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Reason To Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery)
by Nancy Cole Silverman
About the Book
Reason To Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery)
5th in Series
Setting – California
Henery Press (November 6, 2018)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Paperback: 256 pages
Digital ASIN: B07G9MCWWZ
Carol Childs is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of her life. Her daughter Cate has returned from college with a boyfriend in tow. A photographer who police suspect to be The Model Slayer, responsible for the murder of three young women.
Not since the Hillside Strangler has Los Angeles been so on edge.
And when the police arrest Cate’s boyfriend, Carol’s personal life and professional worlds collide. A tattooed cocktail waitress calls the radio station and asks to speak with Carol off the record. She knows the true identity of the real Model Slayer because she says she killed him.
Tensions mount as the clock ticks. The police are convinced they have the right man. Mother and daughter aren’t talking. Carol can’t reveal to investigators all she knows, and unless Carol can find the real killer before the trial begins, an innocent man may spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
Los Angeles has a killer on the loose, The Model Slayer, and radio reporter Carol Childs either finds the bodies or is one of the first people to arrive on the scene. Great for her station to get the scoop but not great for her family especially when she learns her daughter’s boyfriend’s been arrested as the murderer, his apartment has been searched and her daughter was there. Then Carol gets a confidential call from a cocktail waitress that gives the case a whole new spin. Can Carol find the proof to save her daughter’s boyfriend? or will she end up behind bars to protect her source?
Carol Childs is a wonderful protagonist. Her job has her on the streets chasing down stories and when those stories are murders she just can’t resist the need to find the truth. She always finds a way to get people to confide in her. Again, the police feel they have their man but the evidence is clearly circumstantial. Adding her daughter into the mix makes the mystery personal. All the characters in the story ring true, their relationships are fleshed out and their dialogues are believable.
The author has written a story with a ripped from the headlines feel. I could easily see this story as an episode on a television crime drama. Well-plotted, the reader is hooked from beginning to end. The pace is brisk and my Kindle pages were flying. I had a great time following Carol on this journey.
This is the 5th book in this series and each one has been excellent. I highly recommend them all and believe they should be read in order to get to know the characters and enjoy their growth. That being said, new readers can enjoy this story on its own. No “Doubt” about it, this story is a must read.
About the Author
Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2001, Silverman retired from news and copywriting to write fiction full time. In 2014, Silverman signed with Henery Press for her new mystery series, The Carol Childs’ Mysteries. The first of the series, Shadow of Doubt, debuted in December 2014 and the second, Beyond a Doubt, was July 2015. The third, Without A Doubt, was released May 24, 2016. Room for Doubt was released on July 18, 2017, Reason to Doubt hit stores November 6, 2018. For more information visit www.nancycolesilverman.com
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Comments on “#Review / #Giveaway – Reason To Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery) by Nancy Cole Silverman – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress”
Thanks for the giveaway Lori. Not sure what my Amazon profile page is though!
I enjoyed your review. Can’t wait to read this.
Looking forward to reading Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman. Always an interesting plot when the main character is a parent and the daughter has a new boyfriend, who may be a killer.
This story sounds interesting.
Thanks for the review and giveaway.
thanks for the giveaway chance new series for me
Ack! The 5th book is out? Where have I been?!? Gotta get reading!!!
Love the deco covers.
This is a new series to me. Really liked the description of the book. Looking forward to reading it.
Thank you for your review and spotlight on “Reason To Doubt” by Nancy Cole Silverman. Sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would really enjoy reading.
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I would love to read this. Loved your review.
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Thank you for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers…
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