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Posted August 24, 2009
Where Mystery and Romance Meet
Up and coming news reporter, Hallie Berglund, arrives for a much anticipated interview certain to boost her ratings, but stumbles into a murder scene. The victim's boyfriend is also on the scene and holds the murder weapon in his hands. Hallie's testimony is paramount to Damon's conviction. Everything points to his guilt. How could he be innocent?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Co-worker Brody Jordon, believes in Damon's innocence in spite of the circumstantial evidence pointing to his guilt. Hallie believes Brody is resistant to see the truth, because Damon is a sport hero, one Brody admires. When Hallie discovers the victim's bracelet was handcrafted by her long-dead mother, Hallie begins to search for another truth, the secrets to her past. The answers to both mysteries rest in a deeper investigation to what Hallie believes she has witnessed. Hallie learns that things are not always as they appear. That may include Brody Jordon, too. Jill Nelson has woven together as intriguing a story as it is entertaining. A definite page turner, it is well worth the read for both the lover of mystery and those who enjoy a good love story.
Posted June 3, 2009
Fast paced romantic suspense keeps the tension high
Witness to Murder by Jill Elizabeth Nelson is part of the Love Inspired Suspense line from Steeple Hill. Hallie Berglund is an up and coming news reporter in Minnesota when she stumbles onto a murder scene: a beautiful model has been strangled to death and her boyfriend stands over the body with the weapon in his hands. Because of something in her past, Hallie is determined that the girl receive justice for her death, but co-worker Brody Jordan doesn't believe the boyfriend is guilty and is equally determined to prove it. They work together comparing clues and discoveries to find the truth, which may hold a piece to Hallie's own puzzled past. These types of romantic suspense novels can quickly slip into cliche, but Smith makes her characters original and the story compelling. Lots of red herrings are thrown out as the chemistry between the two reporters sparks. One small complaint: the villain spent too much time revealing every piece of his plan and his motives at the end; it felt unnatural to the rest of the action within the scene. Nelson is a writer who I always enjoy, and this title is another terrific example of her writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.