The Perfect Suspect

The Perfect Suspect

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
Penguin Putnam
David Mathews, the wildly popular candidate expected to win the Colorado governor’s seat, has been murdered. His death has made headlines across the nation and Denver’s police are scrambling to solve the high-profile case. Mathews’s estranged wife Sydney had motive—her husband’s infidelities—and when the gun used to kill him is discovered in the couple’s mountain home, Sydney is arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

Catherine McLeod is covering the story for The Denver Journal and receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career—and her life—to find the witness who can identify Mathews’s murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.



Random House, Inc.
David Mathews, the wildly popular candidate expected to win the Colorado governor’s seat, has been murdered. His death has made headlines across the nation and Denver’s police are scrambling to solve the high-profile case. Mathews’s estranged wife Sydney had motive—her husband’s infidelities—and when the gun used to kill him is discovered in the couple’s mountain home, Sydney is arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

Catherine McLeod is covering the story for The Denver Journal and receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career—and her life—to find the witness who can identify Mathews’s murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.



Baker & Taylor
Journalist Catherine McLeod risks her career and her life to uncover the truth when a gubernatorial candidate is murdered and a witness who claims to have seen the killer is afraid to tell the police.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425251546
9780425243480
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY COE
Characteristics: 293 p. ;,24 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

l
liddy123
Dec 01, 2013

I turned this in the Monday before Halloween....You have this book...

LaughingOne Nov 09, 2013

Investigative reporter Catherine McLeod is driven to do a good job. This is made difficult when an anonymous caller won't meet with her. The twist in this story is that we know who the murderer is early in the book; and we read/watch her finesse the entire situation and set up the "perfect suspect". I enjoyed this book and look forward to more featuring Catherine. But, Margaret Coel, please keep the Wind River series going too.

e
emerge
Dec 19, 2011

This is a so-so murder mystery. Too many convenient coincidences, too many guesses by the characters that just happen to be right and a foregone conclusion make the story unbelievable. Easy read.

rlbecker Dec 08, 2011

This was a great thriller about a reporter who follows a lead that leads her to help catch an unconventional killer who is a bit crazy. While this is a different type of story than Coel's other series, I enjoyed finding more about Catherine McLeod. This is a winning story about a fascinating woman.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top