Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Big Overnight (Stella Reynolds Mysteries #3) by Libby Kirsch

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Book Information
  • Series: Stella Reynolds Mystery Series
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Sunnyside Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996935037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996935036

Synopsis: Sometimes The End is just The Beginning. 

When the suspect in a Knoxville shooting confesses on camera, police say the case is closed. But then TV reporter Stella Reynolds gets an anonymous email that changes everything. 

As she picks her way through a field of untruths and half-lies, she discovers everyone around has secrets they’re desperate to keep—including the people closest to her. With the body count rising, Stella won’t stop digging until she lays all the secrets bare. It will cost her friendships and might even put her life in danger. 

Her work and personal lives collide in this exciting third installment of the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series. Start reading now to find out if she can track down the real killer before she reaches the ultimate deadline.

Review: This is a fun and fast-paced cozy mystery which will keep you glued to your seat and rapidly turning pages to find out what will happen next and how it all plays out. Although it is the third in the series, it is a stand alone novel, as are the others in the series (which I have not read, but have purchased since reading this one!). There are a few mentions of people and events from the past, but not enough to distract from this story if you haven't read the others. 

Stella is a very determined character, and you know fairly early on that she won't stop till she gets all the details of this case sorted out. She has some rather hilarious moments at work and in her personal life, as well as a few suspenseful ones, all of which add to the enjoyment of reading the book.

The supporting characters, both in and out of the newsroom, also add to the story in a variety of ways. Her roommate, Janet, is one of my favorite supporting characters, as is Lucky, the racecar driver. I look forward to seeing from the first two books how those relationships started, and hope they both continue to develop in future stories.

**I received a copy of this book from the author, with no obligation to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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 Libby Kirsch is an Emmy award winning journalist, with over ten years experience working in television newsrooms of all sizes.  She draws on her rich history of making embarrassing mistakes on live TV and is happy to finally indulge her creative writing side, instead of always sticking to the facts. 
Libby lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and three children.  In between writing chapters, she can be found having dance parties in the kitchen, riding bikes to the park, and waiting for coffee to brew.

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