City of Lies

By Alafair Burke

A fast-paced thriller from Alafair Burke, where no-one in Manhattan is safe. And no-one is innocent.

In New York City nights are dangerous. Days are numbered.

When New York University student Megan Gunther is brutally murdered, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and partner J.J. Rogan discover that Megan has been on the receiving end of some sinister online threats.

Is her death the result of a campus feud that got out of hand or could there be a twisted cyber fanatic at work?

And when a link is revealed between Megan and a murdered real-estate agent, Ellie comes to wonder if there was something else behind the student’s death.

Ellie learns that the dead woman shared a secret connection to a celebrity mogul whose bodyguard was mysteriously killed a few months earlier.

When Megan’s roommate disappears, the hunt for the killer is really on…

With fans including everyone from Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, and Lee Child to Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Gardner and Kathy Reichs, Alafair Burke gives us another nail-biting thriller to keep us on the edge of our seats.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 18 Feb 2010
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-736302-5
A former deputy district attorney, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra Law School and lives in New York City. Alafair is the daughter of the acclaimed crime writer James Lee Burke.

Praise for City of Fear: -

‘[Ellie Hatcher] is warm, funny and engaging, and City of Fear is efficient and briskly paced’ -

Laura Wilson, THE GUARDIAN -

Praise for Alafair Burke: -

”'These are characters I’d follow forever.” - Tess Gerritsen

”'Alafair Burke just keeps getting better and better.” - Harlan Coben

”'She’s got what it takes and will be sticking around.” - Michael Connelly

”'Suspenseful and entertaining.” - Kathy Reichs

”'Alafair Burke delivers a first-rate thriller.” - Lisa Gardner

”'Terrific.” - Laura Lippman

”'Burke’s brisk and ultimately suspenseful narrative offers wily and intricate plotting and sharply etched major and minor characters.” - Kirkus Reviews

”'Burke leaves her principle characters little time to sleep; her readers will relate.” - Publishers Weekly

”'Alafair Burke is a wonderful writer with the kind of skill and confidence I admire. I’m a big fan.” - Sue Grafton

”'Alafair Burke has been on the front lines in the courtroom and on the streets, and brings her world alive.” - Linda Fairstein

Praise for City of Lies: -

”'Entertaining, full of suspense and really enjoyable. A great read.” - Closer Magazine