by Scott Nicholson
Just released: January 9, 2011
Description from Smashwords:
Crime doesn't pay...but neither does journalism. When John Moretz takes a job as a reporter in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime spree erupts and circulation increases.
Then the first murder victim is found, and soon a serial killer is grabbing headlines. Moretz comes under suspicion, but he stays one step ahead of the police, his fellow reporters, and seemingly even the killer.
Moretz didn't show any flicker of excitement. Even veteran reports got a rush from a potentially ace story. But Moretz was as cold as three o'clock ink.
- location 203, chapter 2
TV types like to be provocative, hoping they can get a few seconds of emotion for the vacant-eyed zombies in their audience.
- location 543, chapter 7
fyi: kindle version and Smashwords are offering this for 99 cents
I found this a quick read that put me in a swirl. Loved how I thought it was going one way and then it went another and then back again.
I also got a peek into the behind-the-scenes world of a small newspaper outfit.
* review copy courtesy of author