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As expected Maggie Brooks, our new sleuth friend, goes on the hunt for the true story. That was the only predictable part of this book. I was racing through all emotions while holding my breath trying to figure out who the killer was and the true reason for the murder. The book took me from grief (Maggie's loss of spouse,) to an online friendship, romance, suspense, murder, and more!
What I truly loved about this new series, was it's complete believability. Maggie rings true as a reporter, friend, mother, and romantic interest. Maggie does not take unrealistic risks or is excessively nosy. Maggie is someone I do want to get to know more about and I look forward to her next headline!
She talks about all the suspects, using their real names, why she thinks they could be the murderer, and what she's going to do next - DUH!!! She does all this even though she never met this cyber-pal, and knows nothing about her. It doesn't even occur to her that this other woman could possibly live in the same area, know the same people, or even be involved. Sorry, but this just doesn't ring true for anyone with half a brain. As a reporter, she knows she must maintain a distance from the crime, she should check her facts before revealing her suspicions, and she certainly shouldn't be using a complete stranger for a sounding board. She tells her cyber-pal more than she tells her editor, and what little she tells the editor has already been told to her friend. On top of that, she becomes attracted to two of the male suspects.
At times, the authors get confused about who is writing the story, and whether it's supposed to be written in the first person from Maggie's perspective, or the third person. The authors switched perspectives in the same paragraph.Read more ›
Maggie is a widow who works part time as a reporter on a small town paper. At one time she was in the big time working at the forefront of the news.
She is dealing with ongoing grief, raising 2 children and trying to get through each day.
She is a smart woman.
Which is why I was surprised at so many of her actions. She shares information online with someone she has never met. A reporter would not do that.
She regularly puts herself in jeopardy even though she is the only parent left for her 2 children. I think that a really smart woman would not do interviews with possible suspects in a murder and not let someone know where she is and what she is doing.
I like Maggie, I liked the other characters in the book. I enjoyed the book, but at times I had to overcome my common sense and just go with the flow.
I would recommend this book for the mystery. I would recommend this book for anyone who might be dealing with the loss of a loved one, there are times when grief is dealt with in a manner which is helpful.
Overall, a good book, but keep in mind that in order to move the story forward, Maggie takes risks -not in a good way.
Maggie, whose husband died fourteen months earlier, is a reporter for a small town newspaper. She is having trouble moving on. Her thoughts are always on the past and why her husband was killed by a hit and run driver. After a few visits with her therapist she is told she doesn’t need the visits any more, she just needs to get through the year.
When she is assigned to cover the Town Council meeting where a controversial law about a proposed outlet mall is to be debated her life gets turned around. She meets the players of both sides—Mickey Towers who wanted to build the mall in a depressed area of Somerville and a coalition of business owners called MOM (Move the Outlet Mall) who all own businesses in the rich town next door, Milford. Elizabeth Wong and Mary Jane Gordon are the main contributors of this organization.
Tom Maloney is the mayor of Somerville and wants this mall real bad. Some say so bad that he will lie, cheat and steal to get it done. Sean O’Neal is a local construction company who lives in The Flats, the nickname of Somerville, and is about to lose his home and business of this all goes through.
What happens next is pretty obvious. People hate each, others threaten each other and some end up dead. Being the reporter, Maggie gets caught in the middle. What happens? I can’t tell you. Buy the book and find out.
I really enjoyed this little caper. I felt a connection with the characters and they all felt real to me. The flow was good and my interest was kept. Great short read!
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From page one to the very end I loved this story. It was a great story which also showed the corrupt issues that happen when people get involved with the wrong caliber of planning... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy L. Smith
I'm happy to complete the star system but that doesn't seem to be enough for amazon. So please quit sending me these emails as I read a lot and get frustrated when u won't accept a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by karen
In my mind, two stars says "weak" and three stars says, "good." I don't want to put this story down because it wasn't poorly written or full of errors like so many... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Shirley Y. Thomas
A nice mystery which incorporates Internet friends with small town politics. The result is murder. Could have been fleshed out even more than it was but a nice, quick, read for my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book. I could relate to Maggie, she seemed so real. The story line was great and I didn't suspect anything until the very end. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nora B
This book moved rather slow for my taste. I almost didn't finish reading it. I Would not recommend reading it.Published 16 months ago by Kimiko Simpson
Slow at first but then picks up & very likable characters. Decent murder mysteryPublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
A pleasant, refreshing story with intrigue, laughter and didn't see it coming ending.
A strong female lead character with wit and charm.
Anything written by the duo 'Evelyn David' is a good read; wish they wrote more books! There is supposed to be a new one in the works and I'll be purchasing that one as well.Published 23 months ago by Bachee