Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the fourth book in the ”Charlotte McNally” mystery series. Publisher: Mira, February 2010

When everyone has a secret, the real mystery is knowing when to tell.

Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally is an expert at keeping things confidential, but suddenly everyone has a secret—and it turns out it is possible to know too much.

Her latest scoop—an expose of a dangerous car scam, complete with stakeouts, high-speed chases and hidden-camera footage—is ratings gold. But soon that leads her to a brand-new and diabolical scheme. Charlie’s personal and professional lives are put on a collision course, too. Her fiancé is privy to information about threats at an elite private school that has turns deadly.

Charlie has never counted on happy ending. But now, just as she’s finally starting to believe in second chances, she realizes revenge, extortion and murder may leave her alone again—or even dead.

This is the best book in the series and I kept turning the pages to see what happens next. While Charlie struggles with her personal life, newly engaged, a soon-be step-mom and a out-of-state job offer, she’s also dealing with two investigations, one being too close to her personal life. Are both cases connected? Will Charlie make the right decisions for herself? My rating: 4 stars

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