The Sorority Murder: A Novel - book cover
Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher : MIRA; Original edition
  • Published : 28 Dec 2021
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0778311686
  • ISBN-13 : 9780778311683
  • Language : English

The Sorority Murder: A Novel

"The 10 Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of December are Giving Us Literal Chills"-E! Online

"10 Books to Cozy Up With This December"-PopSugar

 A popular sorority girl. An unsolved murder. A campus podcast with chilling repercussions.  

Lucas Vega is obsessed with the death of Candace Swain, who left a sorority party one night and never came back. Her body was found after two weeks, but the case has grown cold. Three years later while interning at the medical examiner's, Lucas discovers new information, but the police are not interested.

Lucas knows he has several credible pieces of the puzzle. He just isn't sure how they fit together. So he creates a podcast to revisit Candace's last hours. Then he encourages listeners to crowdsource what they remember and invites guest lecturer Regan Merritt, a former US marshal, to come on and share her expertise.

New tips come in that convince Lucas and Regan they are onto something. Then shockingly one of the podcast callers turns up dead. Another hints at Candace's secret life, a much darker picture than Lucas imagined-and one that implicates other sorority sisters. Regan uses her own resources to bolster their theory and learns that Lucas is hiding his own secret. The pressure is on to solve the murder, but first Lucas must come clean about his real motives in pursuing this podcast-before the killer silences him forever.

"Fans of Jeff Abbott and Karin Slaughter will find this crime novel hard to put down." -Publishers Weekly on The Third to Die

"Downright spectacular… [A] riveting page turner as prescient as it is purposeful." -Providence Journal on Tell No Lies

Editorial Reviews

"The 10 Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of December are Giving Us Literal Chills"-E! Online

10 Books to Cozy Up With This December"-- PopSugar


Fast-paced action…. well-constructed mystery plot."
--Publishers Weekly


"A lean thriller with a strong and damaged protagonist as compelling as Lisbeth Salander." –Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of Jeff Abbott and Karin Slaughter will find this crime novel hard to put down."--Publishers Weekly

"Brennan's broadest and most expansive novel yet, as much Catherine Coulter as David Baldacci, with just enough of Thomas Harris thrown in for good measure. A stellar and stunning success."-- Providence Journal

"The first in Brennan's new series... and fans will look forward to the next installment." --Booklist

"Leave all the lights on... you'll be turning the pages fast as you can. The Third to Die is the first in Brennan's amazing new thriller series. Dive in and enjoy this nail-biter."--Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth

"Riveting, terrifying, and simply fantastic. Brennan ratchets up the tension to the breaking point with her new FBI MRT team chasing a devious killer. --J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Tear Me Apart

"An edge of the seat, can't-put-it-down thrill ride."-Marcia Clark, author of Snap Judgment


"A fast-paced, suspenseful read with interesting characters and sinister twists that keep you turning the pages for more."--Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author, on Poisonous


Readers Top Reviews

mhwKay MooreShamraMu
Fast paced, interesting twists. Good character development. I hope this begins another series with the strong lead and solid backstory
Diana Justus
I love how you get sucked into the book from the beginning. It was a great read and would recommend this author.
Allison Brennan has long been a favorite author of mine and I have enjoyed all of her work. She certainly did a fabulous job with this book! I could not put it down! I totally recommend it!
K. Dorris
A podcast examining the disappearance and death of a popular college student sets out to bring answers for the community. At first, the answers are few and the questions, and mysterious deaths, only multiply. Lucas, the podcast host and classmate, teams up with a former US Marshall, back in her hometown trying to piece her life back together after tragedy has befallen her life. This book is a true suspense novel. Each twist and turn brought new questions, up until the very end.
I didn’t want to put this down, so I read until I finished it. Regan Merritt is a wonderful main character, and some of her skills as a Marshall were impressive and very helpful when interviewing and understanding possible witnesses. Helping Lucas with the podcast was a stroke of genius. I sure am glad she had her gun when she tracked the murderer.

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