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Death in the Family

(Shana Merchant #1)

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A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant believes it all adds up to a killer in their midst—and that murder is a family affair.

Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiancé's
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by Berkley (first published 2020)
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is another early, surprising, twisty, riveting, dark, mind-bending, whodunit gift for me makes me sing Christmas Carol songs louder lalalalala!

In the beginning I was expecting I had a three stars, mostly four stars ordinary reading. A small town murder mystery with too much Christie vibes, dark and rainy atmosphere you may see at Norwegian dramas or Fincher movies(just remember bloody “Seven”, rain never stopped till the last scene.), investigators have different methods, coming from
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Tucker
Oct 19, 2019 marked it as arcs-to-read
Recommended to Tucker by: Berkley Publishing Group

Many thanks to Elisha at Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

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Crumb
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, LOVED. Review to Come.
Val
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Many thanks to Berkley Publishing for this fast-paced, twisty-turny ARC!!

Picture being stranded on a tiny island that has just one residence, during a nor'easter, where every single person is a likely suspect in a murder, and without any Police back-up or CSIs. Whew! That is the situation Shana and her partner, Tim, find themselves in. With the first interview Shana conducted of the Sinclair family, I found myself saying to myself: "Aha! THAT is the murderer!" But then she kept interviewing the
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Wendy Walker
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really intriguing and atmospheric mystery set in a place I actually visited when I was a young girl. The Thousand Islands are wild and I could picture every scene unfolding. Lots of twists and turns and a very captivating protagonist we will surely be seeing a lot of in future books within this series. A fantastic start!
Donna Hines
This is one of those slow burns with an old mystery feel and a storm off to the horizon that's slowly brewing.
Now before you go grabbing the Folgers let me just say don't get too comfy because it soon explodes.
Where is Jasper? The snowstorm is blinding ...What is up with all this blood?
OMG!!
No, seriously spine tingling and chilling are simultaneous with this heart pounding action.
There has to be somebody in this inner circle involved with this wealthy Sinclair estate & this missing case that
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mike watson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Penguin Random House and Goodreads for this ARC.
I was very pleased to see this novel arrive in the mail. It moved right to the top of my reading list.
This was a great read and I have noted that I want to follow Shana Merchant in her future endeavors. She has quite a story to tell yet, with SO much that already has been revealed.
Kudos to Tessa Wegert on this novel. I will highly recommend.
Jamie
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Don't trust anyone! This was a great read. Keeping the main character almost as mysterious as the story itself. Definitely keeps you wanting to read more! Thank you Berkley/Penguin Random House for the ARC, I look forward to more books in this series!
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