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Critical Praise

The setting, dialogue, and details create a tense backdrop for this action-packed story. There's a wry, appealing voice in characters that have depth and contradiction. Plenty of bark and bite, sizzle and emotion, are accentuated in this tangled tale of delightful intrigue. Well done.

—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

Crisply written, meticulously researched, CRUSH rocks from the opening page to the jarring conclusion. Don’t start the book unless you have a full evening to finish it, because you won’t be able to put it down.

—Steve Martini, New York Times bestselling author

Karen Vail is one tough character. CRUSH will keep you reading late into the night.

—Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author of 206 BONES

Set in the Napa Valley, CRUSH is a smart, stylish whodunnit with lots of surprises, and a finish with all the punch of a blockbuster Cabernet.

—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of DON’T LOOK TWICE

...addictive.... Jacobson jolts standard serial killer fare with some twists...The action culminates in a shockeroo cliffhanger.

Publishers Weekly

As the FBI's real-life Karen Vail, I've spent 14 years profiling and interviewing psychopathic killers. CRUSH proves Alan Jacobson's got a knack for pulling you into the world of serial killers with gripping accuracy and insight. Jacobson breathes life into the killer in a way that made my heart pound --- and I do this for a living.

—Mary Ellen O'Toole, Supervisory Special Agent and senior FBI Profiler (ret.)

Jacobson has done it again! CRUSH is a fantastic page-turning thriller which should be on your reading list.

—Andrew F. Gulli, Managing Editor, The Strand Magazine