The murder that never was

Andrea Kane

eAudio - 2016

Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind? A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women's lives. One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind lies as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her. Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help o...f Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client's deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who's after their client and why. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough. With an unhinged client and a monstrous criminal enterprise as its adversary, Forensic Instincts is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client and save one of their own from becoming the next corpse.

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Series
Kane, Andrea. Forensic Instincts. bk. 5
Subjects
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Tantor Audio 2016.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 05 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781515926269
1515926265
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Andrea Kane (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Hillary Huber (narrator)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

Bestseller Kane's fifth Forensic Instincts novel (after 2015's The Silence That Speaks) makes suspending disbelief a challenge, especially for readers unwilling to believe that Forensic Instincts, a Manhattan-based "private investigation firm with the reputation that brought clients in by the droves," has a claircognizant (or psychic) on staff. That employee, Claire Hedgleigh, says that she has "a metaphysical sense in which I simply know something to be true, even though I can't back any of it up with fact or provide an explanation as to how I know it." Claire's talent is put to use when FI gets involved in helping Lisa Barnes, a desperate job seeker. Despite a lack of credentials, Lisa is hired by personal trainer Julie Forman to work in a Chicago women's gym and is even offered a place to stay. When Julie is gunned down right before Lisa's eyes, Lisa, who closely resembles the dead woman, decides to assume her identity and flee the city. FI learns of her plight and gets to work identifying Julie's killer. Thin characters don't make the improbable plot any more palatable. (May) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind?A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women's lives.One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind lies as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her. Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help of Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client's deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who's after their client and why. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough.With an unhinged client and a monstrous criminal enterprise as its adversary, Forensic Instincts is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client and save one of their own from becoming the next corpse.