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A good killing : a novel, Allison Leotta

Label
A good killing : a novel
Title
A good killing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Allison Leotta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Former federal prosecutor and critically acclaimed author Allison Leotta's spellbinding thriller follows prosecutor Anna Curtis as she heads home to Michigan to defend her sister in a case that will bring her to her knees. Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach--a hometown hero--is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn't there to prosecute a crime, she's home to support her innocent sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach's murder. But maybe Jody isn't so innocent after all? The police are convinced that Jody was having an affair with the married coach and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates with the help of her childhood friend Cooper Bolden--an Afghan War veteran with a secret of his own--she slowly peels back the facade of her all-American hometown and discovers that no one is telling the truth about the coach, not even the people she thought she knew best. When the town rallies against them, threatening not just Jody's liberty but both sisters' lives, Anna resolves to do everything she can to save her sister and defend the only family she has left. In her best book yet, Leotta, "a highly entertaining storyteller" (George Pelecanos), explores the limits of vigilante justice, the bonds of sisterhood, and the value of the truth"--
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Summary
Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach--a hometown hero--is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn't there to prosecute a crime, she's home to support her innocent sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach's murder. But maybe Jody isn't so innocent after all? The police are convinced that Jody was having an affair with the married coach and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates with the help of her childhood friend Cooper Bolden--an Afghan War veteran with a secret of his own--she slowly peels back the facade of her all-American hometown and discovers that no one is telling the truth about the coach, not even the people she thought she knew best. When the town rallies against them, threatening not just Jody's liberty but both sisters' lives, Anna resolves to do everything she can to save her sister and defend the only family she has left.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415411
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leotta, Allison
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Anna curtis series
Series volume
0004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public prosecutors
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Murder
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Legal
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • Murder
  • Public prosecutors
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Michigan
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A good killing : a novel, Allison Leotta
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147807
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476760995
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014047320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147807
Label
A good killing : a novel, Allison Leotta
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147807
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476760995
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014047320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147807

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