Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Compulsion by Allison Brennan @Allison_Brennan @MacmillanAudio

Investigative reporter Maxine (Max) Revere is covering the trial of murderer Adam Bachman for her network. She’s the host of Maximum Exposure and this is a different role from that. Bachman is charged with the murders of five people and the evidence is irrefutable, however Max believes not only are there more but he didn’t act alone. As she looks under more rocks, Max keeps finding more evidence to explore her theory. Of course, the district attorney wants no part of this as he’s just days from a guilty verdict. When Bachman agrees to an interview with Max, things take a dangerous turn following that meeting.

Wow. I was into the story from the start but was completely unprepared for that sinister turn it took soon after that interview with Bachman. I struggled to find stopping points (this is a long story on audio) and found most of what ensued to be extremely chilling. Max had to rely on her team and the men in her life to step up and do that quickly. For a long time I was baffled by the mystery and who these partners of Bachman might be but did eventually muster up a credible theory.

We learn even more about Max’s past that sheds light upon the events that truly shaped her. I am now glad I chose to listen to the book despite being unfamiliar with the narrator. Her storytelling skills were exceptional, pacing everything perfectly and ratcheting up the emotions in just the right places. Max’s relationships with Detective Nick Santini and FBI Agent Marco Lopez play a large part and that dynamic was really interesting. This was excellent on so many levels. I rarely say this about my series reading but this one stands alone very well if you’re unwilling to start from the beginning.

Book Info

  • Release Date: April 7, 2015
  • Series: Max Revere #2
  • Narrator: Eliza Foss
  • Audio Length: 14 hours, 48 minutes
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio





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17 thoughts on “Compulsion by Allison Brennan @Allison_Brennan @MacmillanAudio”

  1. I love BRennan’s writing but not always her characters. Revere sounds like a character I would like so I’ve just downloaded the first in the series from library. I’m so glad you read series and point us toward these good ones!

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  2. Excellent review Jo. I am so glad you are enjoying this series and this one sounds wonderful with that sinister vibe and twist. If I ever get time to read her backlist, I will see if my library has the audiobooks.

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