Nancy Cole Silverman’s new series, the Carol Childs Mysteries (Henery Press) takes place inside a busy Los Angles Radio station. Carol Childs is a radio reporter who works a for a local radio station.
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A top Hollywood Agent is found poisoned in the bathtub of her home and the police suspect one of her two nieces. Carol Childs, a reporter for a local talk radio station, doesn’t believe it, she knows these people and knows that they could not have committed Carol knows she must save her friend from being tried in the court of public opinion.
Carol must challenge both her friendship and the facts, and the only thing she knows for certain is that the killer is still out there.
Book Review and 3.8 stars
This cozy mystery was an interesting read, however, I stayed with until the end. I didn’t give it my usual 4 because I thought some aspects of the story were cliche, but for the most part I did enjoy this book.
Carol Childs is called to the scene of a murder, where she has no idea she’s about to uncover a connection to a string of missing girls. A judge’s daughter leaves behind a clue and a trip down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame reveals a connection to a high powered real estate mogul and to a cartel targeting girls for human trafficking.
As Carol Childs investigation gets to close, she finds herself at odds with powers that threaten to undo her career and like the very girls she’s seeking, make her disappear.
Book Review and 4.3 stars
I liked this story a lot better. It was interesting to watch how the connection to past was illustrated to a series of murders that had occurred in Hollywood. I think that the author put the information together in a very sequential manner.
Our favorite radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, when she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. Now Carol is faced with the difficult choice of choosing between her job and her personal relationships. It was just a coincidence that Carol and Eric were investigating the same case, now before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, they are leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them.
Book Review and 4.5
This was a great sophmore follow up in the series. I think that it was good to explore the relationship, but I wish the author had spent more time on this aspect. However, it is a mystery not necessarily a romance.