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Hold on for a ride with today's BOOK OF THE DAY. "A River of Lies" by John Crossan checks off all the boxes for suspense, murder, mystery, and crime novel. It will have you on the edge of your seat and you won't want to put it down. Every plot twist is carefully manipulated by Crossan between his characters. You don't want to miss this one. Order your copy today!
When his girlfriend, Jillian Russo, washes up on the shore of the Merrimack River in Essex County, Massachusetts, Carmen Vaughn immediately finds himself the main suspect in her murder investigation. Desperate, he turns to his college professor and former criminal prosecutor, Timothy Pickering, for help clearing his name and figuring out what really happened.
Against his family’s wishes, Pickering decides to help and recruits Adrian Watson, a private investigator who’s worked other government cases in the past. Despite their diligent work, the prosecutors on Jillian's case manage to stay one step ahead as lead attorney Victoria Donovan conspires to bury vital evidence that could acquit Carmen of the charges. As the investigation progresses, Pickering and Watson suspect that someone else was dating and likely killed Jillian . . . but knowing it and proving it are two different matters, and time is running out.
John Crossan is your classic New England Yankee. Growing up, he divided his time between Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Coastal Maine, After graduating with honors from both college and law school, he spent several years working as a litigator in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Ultimately, he decided to put the practice of law behind him and pursue a career as a writer. A River of Lies is his first foray into the world of fiction. John currently resides along the New England coast with his family.