WARREN, N.J., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Andrea Kane, author of 27 novels, has just released a new book, The Murder That Never Was: A Forensic Instincts Novel (Bonnie Meadow Publishing, May 2016). With the Rio Olympics approaching and doping scandals in the headlines, Kane's thriller could not be more timely. The book is a work of fiction, but nevertheless looks at the very real culture of sports and the pressure put on athletes, in particular Olympic hopefuls, to turn to PEDS (performance enhancing drugs) or doping, to improve their athletic performance. The book is available for purchase at Amazon (bit.ly/AKbuyTHEMURDER), B&N and independent bookstores.
In The Murder That Never Was, a 16-year-old female gymnast's dream of Olympic gold is shattered when the "supplement" she has been taking turns out to be a designer performance enhancing drug (PED). Her personal trainer, Julie Forman, is furious at the people who victimized her star pupil, and goes on a personal crusade for the truth. That crusade is interrupted by a serendipitous crossing of paths between Julie and Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck woman seeking a job. This chance meeting and the events that follow lands one of them six feet under and the other hiding behind one lie after another.
Doping has been a newsworthy and controversial topic for many years. "Why do athletes risk it all by taking performance enhancing drugs?" Kane wondered and pondering that question was one of her inspirations for her most recent novel. So were the Yankees. When she isn't busy writing the next mystery, Kane is a diehard Yankees fan. Her fascination with A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) also sparked ideas for Kane's latest book, since Rodriguez's use of PEDs led to an epic battle between him and Major League Baseball.
Wondering "why?" led to wondering "what if?" which led to Kane creating a story as scary as reality and as wild as fiction, a combination of both, ripped from the headlines and borne from Kane's fantastic grisly imagination. Kane is a master of suspense and her fans will not be disappointed with The Murder That Never Was.
"Characters you love (or love to hate), a ripped from the headlines mystery, and page turning suspense that will keep you up all night. A classic Andrea Kane thriller!" says Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author, about The Murder That Never Was by Andrea Kane.
"Engaging characters bring grisly thriller to life," was the recent headline in the New York Daily News review of Kane's latest, and the review concluded, "Kane truly brings her characters to life and keeps readers engaged in the suspenseful plot from beginning to end. Her latest installment is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat."
Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including thirteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles.
Her latest storytelling triumph, The Murder That Never Was, extends the Forensic Instincts legacy where a dynamic, eclectic team of maverick investigators continue to solve seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement. The first showcase of their talents came with the New York Times bestseller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, followed by The Line Between Here and Gone, The Stranger You Know, and The Silence that Speaks.
With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages. Kane lives in New Jersey with her husband and family.
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