Forgive Me

Forgive Me

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At DeRose & Associates Private Investigators in Virginia, Angie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways--work that stands in stark contrast to her own safe, idyllic childhood. But in the wake of her mother's sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden among the mementos in her parents' attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a hand-written message on the back- "May God forgive me."

Angie has no idea what it means or how to explain other questionable items among her mother's possessions. Her father claims to know nothing. Could Angie have a sister or other relative she was never told about? Bryce Taggart, the US Marshal working with her agency, agrees to help Angie learn the fate of the girl in the photograph. But the lies she and Bryce unearth will bring her past and present together with terrifying force. And everything she cherishes will be threatened by the repercussions of one long-ago choice--and an enemy who will kill to keep a secret hidden forever.
Publisher: New York :, Kensington Books,, 2016.
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780758293473
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Palmer Daniel 05/2016
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,24 cm


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agkersh Jun 03, 2016

Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer contains two mysteries that intertwine throughout into one thriller that completely left me guessing until the end!
Angie DeRose is the head of DeRose & Associates Private Investigations. The associates are all friends with differing skills that help out as needed and are an interesting set of secondary characters. Angie’s main focus is recovering runaways and the lost. She is hired to bring Nadine, a young high school runaway from a dysfunctional family home. This mystery has Angie delving into underage prostitution and the sex-slave trade epidemic. To read Nadine’s journal is to truly have your heart breaking.
As the search for Nadine continues, Angie’s mother dies and as she and her friend are going through her mother’s boxes in the attic, she finds a haunting picture of a little girl with a code and the words “May God forgive me” written in her mother’s hand on the back. Her father claims to know nothing about the picture. Angie just can’t let it go and continues to dig with the help of her friends and Bryce Taggart, a US Marshal, who is interested in Angie and helping with both of her mysteries.
Angie is a strong and believable main character. All of the secondary characters keep you entertained with humor and/or strong emotions. Mr. Palmer’s writing is crisp and easy to read with a fast pace to the climax that surprises. The two plot lines are woven together into one terrific read!


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