Beyond a Doubt
(A Carol Childs Mystery Book 2)
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (July 14, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00W5VI838
When reporter Carol Childs is called to the scene of a body dump she has no idea she’s about to uncover a connection to a string of missing girls. Young, attractive women drawn to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood via an internet promise of stardom and romance have been disappearing. 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.
Old Hollywood has its secrets, its impersonators and backdoor entrances to old speakeasies and clubs where only those with the proper credentials can go. And when Carol Childs gets too close, she finds herself politically at odds with powers that threaten to undue her career and like the very girls she’s seeking, disappear.
Books in the Carol Childs Mystery Series:
- SHADOW OF DOUBT (#1)
- BEYOND A DOUBT (#2)
- WITHOUT A DOUBT (#3) January 2016
About This Author
Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in news and talk radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. But it wasn’t until 2001 after she retired from news and copywriting that she was able to sit down and write fiction fulltime. Much of what Silverman writes about today she admits is pulled from events that were reported on from inside some of Los Angeles’ busiest newsrooms where she spent the bulk of her career. In the last ten years she has written numerous short stories and novelettes. Today Silverman lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Bruce and two standard poodles.
My review: Beyond A Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
This is the second book in the Carol Childs Mystery series. It does not disappoint. The murder part of it comes out quick and other mysteries you don't find out till later. It is a gripping tale. It is a clean read. Serious crimes happen but also has some humor in the story.
I like Carol and her friends and co-workers. She has a good circle around her. Carol is a divorced mother of two. Her boyfriend is away for most of the book sailing, He is a FBI Agent. Carol is a radio reporter.
Carol is called out to report of a body found close to her house early in the morning. They are wondering if it is one of the girls who have disappeared lately. Carol wants to keep the missing girls up front as a media story. She wants to find them before any more turn up dead.
The setting for this book is Hollywood, CA. It also has a lot of old Hollywood star impersonators too.
One of her leads turns out to be someone who is part the police force. Carol's own daughter is threatened.
I like the ending chapters. It all comes together just right.
I would read another book by Nancy Cole Silverman.
I was given this ebook of Beyond A Doubt to read by Net Galley and Henery Press. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Beyond A Doubt blog tour.
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