Good Morning, Killer by April Smith

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An electrifying new thriller that brings back the complex, strong-willed, often-maverick FBI agent—Ana Grey—whom we first met in the author’s stunning debut novel, North of Montana.

This time Special Agent Grey is working on a kidnapping case—a fifteen-year-old named Juliana has been abducted in Santa Monica. Grey’s counterpart in the Santa Monica Police Department is Detective Andrew Berringer. They’ve worked together before—and they’ve been more than just working together ever since.

It’s Ana’s job “to know the victim as if she were my own flesh and blood.” But when Juliana turns up—traumatized into a state of total and paralyzing terror—it becomes clear that Ana has gone too far: she is viewing her own life from the perspective of Juliana’s blasted emotional terrain. And in a moment of passion (Andrew has betrayed her) and panic (is it possible that he also means to harm her?) Ana points a gun at him and shoots.

Now she is both criminal investigator and criminal as she breaks her bail agreement to continue tracking the abductor, torn between her powerful emotional connection with Juliana and the fraying connection she has to her own common sense and to the truths she knows about Andrew—and about herself.

Psychologically acute and unstoppably suspenseful—Good Morning, Killer is a searing, addictive read.

About April Smith

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April Smith is the author of Judas Horse; North of Montana; Be the One; and Good Morning, Killer. She is also a television screenwriter and producer. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband.
Published April 22, 2003 by Knopf. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction

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Ana Grey (North of Montana, 1994), FBI agent, returns to track down a sadistic kidnapper while navigating a stormy relationship with her cop boyfriend;

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After Juliana is released alive but physically and psychologically devastated, the case becomes personal for Ana.

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Book Reporter

Author April Smith introduced her readership to FBI Special Agent Ana Grey in her first thriller, NORTH OF MONTANA.

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Way back in 1994, April Smith introduced a character by the name of Ana Grey in the acclaimed debut novel North of Montana.

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Reviewing the Evidence

the book moves along so quickly, even the parts I didn't especially want to read because they were icky (I tend not to like to read about psychotic behavior.) Even relatively minor scenes, like the borderline creepy scene in the park where middle-aged men photograph "amateur" models - a totally u...

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