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Evidence of Murder (Theresa MacLean Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

fabulous forensic investigative thriller

Eight months have passed since Cleveland forensic expert and single mom Theresa MacLean's fiancé Paul Cleary was killed during a bank robbery. She has tried to move on, but still grieves her loss and struggles at home and on the job.

The murdered corpse of twe...
Eight months have passed since Cleveland forensic expert and single mom Theresa MacLean's fiancé Paul Cleary was killed during a bank robbery. She has tried to move on, but still grieves her loss and struggles at home and on the job.

The murdered corpse of twenty-four year old former escort Jillian Perry is found in the nearby woods. Theresa's cousin homicide detective Frank asks her to help him on the investigation. She disagrees with the prevalent police theory that Jillian committed suicide. Instead Jillian had turned her life around and had every reason to live as she loved and cherished her five-month-old child and was a newlywed with an adoring husband, who along with a partner was about to make millions on a video game they invented. Soon after she joins the inquiry, a man steps forward claiming he is Jillian's boyfriend and files for custody of her baby.

The sequel to TAKEOVER is a fabulous forensic investigative thriller as the murder case ironically brings Theresa back to life though she still mourns her loss. The police investigation is intelligent though it contains a high degree of implausibility. Still the audience will not care as readers will root for the heroine who brings sass and wit to the job.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 3, 2009

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

good read, keeps you hanging until the end

develops the plot to the very end

posted by 1924456 on November 19, 2011

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    fabulous forensic investigative thriller

    Eight months have passed since Cleveland forensic expert and single mom Theresa MacLean's fiancé Paul Cleary was killed during a bank robbery. She has tried to move on, but still grieves her loss and struggles at home and on the job.

    The murdered corpse of twenty-four year old former escort Jillian Perry is found in the nearby woods. Theresa's cousin homicide detective Frank asks her to help him on the investigation. She disagrees with the prevalent police theory that Jillian committed suicide. Instead Jillian had turned her life around and had every reason to live as she loved and cherished her five-month-old child and was a newlywed with an adoring husband, who along with a partner was about to make millions on a video game they invented. Soon after she joins the inquiry, a man steps forward claiming he is Jillian's boyfriend and files for custody of her baby.

    The sequel to TAKEOVER is a fabulous forensic investigative thriller as the murder case ironically brings Theresa back to life though she still mourns her loss. The police investigation is intelligent though it contains a high degree of implausibility. Still the audience will not care as readers will root for the heroine who brings sass and wit to the job.

    Harriet Klausner

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    good read!!

    This book is pretty good. Theresea ends up solving a murder when everyone else thought it was a suicide. It has alot of twists and turns and keeps you wanting more. The story is well written and is definately worth reading!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    Liked it a lot!

    I am impressed with Lisa Black's writing style. Very thought provoking, edge-of-your-seat kind of balance. The author sees things from a different perspective and is able to transform that perspective into words. I'm looking forward to more books from her.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    John McClain move over...Theresa MacLean is back!

    Please read Lisa Black's Takeover before reading Evidence of Murder or you won't understand the burden Theresa is overcoming. She gets through her depressing but necessary job with the medical examiner's office due to a characteristic that motivates countless divorced mothers: gumption...and the need to earn her daughter's upcoming college tuition. In the second book, she also adds grief motivated grit. Theresa's going through the motions and just isn't paying that much attention to crime scenes after her own headlong foray into a crime scene that cost her nearly everything.

    Then she handles 3 crime scenes that only bear a passing resemblance to each other - exposure to Cleveland's brutal weather... and everyone's readiness to write them off.

    At first, everyone around her is glad to see Theresa taking an interest in, well, anything, but when she seems to become obsessed with one of the crimes, the supposed suicide of an ex-escort who's also a new bride and mother, gladness turns to concern. Is she letting her grief color her findings...or is it sharpening her focus on a young husband who doesn't seem to exhibit a fraction of the pain Theresa is still suffering?

    As always, Lisa Black/Elizabeth Becka colors her story with the atmosphere of the surroundings and Cleveland's frozen winter is a major character in this mystery. We care about Theresa and her daughter...and wonder if she'll ever give hostage negotiator Chris Cavanaugh a break. But it's Theresa's never give up attitude that makes Evidence a winner.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Very good book.

    I really like this author! I will be reading more of her books. If you enjoy a really good mystery you will love this book. It was very well written. LMW

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    good read, keeps you hanging until the end

    develops the plot to the very end

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    slow to start but turns around

    Overall another good book in this series. Will move on to book #3 next. Love the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Recommend

    Theresa is a smart medical examiner who was barely coasting along after a tragedy in her personal life. Then a case catches her interest so completely, she forgets her own problems and doggedly pursues a man, only she believes, is the killer of his wife. Of course the man who is extremely clever, smart, popular and "rich". You have to admire her persistence and use of forensics to prove murder, with nothing but her intuition to push her. I was caught up right away. Everyone involved believes the case a simple suicide. Without support, how is she going to manage. The ending was surprising, and very satisfying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    slow

    The first 3/4 of thisa was very slow. THERE WAS TO MUCH TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEP THE CASE AT HAND. The last 3 chapters were good, moving the case alone to a climax, without all the BS in the first part of book. I now know why it was so cheap. Her first book was quite good, this one bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Poorly written. Very scattered story line.

    Poorly written. Very scattered story line...do not recommend, hard to hold your interest .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    great read

    I loved this book cant wait to read another one:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Evidence of Murder

    Not her best work, but enjoyable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Great book.

    Great read and gets even better towards the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black

    Great story! I couldn't put it downand will definately buy more books from this author; how refreshing to read a book this good with no profanity or graphic sex! Kudos to Lisa Black! Please give us more of Teresa!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Another win for Lisa Black!

    A great second book in the Theresa MacLean series. I shows her struggles. I definitely recommend reading this series in order.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Eh, it was okay

    I bought this book as I had read her first book in the series, Takeover. That one was better, more interesting keeping you on the edge of your seat. This book was okay, but nothing exciting. I don't think I'll buy the third one.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Evidence Of Murder

    Will keep buying Lisa Black stories. I really enjoy the stories and think all will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Highly recommended

    very good mystery will read more of her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Highly Recommend!

    Very good read. Exciting and can't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    In process of reading now.

    So far, so good!

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