Twenty Years Later, Charlie Donlea

As a popular tv host, Avery knows a good case when she sees one. She’s willing to take a dramatic plunge to share the stories that matter. So when she stumbles across new evidence in an old case, she has no idea of the story she’s about to unravel. With the help of Walt, a former agent, they will reexamine the case of murder against Victoria Ford. Was the police work as solid as the police initially thought? Or did 9/11 well and truly impede an already shoddy investigation?

Twenty Years Later is my third Donlea book, and every book I’ve read of his is superbly written. This has a multi-layered storyline with alternating perspectives, and it tells such a complete picture of the investigation and the characters’ lives outside of it. I adore the writing style and the carefully thought-out mystery element at play. There is a subplot I don’t want to spoil, but it adds another dimension to an already phenomenal storyline. Fans of a psychological storyline that keep you guessing are going to love Donlea’s newest book. Thank you, Kensington Books, for sending this along!

Twenty Years Later is available for preorder on Amazon, Bookshop, and B&N, it releases December 28th.

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About the Book:
Avery Mason, host of American Events, knows the subjects that grab a TV audience’s attention. Her latest story—a murder mystery laced with kinky sex, tragedy, and betrayal—is guaranteed to be ratings gold. New DNA technology has allowed the New York medical examiner’s office to make its first successful identification of a 9/11 victim in years. The twist: the victim, Victoria Ford, had been accused of the gruesome murder of her married lover. In a chilling last phone call to her sister, Victoria begged her to prove her innocence.
Emma Kind has waited twenty years to put her sister to rest, but closure won’t be complete until she can clear Victoria’s name. Alone she’s had no luck, but she’s convinced that Avery’s connections and fame will help. Avery, hoping to negotiate a more lucrative network contract, goes into investigative overdrive. Victoria had been having an affair with a successful novelist, found hanging from the balcony of his Catskills mansion. The rope, the bedroom, and the entire crime scene was covered in Victoria’s DNA.
But the twisted puzzle of Victoria’s private life is just the beginning. And what Avery doesn’t realize is that there are other players in the game who are interested in Avery’s own secret past—one she has kept hidden from both the network executives and her television audience. A secret she thought was dead and buried . . . 


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