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Goodnight, Irene

Title: Goodnight, Irene
Author: Jan Burke
Year First Published: 2002
Page Count: 384
Synopsis: For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave? Southern California reporter Irene Kelly has uncovered a maze of forensic records and confidential files that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried -- and Irene silenced forever.

Profanity Violence Sexual Content
Quite a bit of profanity in the dialog. Not detailed, but discussed.
Characterization Plot Overall Rating
A solid first book for what becomes a beguiling mystery series.


Focus Murder Readability Moderate
Main Character Female Setting North America
Main Character Layman Setting Earth Based
Main Character Adult Time Period Contemporary
Number of pages 300-400

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