Shadow of DoubtShadow of Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman is the first book in the “Carol Childs” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, December 2014

When a top Hollywood Agent is found poisoned in the bathtub of her home, suspicion quickly turns to one of her two nieces. But Carol Childs, a reporter for a local talk radio station, doesn’t believe it. The suspect is her neighbor and friend, and also her primary source for insider industry news. After a media frenzy pits one niece against the other—and the body count starts to rise—Carol knows she must save her friend from being tried in the court of public opinion.

But even the most seasoned reporter can be surprised, and when a Hollywood psychic shows up in Carol’s studio one night and warns her there will be more deaths, things take an unexpected turn. Suddenly nobody is above suspicion. 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. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger she’s in.

This was an enjoyably great read. I loved the tone, the pace and the drama which pulled me in immediately. The interplay between the heroine and those around her, including Sam, Tyler and especially Misty was quite engaging. All the while I suspected something was amiss and when it came to fruition, I knew the author was going to pull a fast one and yes she did and bravo because now I must read the next book to see how it all plays out in this daringly enterprising new series.

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