Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Small Town Spin by: LynDee Walker

Title: Small Town Spin
Author: LynDee Walker
Publisher: Henery Press
Series: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #3
Pages: 280
Format: NetGalley ebook
Source: Cozy Book Tours



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.

My Thoughts:

When a up and coming baseball star in school is found dead by apparent suicide it's up to Nichelle to figure out what is going on in the small town of Matthews.  All points suggest not a suicide but something else.  Could someone have wanted him dead?  When TJ's girlfriend comes back to town and winds up dead as well another apparent suicide it's falling on Nichelle to find out why the kids are dying and who has the most to gain by it?

Nichelle also stumbles upon a moonshine operation and is determined to figure out if moonshine is to blame in the recent deaths.  When the truth unravels Nichelle finds it more shocking that anyone would think.

I loved spending time with Nichelle and her co-workers and associates to see what they are like and what the small town of Matthews is all about.  It's a quite, quaint little town with locals knowing everything before it makes the news.  Every stones gets turned over in this book to figure out what is going on, and who had the most to gain by the teen deaths.

The ending had a great spin all of it's own when something happened to the prime suspect in Nichelle's eyes.  It definitely had a great twist that all cozy mysteries have even when you think you figure it out there is always the big twist in the story.  Can't wait to read more by LynDee Walker!

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