"A suspenseful and compelling story!"
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted March 13, 2018
Thriller Psychological | Thriller
Ella Broden never got to follow her dream. By day, Ella Broden is a
lawyer just like her father and works at his law firm. But at night, she
gets to pursue her dream of singing in clubs around the city. Ella has a
younger sister Charlotte who is in college. One day they meet for lunch,
and Charlotte tells her she is publishing a book. That is the last time
that Ella saw her sister. She receives a call from Charlotte's boyfriend
Zach—her sister is missing.
Ella decides to read what Charlotte had written in her novel, perhaps
there is some kind of clue there. If what Charlotte wrote in her novel
was in any way true, Charlotte was seeing three different men. Ella
goes to the police and runs into an old flame, Detective Gabriel
Velasquez. They dated a few years back, but nothing came of it.
Gabriel assures Ella that he will help any way he can.
While trying to find her sister, Ella also has her own case with another
old flame Paul. One of the women that Paul works with has also come
up missing. Are these two cases related? Paul claims he knows nothing
about this woman missing. After some digging, they find out that he
was having an affair with these women. Plus several things about Paul
seem to fit some of the storylines that are in Charlotte's book. Ella is
dead certain Paul is involved in both of these crimes.
Wow, Adam Mitzner what can I say. This storyline is great. I can't even
imagine what someone goes through when a family member is missing.
I enjoyed how Mitzner shows the love between these two sisters. I also
liked how the author used Charlotte's novel as a way for Ella to piece
together the facts about her sister's disappearance. This story has
mystery and romance, two of my favorites when I read a book.
DEAD CERTAIN is a book that left
me wanting to know more about these characters lives. I hope there is
more to come for them!
Ella Broden is living a double life.
By day, Ella works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the
city’s most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her
passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan.
No one knows her secret, not even Charlotte, the younger
sister she practically raised. But it seems she’s not the
only one in the family with something to hide. When
Charlotte announces she’s sold her first novel, Ella
couldn’t be more thrilled…until she gets a call that her
sister’s gone missing.
Ella starts investigating with the help of Detective Gabriel
Velasquez, an old flame in the NYPD, and what she finds is
shocking. If art imitates life, then her sister’s novel may
contain details of her real-life affairs. And any one of her
lovers could be involved in her disappearance.
Desperate to bring Charlotte home, Ella works through her
list of suspects, matching fictitious characters with
flesh-and-blood men. But will it be too late to save the
sister she only thought she knew?
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