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The Devil She Knows | [Bill Loehfelm]

The Devil She Knows

Maureen Coughlin is in a rut. At 29, the strong Staten Island native fears she may become a “lifer” at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she waits tables five nights a week. Nursing a strained relationship with her mother, she tries to find ambition in the little things—a gym membership, a plan to return to school, a dash of cocaine before work—but there’s no denying that she’s stuck.
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Maureen Coughlin is in a rut. At twenty-nine, the strong Staten Island native fears she may become a “lifer” at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she waits tables five nights a week. Nursing a strained relationship with her mother, she tries to find ambition in the little things—a gym membership, a plan to return to school, a dash of cocaine before work—but there’s no denying that she’s stuck.

Then, leaving work one night, Maureen walks in on a tryst between her coworker Dennis and Frank Sebastian, a silver-haired aspiring politician. Fearing repercussions, Sebastian forces her into silence, and Maureen is more than happy to forget what she’s seen—until Dennis turns up dead on the train tracks the next morning. In her search for answers, Maureen finds new meaning in her life. But before she can track down Frank Sebastian, he tracks down her mother. Soon, Maureen is bouncing from one corner of Staten Island to the other, trying to protect her mother while staying one step ahead of Sebastian.

With The Devil She Knows, Bill Loehfelm has written a pitch-black thriller that evokes the grit of Staten Island in a fresh, compulsively readable voice, with a heroine every inch as tough as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander. This is a breakout novel by a writer that Publishers Weekly has praised for his “superb prose and psychological insights.”

©2011 Beats Working, LLC (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Devil She Knows is nothing short of terrific.” (John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author)

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    "Shades of Dennis Lehan"

    I really enjoyed this story, the plot twists were well written and the characters were well fleshed out. The main character's need to go in circles and make the worst decisions possible got a little old after awhile, but I'm happy to read more by this author in the future.

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    Good female hero. She hangs tough. No whining, although she has plenty to whine about. Story rolls along without a hitch, skipping the part where plausibility is supposed to be. A horrible politician and former cop runs a ring of especially desperate sex workers, occasionally beating them to death. He's in with everybody, except one good cop and a waitress. For all their running around, the never quite crack the case, which cracks open anyway to provide a finish. Excellent reader.

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