by Roberta Isleib
Cover Artist: Brandon Dorman
Review by Beth Slater
Berkley Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425214749
Date: 06 March, 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Deadly Advice is the first in a new series by Roberta Isleib featuring Dr. Rebecca Butterman, psychologist and advice columnist. Recovering from her recent divorce, Rebecca returns to her recently purchased condo on the Connecticut shore to find police crawling all over her neighborhood. Startled, she approaches them to find out that her next-door neighbor, Madeline, is dead, apparently by her own hand. Rebecca can't believe that she missed the signs, despite not knowing her neighbor well beyond an acquaintance. When Madeline's mother Isabel approaches Rebecca to care for Madeline's cat, Spencer, she also asks Rebecca to look at Madeline's diary for signs of depression. But will her investigative instincts cause her to ignore her own advice? From official release/information:
From back of book: After her young next-door neighbor, Madeline, is found dead from an apparent suicide, Rebecca can't believe that she, a trained professional, missed the signs. But not everything is adding up... Madeline's blog, a zippy chronicle of dating adventures, suggest anything but depression. When Rebecca's editor assigns her to do a column on the modern singles scene, Rebecca finds herself retracing Madeline's steps into the dating world, looking for clues to the mystery of the young woman's death. Dr Butterman is about to discover just how deadly some advice can be....