From New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich comes Rock Bottom, a debut thriller and first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.
Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old, Angela Joy Palladino, fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah. Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster.
When AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who is crusading against mountaintop removal mining, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ can use any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.
Upon arriving in Scotia, AJ learns of the sudden death of the lawyer who hired her. Soon after joining forces with his daughter, Elizabeth, threats begin to surface, bodies begin to pile up, and AJ discovers that her own secrets aren’t the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried. Hitting rock bottom, AJ must face the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind.
In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate storytelling, and her real life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.
This book combines two of my favorite things, environmental activism and mysteries. And I feel that it did so seamlessly.
I am sure you are sitting here looking at the names of the authors and thinking back a few years trying to remember if you are reading the name correctly. Yes, this book was cowritten by Erin Brockovich. The same Erin Brockovich that was played by Julia Roberts.
Erin teams up with mystery & suspense author CJ Lyons for a gripping tale of what can happen when you are up against those who are out to strip the Earth for all she is worth.
Just like in all of CJ’s other novels, the characters are incredible. I immediately loved AJ and her son, David.
From what I read about this book, this is the first in a series. I can’t wait until more books come out!
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