Doubleday, 2008 (2008)
Read an Excerpt
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
hatever else you do this summer, donít miss reading Julie Kramer's
. TV reporter Riley Spartz is recovering from the death of her husband when she is handed cold case files by a police source who says the murders of the two women involved have never left his mind. Both died on the same day a year apart - and both were named
iley opens a can of worms when she starts gathering more info and finds that other
were also murdered the same day and month of different years. As she gets closer to a solution, she finds herself at risk, but doggedly plows forward.
ramer - who is a freelance television news producer for NBC's Today show, Nightly News, and Dateline, and before that, was an investigative producer for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis - delves into the behind the scenes of TV reporting. She brings authenticity to the pages of her exciting novel.
iley's expose of a veterinarian who was not cremating the bodies of his patients - who either died or had to be put down - is a masterpiece that makes one wonder about the same thing happening to our own pets. As readers, we learn about ratings and how they make or break a station. We are given insight into the jealousies that exist between reporters and also the length reporters will go to
a story - including being shot with a taser.
ction abounds, suspense reigns, characters flourish, and Riley even gets to have a romantic moment or two. This is a fun book, one that is hard to put down. And one you will love. By the way, this is a debut thriller. Keep writing, Julie Kramer. And I'll keep reading your books. Bring them on.
Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.
Find more Mystery books on our
or in our book