When Winston Chronicle crime reporter Rosemary Lostant is found beaten to death in her apartment, the police wonder if a story she was working on got her killed or if she had attracted a stalker. So when suspicion instead falls on Kim Whitaker, a sports writer at the same paper, fellow reporter Emily O’Brien is shocked. Determined to prove him innocent, Emily begins an investigation of her own, scouring Rosemary's notes for evidence and tracking down a recent parolee with an axe to grind.
But her progress is stalled when she has to turn her attention to covering the death of a Winston man who went overboard while with his wife on a cruise. What begins as a simple story quickly turns complicated as Emily realizes his own family, including his wife, may have wanted him dead.
As she attempts to sort out both murders, Emily’s questions attract the attention of a killer, one who has no qualms about making her the next victim.
About the Author
I was a journalist for about twelve years with a daily newspaper in the Midwest and am now the author of the Emily O’Brien series. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, hiking, cooking, gardening and spending time with my family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I gave up after reading one third of this book because the first part of the book deals almost exclusively with the two subplots. One of the subplots involves Emily O’Brien’s love life, and I do not like romance novels. The other involves Emily’s attempts to help a friend’s son deal with a bully at school. This is a topic I am sure a lot of people would like to explore, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. The author should either change the “Overview” or devote more time to the main plot and less time to the subplots.