INTERVIEW WITH MAXINE REVERE FROM ABANDONED BY ALL...

  Thank you for doing this. You have had some hard knocks in your life. Your mother left you just before your tenth birthday and then disappeared off the face of the earth a few years later.  Raised by your grandparents you became an independent, strong, determined, person who has little regard for those who are dishonest. Now you use those skills as a cable TV investigative reporter to help solve Cold Cases. Let’s start out by going back in time. Elise Cooper: Some of those who know you described how you are ruled by your past, driven, demanding, sometimes arrogant, judgmental, yet passionate and intelligent. Do you agree? Maxine (Max)...

INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON BRENNAN

  Abandoned by Allison Brennan takes the Maxine (Max) Revere stories to a whole new level. She is able to create a suspenseful and exciting plot centered around this fascinating character’s background. In this latest she explores why her mother deserted her shortly before her tenth birthday. The disappearance of her mother, Martha, has haunted Max for years. It has been seven years since she last heard from her and this has left her in a state of limbo. Getting information from another investigator, Sean Rogan, Max feels this clue, a discarded car found in Cape Haven, Virginia sixteen years ago, might provide answers. Knowing Martha left...

Allison Brennan: The POISONOUS Interview

Poisonous by Allison Brennan is a very powerful story. The novel delves into very relevant issues from cyber bullying to social media’s role within people’s lives. The author makes a good point about how social media makes it easier for someone to say mean things without any repercussions. This intense plot also focuses on psychological issues involving a mentally challenged character and how family dynamics play into divorce. A cyber bully, Ivy, falls off a cliff; was she pushed or was it accidental? Maxine Revere, an investigative reporter that works on cold cases, is asked to find the truth about the fall. Elise Cooper: How did you get...

POISONOUS by Allison Brennan

POISONOUS Allison Brennan Minotaur Books April 12th, 2016 Allison Brennan has woven a wonderful web of suspense in POISONOUS (Minotaur), book three in the Maxine Revere Series. It opens with the death of a girl who has been bullying people on the internet. Her brother Tommy, who is mentally challenged, is distraught and a year later with no real insight into what happened, he reaches out to reporter Maxine Revere. Maxine, does not normally write stories like this, decides to look into the death. As she researches and peels back the layers, it seems that there is a lot more going under underneath the surface. This is a great edge of your...

COMPULSION by Allison Brennan reviewed

COMPULSION Allison Brennan Max Revere Series #2 April 7th, 2015 St. Martins Press COMPULSION by Allison Brennan is the second of the series. Its main character is investigative reporter Maxine (Max) Revere who believes the truth will always set someone free. With each book readers get to know more of the backstory on Max and her supporting cast. Any mystery fan will enjoy Brennan’s mixing of Max’s prior cases and early life with the surrounding facts concerning the current case. Because of her connections and TV news show, “Maximum Exposure,” she is able to get an exclusive interview with an accused serial killer, Adam Bachman who has been...