Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue


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The convicted murderers supply Kate with some surprising clues.
-Publishers Weekly


Missing Persons will have readers eagerly waiting for show time on Kate’s next case.” —Richmond Times-DispatchAfter the death of her ex-husband, things are finally returning to normal for Kate Conway—so normal that she’s gotten a little bored. Out of the blue, the television producer is offered a documentary gig about lifers in a state prison. Kate jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she’s also just been asked to produce a reality show about the opening of a new restaurant—one backed by Vera, her dead husband’s mistress. Reluctantly, she agrees to both.

But when one of the restaurant’s investors is murdered and Vera is the chief suspect, Kate must ride a treacherous psychological edge, relying on the minds of death row killers to help her solve the case.

Praise for Clare O’Donohue’s Missing Persons:

“Fascinating characters, multi-faceted story lines, and plenty of action.” —Midwest Book Review

“A series worth collecting.” —Suspense magazine


About Clare O'Donohue

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CLARE O'DONOHUE is a freelance television writer and producer as well as the author of the Someday Quilts mystery series. She lives outside Chicago, Illinois.
Published April 24, 2012 by Plume. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Mar 12 2012

The convicted murderers supply Kate with some surprising clues.

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Fiction Addict

Above average
Reviewed by Elizabeth Olmedo on May 09 2012

O’Donohue...has a way of making even the most flawed character sympathetic — even the killers serving life sentences. I would recommend Life Without Parole to mystery and suspense fans.

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Reviewed by Krishna on May 15 2012

Overall, Life Without Parole was an enjoyable read.

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The Reading Cafe

Reviewed by Barb on Jun 21 2012

Clare O’Donohue has created a wonderful and different character in Kate. O’Donohue gives us a lot of humor and wittiness, into this interesting story, and the characters are very real, with normal real flawed people, which is a pleasure to watch.

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Reviewed by Dollycas on May 08 2012

Kate Conway continues to develop at a perfect pace. With her chosen profession the material for future stories is endless. That makes this reader very happy.

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Jeni Read a Book

Below average
Reviewed by Jeni on Jun 18 2012

I did enjoy this book, although I'm not sure if I enjoyed it enough to read more of O'Donohue's other books.

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Raven Crime Reads

Jun 14 2012

I also enjoyed the fact that Kate wasn’t enmeshed in some ludicrous romantic entanglement so prevalent amongst American female crime authors and overall found this an easy and engaging read.

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Chocolate and Books

Reviewed by Cindy on May 28 2012

I did enjoy this story as my introduction to the series and the author and look forward to reading more as new titles are published.

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Literary WInner

Below average
on Apr 22 2012

Overall, I think Life Without Parole was okay. To me, the best part was the Kate’s work learning about the inmates.

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Reviewed by Mark Sadler on Jun 20 2012

In typical O’Donohue fashion, we are led through a trail of lies and deceit, red herrings and dead bodies in this modern-era cozy and brilliantly woven tale of corruption, unrequited love and life in general, with or without parole.

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