with the police on the investigation, she also has personal pressure from her parents to leave her job, from her boss to run for his job, and from her personal relationship. But it is bringing a
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Minotaur Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Graves. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

Abby Endicott, chief of the district attorney's homicide unit in Boston, has been struggling on many levels to find her footing after the events of the previous few months. Being cut off from her extravagant lifestyle by her parents, who did not approve of the dangerous nature of her current chosen profession, Abby is trying her best to main
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
According to the book's bio, the author is a former criminal prosecutor who now lives in LA and writes and produces for TV. As such, this book, like #1 in the series, makes for visual, TV show reading - I can see it all happening - but it's missing much that would get me inside the protagonist's head and make me like her. And I say that recognizing that the book is written in the first person - she's just not believable or likable to me, and given what I know from the first person narrative, I w ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I decided to give this series another chance, but I'm sorry I wasted my time. I still don't like Abby. She's always making promises she has no intention of keeping, she's deceitful in her personal relationships, she treats her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend very badly.

The thing I found most amusing is that because she's so busy, she runs out of clean underwear, and because she's financially irresponsible and has maxed out her credit cards and cash and fallen deep into debt, she can't go to Saks b
Nance Roepke
My first and last book by this author

Since I finished the book, although I'm not sure why I did , I am giving it a 2 rather than the 1 it deserves . This book seemed to be more about promoting ultra expensive name brands rather than a real mystery . I knew almost as soon as we got our first glimpse of the bad guy that he was it . I really didn't need to suffer through the rest of the book in order to find out I was right . And some of the things that happened were terribly unbelievable . For exa
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
The Graves is set in Boston - a city I know well. That is a plus (+). The writing moves along nicely; well written. The Graves is an Island in Boston Harbor with a lighthouse on it. There are in fact other graves scattered throughout this historical area - but this is what the title refers to. There are really no spoilers to blurt out. It was a good legal thriller and that says all I can say. Rich Boston Brahmin Family, renegade DA daughter; lots of under the table hanky panky and political graf ...more
☘Tara Sheehan☘
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pamela Wechsler has written a great follow up to her first book in the Abby Endicott series where her main character tries to prosecute the bad guys of Boston while working with local police.

Wechsler has created a complex character in Abby. She was a rich girl whose life seemed to have been handed to her with no strings attached only to give up what her family wanted for her so she could fight for justice. She seems like an intelligent, accomplished, independent woman but at the same time seems
Roger Smitter
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wechsler has created a challenging and at the same time entertaining story. In this second novel in which she makes Abby Endicott at the center of the story, she shows us the satisfactions and the troubles of being a female prosecutor. The novel has lots of themes, including the unusual situation of the accused person becoming his own lawyer. The courtroom decision is nicely checked away in the final pages of the novel.

It's a novel that follows the usual themes in courtroom dramas. At the same
Kathleen Gray
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a smart highly readable entry into the genre of female prosecutor. I read the first Abby Endicott book and was thrilled to see that there is a second- and that it carried through with the promise of the first. Wechsler has skillfully captured the dichotomy in Abby's life between her family and her business as a prosecutor (and her lover Ty.) She's also made Boston a player, putting Abby in restaurants, bars and stores around town. The mystery of the id of the serial killer is just twisty ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Four stars in part because my husband read this book to me, which makes it easier to enjoy as I enjoy the voice of the narrator so much. We find it difficult to follow the time line in Pamela wechsler's books. We also found it to be a bit confusing regarding the outcome for a couple of the characters which seem to come out of nowhere. Maybe we missed reading about that earlier as we did take some breaks. However overall we like her books and hope to get to the third one soon.
L.E. Fidler
this might be my favorite of the three so far, but i'm always a sucker for a serial killer in fiction.

of course, the fact abby couldn't figure it out earlier (like RIGHT AWAY) was pretty concerning and makes me seriously doubt her abilities.

also, while i'm definitely rooting for some kevin-abby action, if you have to TELL us that the sexual tension is palpable in the car, odds are we aren't feeling it.

just saying.

3.5 stars. good fun. no bubkes.
Maria Smith
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wechsler weaves a crime story with interesting characters, office politics, political ambition and just plain human nature. I read this book in just a few days. I now want to go and pick up her last book Mission Hill. I recommend this book to anyone who likes crime novels, this one is better than most.
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable. Fast read with appealing protagonist. You can tell the writer knows her law and legal procedure. This is Wechsler's second book, and she gives away too much about what happens in Mission Hills to make me want to read that earlier novel. Too bad because I would otherwise definitely pick up another book by Wechsler.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really like this series and this very strong female character. This one ends with Abby opening a new door so who knows what will happen in the next book. Wish it was available now. It helps to read these two books in order to understand the characters involved.
Highly recommended!
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A good read. Couldn't put it down, evidenced by reading it in the space of just 24 hours -- actually, more like 20. Tense, suspicious, concern -- all feelings invoked with reading this ARC. Well worth buying!
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Abby Endicott is the head of the Boston DAs homicide division. She is faced with tracking down a serial killer while being a candidate for District Attorney. The killer focuses on College girls who work as paid escorts.
Judy Alexander
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great easy reading. Lots of suspense!
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm reading this series out of order but I really like the Abby Endicott character. Looking forward to more from this author in this series.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Loved the role that the city of Boston played in this brisk thriller but the shopaholic Abigail Endicott was frivolous and tacky.
Marian Tustison O'Connor
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liked Abby better in this one. Definitely ready for next in series
Elizabeth Jones
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
A well constructed murder mystery with plenty of suspense and local color is marred somewhat by the main character's snobbery and name dropping.
Debra Belmudes
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it ... looking forward to the next in the series!
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly satisfying!

I read this in a day. I love this series. It’s a great read, moves along at a nice clip and the characters are interesting and likable.
Marg Corjay
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced, multi-faceted believable characters, unexpected plot twists. highly recommended for fans of East Coast thrillers.
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PAMELA WECHSLER spent over fifteen years working as a criminal prosecutor at the local, state and federal levels. She has served as an assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general in Boston, and she was a trial attorney for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.. She has investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, including: murder, witness intimidation, sexual assau ...more

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