Small Town Spin by LynDee Walker is the third book in the “Headlines in High Heels” humorous mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, April 2014
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.
Nichelle, our strong-willed and determined heroine believes in her guts that the apparent deaths are not what is being broadcasted, so between her forays and her nose for gathering information, she’ll make it right for the victim’s family.
I love it. The writing in this series continues to get better with each book and I love the tone in this book that kept me on edge throughout most of this engrossing and riveting mystery that quickly became a page-turner. The chapters flow so easily in this fast-paced and action-filled drama that reeked of small town secrets, sports participation and hidden agendas. Boasting a strong cast of supporting characters, one of whom I would love to see disappear, and engaging and witty dialogue, this was very enjoyable and I do hope Nichelle makes a decision on her personal life. This is the best one yet in this series and I can’t wait to see where Nicey takes us next on her crime reporting endeavors.
FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.