Sarah Shankman is also Alice Storey. This is the 1st in a series set in Atlanta in the late 1980s. Samantha Adams returns home after many years of living in San Francisco. She is a newspaper reporter who mainly covers murders. She left years ago to run away from Beau who broke her heart. She comes back after her current boyfriend died in car accident caused by a drunk driver. Add to that that Sam doesnt drink because she is an alcoholic who has been sober for over 10 years, long before Sean, her boyfriend is killed. She comes back to her Uncle George, who raised her, and who is a lawyer, George is going blind. He contracted river blindness in the amazon in Brazil. Yep that is what they said.
Sam is an investigative reporter, and she stirs up some trouble and some secrets. She will live to star in book two, so dont fret too much.
I enjoyed the book and the characters and the mystery.
A fast paced exciting mystery.
Could not get interested in this book. Thought I'd give someone else a chance to read it.
right on target...a rollicking good read
IBSN # brought up wrong title and author: First Kill All the Lawyers by Alice Storey. An interesting look at the good-old-boy system in the south. Good read.
From the back:
"Dead Lawyers Don't Tell Tales...
After her turbulent years on the West Coast, Samantha Adams had cfome home to Atlanta, lured by the memory of old-fasthioned gentility, the sweet scent of wisteria- and a cushy job on the "Journal Constitution." And for all the new freeways and the fast food franchises, Atlanta hasn't changed much. But it seemed she had- or maybe she was just the only one stupid enough to think the corruption of rural sheriffs was worth investigating...
When a distinguished attorney was found dead in a backwoods ravine, she wasn't about to accept Sheriff Buford Dodd's word on the 'accident.' Ignoring warnings from every quarter, she delved into a scandal of dirty money and adultery that stretched from Atlanta's society salons to the saloons of the mean old good old boys. It was a treacherous set-up that had cost an honest lawyer his life. And it just might do the same for a stubborn lady reporter who won't do what she's told...."