The Alibi

Marilyn Baron
The Alibi
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The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
September 2017
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Merritt Saxe, newly hired public relations specialist with the Florida prison system, answers an urgent plea from their division's director, Willard Ware Baintree. Following his orders, she finds him in the apartment of his mistress, his bloody T-shirt and the mistress's dead body convincing her the criminal justice superstar is himself a criminal. The director claims he didn't kill the woman and coerces Merritt into being his alibi.

Meanwhile, as the director pulls her farther into his web of lies, Merritt breaks with her longstanding boyfriend and begins a steamy relationship with hunky attorney Israel Goodspeed, whose brother works for the director. Yet how can she trust Israel with her secret or her heart when she suspects the director has been orchestrating their relationship to keep her in line? Speaking out about the cover-up could cost her more than time in jail…it could cost her life.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Oct 06, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
80 people found the following review helpful
Wow, I was impressed with Marilyn Baron's THE ALIBI. There's a richness of language that paints a picture making it easy, as readers, to drop into the story. As an example: "Watertown was in the middle of Downtown Nowhere, the dictionary definition of a sleepy town— a town that was practically in a coma— where the Spanish Moss grew thick and the Southern accents thicker." And, it gets better with each page.

In case, you haven't figured it out, this isn't a conventional romance. There's no insta-attraction going on. THE ALIBI is an unfolding of a tale filled with Southern, small town mystery, intrigue, suspense, murder, and a bit of down home charm.

Merritt Saxe is an up and coming employee working in the PR department for the Department of Corrections for Florida. While she dislikes Press Releases and speaking with the media, she does her job. Maybe a bit too well. When The Director calls in a panic, she steps in to help out and that's when things really start to get interesting. This story follows along her point of view as she battles with her feelings and conscience over what she knows and what she thinks she knows.

THE ALIBI is humorous, shocking, downright scandalous in a small town sort of way, and an absolute enjoyable read.
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