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DEAD PAST
by Beverly Connor

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

2007 Suspense Nominee

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No one does suspense better than Connor, with her multifaceted plotting and compelling characters. Diane is dogged and complex, and by surrounding her with fascinating secondary characters, Connor creates a believable world filled with risk and danger. From the first to the last page, this book is spellbinding suspense.

An explosion wakes museum director and forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon. A meth lab in the basement of a house rented by college students exploded during a party, and Diane and her crime-scene team must attempt to identify the remains of more than 30 students.

Complicating Diane's already packed agenda are the murder of a student who tried to carjack her the night of the explosion and the strange past of one of her new employees, the phobic Juliet Price. Diane helps her when she learns of her terrifying past but suspects that the danger to Juliet and those around her may not be in the distant past. Can Diane and her crew put together all the clues and stop the escalating deaths? (ONYX, Feb., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Onyx

Published: February 2007

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