Blunt Impact

Blunt Impact

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by Lisa Black
     
 

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Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean is puzzled by the questionable death of a female construction worker at a Cleveland building site. A witness to the death – a young girl nicknamed Ghost – may be able to help. Ghost says the woman was pushed by someone she can only identify as the Shadow Man. Soon Theresa finds herself in a race against time to protect

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Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean is puzzled by the questionable death of a female construction worker at a Cleveland building site. A witness to the death – a young girl nicknamed Ghost – may be able to help. Ghost says the woman was pushed by someone she can only identify as the Shadow Man. Soon Theresa finds herself in a race against time to protect Ghost from an unknown killer before he is able to find the little girl and silence her for good.

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Booklist
An intense plot, knuckle-biting suspense, a likable heroine, and a shock ending make for a thoroughly satisfying read.
Publishers Weekly
At the start of Black’s middling fifth mystery featuring forensic specialist Theresa MacLean (after 2011’s Defensive Wounds), MacLean joins her homicide detective cousin, Frank Patrick, at a downtown Cleveland, Ohio, construction site where a cement worker has fallen from the top of what will be a high-rise prison. Between two dumpsters near the body, MacLean finds a scared little girl covered in blood. The girl, called Ghost, turns out to be the 11-year-old daughter of the unmarried victim, identified as 29-year-old Samantha Zebrowski. The girl says that “a shadow” pushed her mother off the unfinished building. The tension rises as MacLean and Patrick follow false trails while the killer stalks Ghost, the sole witness to the crime. The bond that MacLean forms with Ghost lends human interest and few will guess the killer’s identity before the final desperate confrontation, but stock characters and too many coincidences make this a lesser entry in the series. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary Agency. (May)
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"An intense plot, knuckle-biting suspense, a likeable heroine, and a shock ending make for a thoroughly satisfying read."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727897244
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2014
Series:
A Theresa MacLean Series, #5
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
834,321
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Black is a certified latent print examiner and crime scene investigator for a south Florida police department. Prior to that, she worked as a forensic scientist for the coroner's office in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the New York Times bestselling author of five previous Theresa MacLean thrillers.

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Blunt Impact 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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While still a good story I found myself easily distracted and less interested in/connected to the supporting characters. Many were dull and the author failed to hook me.
ginnyle More than 1 year ago
I've read all her books and can't wait for the next one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started reading last night.
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