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Berkley, May 2003, 5.99, 256 pp.
ISBN 0425189961

After graduating golf school with a birdie putt, Cassie Burdette now has partially exempt status on the LPGA tour, which means a certain amount of tourney play. She can also play in events where a last minute opening occurs such as just happened at the Shop Rite LPGA Classic, a pro-amateur event. Cassie is playing with four scientists working on a new Alzheimer's drug and she immediately takes to the only other woman on the team.
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After the first day of play, the Meditron group invites Cassie to go with them to the Showboat Casino where Erica and Cassie run into a female teen in trouble. Erica takes the kid to her room but the next day fails to show up to play golf with her co-workers. Cassie finds this particularly ominous and decides to go to see if Erica is okay. When Cassie persuades management to open the door they find Erica dead in her bed, the victim of an overdose. Cassie doesn't believe Erica committed suicide and starts her own investigation, an action that almost leads to a double bogie for her and a close friend.

Golf enthusiasts and fans of amateur sleuth novels will definitely enjoy A BURIED LIE, a tale that gives the reader insight into the competitive world of professional golf. The audience will like Cassie because she is willing to act on her hunches when even the police think no crime has been committed. Roberta Isleib knows how to write an interesting who-done-it that is a hole in one for the audience.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Murder of certain profession?    -   athletes Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   sports Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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