The Alibi Man - Elena Estes, Bk 2 Author:Tami Hoag She was a vision. She was a siren. She was a nightmare. She was dead. Now he needed her to disappear. And he knew just how to make it happen. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own—and their own no longer includes Elena Estes. Once upon a time a child of wealth and privilege, Elena turned her back on that life. Betra... more »yed and disillusioned by those closest to her, she chose the life of an undercover cop, the hunt for justice her own personal passion. Then a tragic, haunting mistake ended her career. Now Elena exists on the fringes of her old life, training horses for a living. But a shocking event is about to draw her back into the painful vortex she’s fought so hard to leave behind.
First she finds the body—a young woman used, murdered, and dumped in a canal. Not just a victim, but a friend. As Elena delves into her dead friend’s secret life, she discovers ties not only to the Russian mob but also to a group of powerful and wealthy Palm Beach bad boys known for giving each other alibis to cover a multitude of sins. A group that includes a man Elena once knew very well—her former fiancé, Bennett Walker, a man she knows has already escaped justice at least once in his life.
Finding her friend’s killer will put Elena at odds with her old life, with her new lover, and with herself. But she is determined to reveal the truth—a truth that will shock Palm Beach society to its core, and could very well get her killed.« less
This wasn't my favorite Tami Hoag novel but it was still a fun read. I did LOVE how smart assed the main character was. Her comebacks had me chuckling to myself a few times. Definately has some great mystery and suspense. Personally I just thought some of her earlier novels were better :)
Had to read in one sitting! Hoag has crafted a novel with many angles and twists that makes this book into a page turner! Sequel of sorts to Dark Horse, the Alibi Man once again tells the story from Elena Estes's point of view.
Hoag is awesome I love her books and this one was no exception I do not read books in order most of the time and only find out afterwards that I am in the middle of a series. But that works with her books they are all good.
Ex-detective Elena Estes has a serious attitude problem. Detective James Landry is in love with her and after 10 months she kicks him to the curb. She is a major bitch - just protecting her heart - but holy crap she is her own worst enemy. It has been three years since Elena's disgrace with the sheriff's office and she is still self-destructive. People like her should stay out of the publics eye.
Elena stumbles upon the body of her groom (horse farm) and calls Landry. She can't keep her nose out of the mystery and uncovers many details that Landry doesn't have access too. She's a great detective but the attitude gets annoying real quickly.
This was a terrific book. The mystery was engrossing all the way until the last page. The surprise ending truly catches you by surprise. I honestly didn't see it coming.