Robert B. Parker's Bad Influence (Sunny Randall #11) (Hardcover)
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Boston PI Sunny Randall investigates the dark side of social media in this exciting new thriller in the bestselling series.
Sunny Randall’s newest client, Blake, seems to have it all: he is an Instagram influencer, with all the perks the lifestyle entails—a beautiful girlfriend, wealth, and adoring fans. But one of those fans has turned ugly, and Sunny is brought on board by Blake’s manager, Bethany, to protect him and to uncover who is out to kill him. In doing so, she investigates a glamorous world rife with lies and schemes…and ties to a dangerous criminal scene.
When Bethany goes missing and the threats against Blake escalate, Sunny realizes that in order to solve this case, she has to find out exactly who Blake and Bethany are, behind the Instagram filters. While digging into their pasts, she is also forced to confront her own, as old friends—and ex-husbands—reappear. With a combination of old-school crime-solving skills and modern internet savvy, Sunny will stop at nothing to catch a killer.
About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring police chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.
Alison Gaylin is a USA Today and international bestselling author whose novels have won the Edgar and Shamus awards. Her work has been published in numerous countries and has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Macavity, Anthony, ITW Thriller and Strand Book Award.
Praise for Robert B. Parker's Bad Influence
“One of the best mysteries I have read this year, and readers’ heads will be spinning long before the unexpected conclusion. I defy you to put this book down.” ”—BookReporter
“Taking over the franchise for the first time, Gaylin proves the equal of Sunny’s creator in plotting….She doesn’t sound all that much like Parker; she sounds better. Gaylin brings Sunny to terms with contemporary social media even as she uncovers motives older than you can imagine.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Gaylin elevates Parker’s original Sunny by bringing a more contemporary depiction, capturing her sense of humor, confidence, insecurities, anxieties and bravery....We hope Bad Influence is just the beginning of the partnership of Sunny and Gaylin.” ”—South Florida Sun Sentinel
Praise for the Sunny Randall series
“A magnetic new gumshoe.”—People Magazine
“Great stuff, Parker fans. Sunny’s back!”—Booklist
"Parker's trademark dialogue, chockablock with wit, has never been better, nor have his psychological insights."—Chicago Sun-Times