-- Kirkus starred review "In this chilling cat-and-mouse tale... Holahan keeps the action going."
-- Publishers Weekly Ana Bacon, a beautiful young wife and mother, tumbled off a cruise ship into dark and deadly waters. Read more...
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--Kirkus starred review "In this chilling cat-and-mouse tale... Holahan keeps the action going."
--Publishers Weekly Ana Bacon, a beautiful young wife and mother, tumbled off a cruise ship into dark and deadly waters. Ana is gone--leaving behind her wealthy husband and adorable daughter--but not everything about her disappearance adds up. What secrets did she leave behind? Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a ten-million-dollar payout, Monahan doubts that her death is just a tragic accident. But the husband has a substantial alibi and a number of witnesses claim to have seen Ana fall, and the official ruling seems to hold up. Still, the more Monahan uncovers about Ana's life, the more he realizes how many people would kill to keep her secrets hidden. And the closer he gets to the truth, the greater the odds grow that he, too, will take a fatal fall.
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In this chilling cat-and-mouse tale from Holahan (Dark Turns), insurance investigator Ryan Monahan suspects that Tom Bacon is one of those liars “who weaved falsehoods into the very fabric of their lives until they wore their fictions like fine-knit sweaters.” At the very least, Ryan knows that Tom has something to hide regarding his 31-year-old wife, Ana Bacon, who fell off a cruise ship one night near the Bahamas. Witnesses said that Tom was at the pool at the time, nowhere near his wife when she went over. The ship’s security cameras recorded Ana’s plunge into the ocean, but her body was never recovered. Flashbacks to a few months before the cruise reveal that Tom, who recently lost his job, persuaded Ana, an administrator at a hedge fund, to take out a large life insurance policy. Ryan keeps digging away at inconsistencies in Tom’s story while a surprise twist raises the suspense. It takes a while until all the threads are unraveled, but Holahan keeps the action going. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott Notch. (Aug.)