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Merritt Saxe, newly hired public relations specialist with the Florida prison system, answers an urgent plea from their division’s director, Willard Ware Baintree. Following his orders, she finds him in the apartment of his mistress, his bloody T-shirt and the mistress’s dead body convincing her the criminal justice superstar is himself a criminal. The director claims he d ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 13th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
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Linda Strong
3.5 Stars


How would you react if your boss used you as an alibi? He says he didn't kill his pregnant lover ... but Meritt Saxe saw the body and saw her boss covered in blood. Although she is appalled and scared, he forces her to help him cover up the crime.

She's new at her job and doesn't want to mess that up ... but now she's convinced her boss is a murderer ... so will he come after her if she doesn't keep quiet?

Meritt blames the stress on the breakup with her boyfriend, but then she meets atto
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Meri
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
An easy-read romantic thriller… Through the story of one Jewish girl from Miami, we are witnesses of her up-and-down life. Being in a wrong time in a wrong place, covering her colleague on her new job in Florida, she was called by her director and became his alibi for murder. That will change her life. She will ended her old relationship and she will find herself frighten and lost. Until, in one holiday party, she got her partner, a lawyer Israel Goodspeed. He will help her to back her life and ...more
Lilly Charysma
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, a mystery that has gripped me from the start. I am not sure why I don’t read much of these stories, but this particular book was all to my liking. I was intrigued from the blurb and so happy to find out it was definitely a time well spent while reading. Meritt Saxe answer her boss’ request to come pick him up and finds herself caught up in a murder that puts her in a very undesirable position. She tells her story about how she had to deal with a secret, all the while trying to find her happi ...more
Coral
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story is actually set in the past, which is why it threw me in a loop for a moment when that part was revealed in the prologue (which was set in the present). It created an extra bit of mystery to the story which I presume is the intention of the author because there's not much of mystery to the story which hasn't been explained by the blurb. (view spoiler)

While it was interesting read especially with the political background
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Susan Angela Wallace
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The alibi by Marilyn Baron.
Merritt Saxe, newly hired public relations specialist with the Florida prison system, answers an urgent plea from their division’s director, Willard Ware Baintree. Following his orders, she finds him in the apartment of his mistress, his bloody T-shirt and the mistress’s dead body convincing her the criminal justice superstar is himself a criminal. The director claims he didn’t kill the woman and coerces Merritt into being his alibi.
A good read. I liked the story and
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Lauren Jones
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So you go to school for four years. You have a boyfriend who says that he loves you and wants to marry you. You get out of school and can't find a job in your town that fits your degree. What do you do? Where does that leave you? For Merritt Saxe, this is so not an easy decision. She is faced with moving out of town to work in her field as a Public Relations Specialist OR stay where she is in a dead-end job and hope for her boyfriend to propose after he gets out of law school in three years. Bar ...more
Leslie OBrien
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I was impressed with Marilyn Baron's THE ALIBI. There's a richness of language that paints a picture making it easy, as readers, to drop into the story. As an example: "Watertown was in the middle of Downtown Nowhere, the dictionary definition of a sleepy town— a town that was practically in a coma— where the Spanish Moss grew thick and the Southern accents thicker." And, it gets better with each page.

In case, you haven't figured it out, this isn't a conventional romance. There's no insta-a
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Vickie
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seriously a good story with romance and suspense. I couldn't put the book down. There was constantly something I just had to get to and once I got to that point there was something just over the next page or two that I couldn't wait to see.
The characters were developed well and I had no trouble feeling their emotions. I enjoyed learning a few things that I didn't know before.
The title is perfect for the story and the cover of the book is great to catch the eye of the reader.
I highly recommend th
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Pattyh
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The Alibi by Marilyn Baron.
What do you do when your boss asks you to cover for you - well depends on what it is...and WHY...
This is a quick read about a young woman who is asked to be an alibi for her boss with unexpected consequences.
Fast read but somewhat predictable. Good for a snowy Friday night.
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McCall Hoyle
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for this release. <3
Loraine Philliban
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars


This story had it all: murder, lies, betrayal, and romance. Merritt Saxe is the type of main character that you admire in one chapter, and then you just want to slap her in the next chapter. Kudos to Marilyn Baron for creating a story that kept me hooked from the beginning.


Merritt Saxe had it all: a promising career as a public relations person for the Florida Corrections Department, and a somewhat loving boyfriend. Something was up with Daniel the boyfriend. I wanted to drop kick
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