Poison Girls

Poison Girls

by Cheryl L. Reed

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ISBN-13: 9781682308264
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 374
Sales rank: 848,731
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cheryl L. Reed is a veteran journalist. She is the author of UNVEILED: THE HIDDEN LIVES OF NUNS, which chronicles her four years living off and on with nuns across the country. A former editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, Cheryl has won many awards for her investigative reporting, including Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Northwestern University and recently was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching investigative reporting in Ukraine where freedom of the press is still in its infancy. She is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication. Cheryl’s reportage of deadly drug use among girls is the inspiration for this novel. POISON GIRLS is her fiction debut.

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Alfoster More than 1 year ago
This novel was fascinating! Originally it seemed it was going to be just another book about teens, gangbangers, and drug addiction, but it was so much more! Showing the dark side of journalism, politics, and police procedures, Reed delves deep into the underbelly of Chicago's drug trade to show "poison girls," young affluent white teens who are drawn to fentanyl-laced heroin which is usually a death sentence. Who is behind it all and is there something more sinister at work here than just the "usual suspects"? Journalist Natalie investigates and is drawn into the lives of two cousins, Anna and Libby as she tries to uncover the truth. But there are layers and layers of deception as she is drawn deeper and is implicated in one of the deaths. Based on real events, the novel is raw and poignant, questioning where does an investigative journalist draw the line and whom do we believe when there are lies everywhere? This is a real page-turner!