Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Publication Date: September 13, 2017
* “Stilt House,” a signed, matted decorative print by Florida artist Sharon Goldman. Stilt House is on St. George Island off the Florida Panhandle, where The Alibi is set. The location is representative of where the hero and heroine go for their weekend beach getaway.
About Marilyn Baron
I didn’t answer. “So how’s law school?” “It’s hard. I spend every minute studying.” I’ll just bet you do. I wonder how many of your study partners are women? Not to mention some of your roommates are women. I’m sure not every minute is spent studying. Considering I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you, I highly doubt you’re living the life of a celibate. While, I, on the other hand, am horny as hell.
So you go to school for four years. You have a boyfriend who says that he loves you and wants to marry you. You get out of school and can’t find a job in your town that fits your degree. What do you do? Where does that leave you? For Merritt Saxe, this is so not an easy decision. She is faced with moving out of town to work in her field as a Public Relations Specialist OR stay where she is in a dead-end job and hope for her boyfriend to propose after he gets out of law school in three years. Baron has a compelling and entertaining story that will leave readers craving more of these characters lives!
What Merritt thought was a perfect entry-level job in her suited field, turns quickly into a nightmare. What do you do when you have a love struck boss, and an arrogant director who runs the Florida prison system? You suck up and hope that you are doing your job right! When Merritt’s boss leaves for the day unexpectedly, she puts Merritt in charge and tells her that nothing should go wrong in her absence. But that is EXACTLY what happens. Shortly after Peggy leaves the office, Director Willard Baintree calls to request assistance. He provides her the address and tells her to get over to him as soon as possible, without letting anyone know of his whereabouts. What seems a little suspicious at first, becomes downright criminal upon seeing the director in blood-stained clothes and his mistress’s dead body in the next room. After telling her that he didn’t kill her, Merritt knows that she is now his alibi and fears for her life. She has to be at his every beck and call, right? Wouldn’t that make her an accessory to murder if she told anyone? Their secret cannot stay bottled up forever, especially once she finds the man of her dreams who happens to be…a lawyer.
Baron does a superb job with character development and credibility. As this mystery slowly unfolds, so many things are thrown at these characters in rapid succession–making the story fun and enticing! The pace is fast, which is a preference for most and the story is creative. If you are a reader of mystery, suspense, and crime fiction, you may want to pick this up!
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Book Unleashed, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for The Alibi by Marilyn Baron.