Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Small Town Spin

Author: Lynn Dee Walker
Title: Small Town Spin
Publisher: Henery Press
Publish Date: April 8, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Great Escapes Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb: 
When a superstar athlete's son turns up dead in a tiny town on the Virginia coast, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke gets the inside scoop. But she quickly spies a gaping hole her inner Lois Lane cannot ignore.

Determined to unravel the mystery, Nichelle fights off paparazzi cameras and an unexpected rival. She uncovers an illegal moonshine operation, a string of copycat suicides, and a slew of closets stacked with more skeletons than slingbacks. Chasing a killer who’s a breath from getting away with murder, Nichelle realizes too late the culprit has her number—and it might be up

Review:  Small Town Spin is book 3 in the Headlines In High Heels Mystery series. I absolutely love this series so far. It is a little different from the average cozy because our heroine Nichelle Clarke is a crime reporter with a nose for news.

She gets the story when a local athlete's son turns up dead. They claim it is a suicide but something doesn't seem right. And then the boy's girlfriend ends up dead! Things are starting to look fishy, really fishy and Nichelle is determined to get to the bottom of it.

Her career puts her in a different class from other cozy mystery heroines. She's got a bit more know how than the amateur sleuth. And these two kids really had a lot to live for, and no signs that they'd want to commit suicide.

Lyn Dee Walker takes a hard hitting subject and while using it a cozy that will have you laughing while you turn the pages, it will also make you more aware.

Oh and did I mention Nichelle has two guys in her life? I love the love triangles! Joey and Kyle are great. I think by the time you finish this book you may be ready to pick teams. I'm team Joey all the way. I love me a bit of the bad boy.

There's a good mixture of hilarity in with the crime solving here. My favorite scenes involve a certain restaurant/strip club type place that has some uniquely named entrees, such as the C Cup!

The best part about this story is you will think you know who the killer is (and there are so many plot twists that give you more options on the whodunit end) but when you finally find out who it was, you will be shocked!

This is a totally fun series that you shouldn't miss if you love a good mystery.

Rating: 5 flowers

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