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BOOK REVIEW: THE ALIBI
BY SANDRA BROWN

We hope you enjoy this book review by Cy Hilterman.



Davee Pettijohn was too happy for a woman whose husband had just been found murdered in a hotel room. Lute Pettijohn was a very well known figure about Charlestown who was known to be involved in many unlawful activities. Davee and Lute were also well known as straying from their marriage many times and both knew this fact. Hammond Cross is a county prosecutor who has high hopes of his present boss recommending him to be the next head prosecutor upon his retirement. Steffi Mundell is another person that wants the head prosecutor position too, which partially caused the breakup of Steffi and Cross, a fact that Steffi did not want to accept for a while. Rory Smilow is one of the detectives that was working the murder and was also involved with most of the above-mentioned cast of characters.

Hammond Cross was out driving and came across a county fair and decided to stop to get his mind off of things. As he sat around the dance floor he noticed an attractive woman across the dance floor staring at him. He could not avoid staring too since she was quite attractive. Eventually Cross roamed towards her and started a conversation. The attraction seemed to be emblazed in both of them towards each other. Eventually they did dance and despite the woman trying to leave, Cross kept her dancing and talking. They both left the dance knowing they had made a connection that stayed with them even through questioning the woman, who seemed to be somehow involved in the Pettijohn murder.

This investigation becomes so widespread that all involved are constantly mystified at the many suspects the evidence points to with most of them quite well known by each other. This familiarity causes many in the investigation, police and prosecutors alike, to suspect each other. When Cross learns that the woman that he has fallen very deeply in love with is Dr. Alex Ladd, and is also a main suspect in the investigation, he, of course couldn’t believe this. Even Cross's dad, Preston, tells his son to get away from a woman that is such a strong suspect. But, what Hammond knows is that his father is also involved in some shady dealings and tells his father to mind his own business.

This excellent story takes many turns that will leave you dizzy. There are many characters introduced who you think might be suspects. You will love “The Alibi” as it deeply attempts to find the person with the real alibi. You will be surprised as was I. Sandra Brown has a knack of writing mystery and love stories that are combined so well that there are no boring areas. If it seems to get boring it will immediately turn around making you gasp as you wonder ‘What next?”

REVIEWED BY CY HILTERMAN

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