Alumni Association is a short novel that is more legal than thriller.
A closed military school is scheduled for demolition but the school’s alumni association is trying to register it as a protected historical building. However, the real reason for saving it is for the multiple uses of the tunnels hidden beneath the school. Beth, an attorney, is hired to represent the association.
There is a whole lot of plot in Alumni Association but it doesn’t hang together well. The book seems choppy. Strangely, it seems both too long, with too many extraneous details, and too short to get to all the plot points in a more organic manner as some of the decisions didn’t seem believable. It also moves too slow to be a true thriller. However, I did enjoy the lead character, Beth, so 3 stars.
Thanks to Ballantine Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.