REVIEW: Buried Leads – LynDee Walker

Buried Leads Book Cover Buried Leads
A Headline in High Heels Mystery
LynDee Walker
Chick Lit Mystery
276

When an Armani-clad corpse turns up in the woods, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke smells a scoop. A little digging, and Nichelle uncovers a web of corruption that stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. Politics. Murder. And a dead lobbyist. It's everything Nichelle's ever dreamed of.

The cops are playing it close, the feds even closer, and Nichelle’s afraid her boss will assign the story to the political desk any day. Richmond’s new ATF SuperCop makes an arrest before she can say “Louboutin,” but Nichelle’s gut says he’s got the wrong guy.

Her sexy Mafia boss friend warns her off the case, her TV rival is hot on her designer heels, an ambitious copy editor wants her beat, and victims are piling up faster than she can track them down. As Nichelle zeroes in on the truth, it’ll take some fancy footwork to nab this headline before the killer nabs her.

I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for a review with my honest opinion.

‘Buried Leads’, the second book in the ‘Headline in High Heels’ series, quickly grabbed my attention and held it. This was one instance where I wrongly judged a book by it’s cover, but the strong writing proved me wrong!

The feisty lead character, Nichelle, is a journalist on the cops and courts beat, who does a little sleuthing on the side to fill the gaps in her articles. Perhaps it was my interest in journalism that kept me particularly hooked, and I enjoyed reading about the ins and outs of the paper she worked for.

The main story Nichelle was working revolved around a murder; throughout the book, as she pieced the puzzle together, the reader was kept guessing as to what had happened. I appreciated this; it can be pretty boring reading a book when you’ve figured out the ending before you’re 50 pages in!

Throw in a cast of interesting characters, a few handsome men, and a hint of political scandal, and ‘Buried Leads’ was a great read. For lovers of chick lit mystery, I recommend checking out this series – although I’d suggest you start with the first book in the series, unlike me! Amazon sells the paperback and the e-book, as well as the first book in the series. Oh, and did I mention the third instalment is coming out in April? Something to look forward to!

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