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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Allison Brennan introduces an irrepressible heroine in her pulse-pounding new thriller Notorious, which Lisa Gardner says is, "Guaranteed to keep you up late at night."

Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past.When Max was a high school senior, one of her best friends was strangled and another, Kevin O’Neal, accused of the crime. To the disgrace of her wealthy family, Max stood by her friend, until she found out he lied about his alibi. Though his guilt was never proven, their relationship crumbled from the strain of too many secrets.

Now Max is home for Kevin’s funeral - after years of drug abuse, he committed suicide. She’s finally prepared to come to terms with the loss of his friendship, but she’s not prepared for Kevin’s sister to stubbornly insist that he didn’t kill himself. Or for an elderly couple to accost her at the airport, begging her to look into another murder at Max’s old high school. Max is more interested in the cold case at her alma mater than in digging around Kevin’s troubled life, but she agrees to do both. As Max uncovers dark secrets, she finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies that hit far too close to home. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that someone will do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.

©2014 Allison Brennan (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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Good Start to a new series

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Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Read It File It Review: Notorious by Allison Brennan kept me guessing till the very end. The mystery was strong! Also since this is the first in a new series, it is the perfect way to try Allison Brennan if you haven't before (I love her writing).

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Eliza Foss / Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins


The narration was OK but it wasn't outstanding. I thought the pacing was off a little bit and some of the voices were just not my cup of tea. I thought Eliza did a great job with some other narrations (Alafair Burke)so it was just this match that didn't work for me.

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Too much drama in the reading

What disappointed you about Notorious?

The reader!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Good story. Kept me interested

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Read it instead of acting like she was in a ply. Way too dramatic

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Interested

Any additional comments?

I wish I would have read the book instead of listened to it

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  • Shelly
  • 3888 Comet Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
  • 06-05-15

Keeps you guessing!

Love Maxine Revere! Have read all of Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid's series and both women's characters are written and developed so well that the reader clearly sees their differences yet relates to both!! Looking forward to listening to the next Max book Compulsion already in my Audible library!!!

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  • Yuvett
  • Parkville, MO, United States
  • 06-24-14

Definate Grabber

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Loved the book and will be planning to listen more of the series! I love a great whodunit especially if the narrator is as good as Eliza Floss the words and the voice came off as smooth as molasses. The character development was not long and boring like some audio books which made it extra enjoyable. The book made you feel just when you figured out whodunit it wasn't who you thought it would be. Great listen but I also enjoy Alisson Brennan books and series.

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too slow

complaints about narrative but I have to say that she doesn't have much to work with & if it were not for the narrative I would not have made it as far as I have. chapter 12 & I am soooo bored! I have to disagree with other reviewers, story is drawn out & boring. narrative is not dramatic she is very good at different character voices & keeps a very boring story as alive as it can be.

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  • sherril
  • patterson, ca, United States
  • 04-02-16

Horrible narration

It was tough to get through due to the SLOW speech of the narrator. It was an ok story but I'm not eager to listen to anything with this narrator again.

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  • jo
  • MANALAPAN, NJ, United States
  • 09-03-15

A fantastic mystery!

I have found another mystery writer in Allison Brennen that I will endeavor to read all of her rich and well written mysteries!

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Great listen!

Great story and I loved the narrator- it kept me listening from start to end !
Angel
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Must read

Great book - hard to put down - thought I had the killer twice but neither correct - finally got it correct in the last hour.

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  • Ruth
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 03-30-14

"notoriously bad"

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Main character. Quite awful. Self-righteous and hypocritical. Everyone but herself has to be held to a standard of truth. However she lies by omission, picks locks to enter others homes. Reads others personnel diaries and confidential police files. I couldn't recommend this to anyone.

What could Allison Brennan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not write it.

What didn’t you like about Eliza Foss’s performance?

Overly dramatic

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Notorious?

Everything.

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