MYSTERY

The Dead Girl in 2A

Poisoned Pen: Sourcebooks. Jul. 2019. 416p. ISBN 9781492686033. $15.99; pap. ISBN 9781492686040. THRILLER
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On his way to meet a new client in Denver, ghost writer Jake Buchannan feels a strong connection with the woman sitting next to him on the plane. Despite questioning each other, neither can figure out where or when they may have met. Before departing the plane, Jake discovers that Clara has come to Denver to die. Disturbing events continue to occur as Jake’s client seems fixated on Jake’s life rather than his own. Then Jake is approached by a rogue private investigator with a fantastic story of trying to save Jake from a nefarious group targeting him, Clara, and others. The memory research clinical trial in which Jake was participating has led to the horrible deaths of two subjects. Then Jake is kidnapped, and the true fight for survival begins as events in his past threaten to destroy his future.
VERDICT Best-selling author Wilson (Mister Tender’s Girl) delivers a solid stand-alone psychological thriller with a clever premise that brings to light the devastation of memory-altering drugs in psychological warfare research.

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