Easy Innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann

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When pretty, smart Sara Long is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia Davis — former cop and newly-minted PI — is hired to look into the incident at the behest of the accused's sister, and what she finds hints at a much different, much darker answer. It seems the privileged, preppy schoolgirls on Chicago's North Shore have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen. But while these girls can pay for Prada pricetags, they don't realize that their new business venture may end up costing them more than they can afford. Easy Innocence is a welcome addition to the body of dark, gripping thrillers by such authors as Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, and Val McDermid.

“Hellmann brings tolife the reality of bullying among teenage girls withenough twists and turns to keep you reading. Highly recommended.”
–Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Just what'sneeded in a mystery…Depth of characterization setsthis new entry by Hellmann (A Shot to Die For, 2005, etc.) apart from acrowded field.” –Kirkus Reviews

“There's a newno-nonsense female private detective in town: Georgia Davis, a former cop whois tough and smart enough to give even the legendary V.I. Warshawski a run forher money. ” –Chicago Tribune