Accent Press (20 Oct. 2016)
The blurb . . .
Cora Baxter is back – and this time, she’s facing the most important deadline of her career… When TV reporter Cora Baxter attends the scene of a murder in a London park, she’s horrified to discover the victim is someone she knows and devastated when one of her best friends is charged with the crime. Suddenly the fun-filled life of Cora and her eccentric camera crew takes a darker turn. Cora is convinced that her friend is innocent, but with seemingly solid evidence, the police investigation team reluctantly led by Cora’s boyfriend DCI Adam Bradberry believe the case is closed. With a trail of clues that leads all the way to New York, can Cora find out the truth before the trial begins or is it already too late? The Deadline is the second in the hugely popular Cora Baxter Mysteries series by acclaimed broadcaster Jackie Kabler.
My thoughts . . .
Where do I start with this one?
What a great book!
Jackie’s writing is excellent, I loved her style, totally refreshing, the seriousness is balanced beautifully with humour and wit and descriptions, I now feel like I’ve been to New York, I was there in the pages, living this story.
It’s really different to your typical crime thriller, it’s gentle but not enough to be a cosy mystery (in my humble opinion!), there’s no gruesome blood guts and gore and it was a refreshing change.
I loved how real this book was, it is so obvious that Jackie comes from this world and she portrays it perfectly. The relationship Cora has with her workmates is really great, I loved the dynamics of the whole gang.
As much as there isn’t a whole lot of over gratuitous gore, Jackie weaves an intricate Web of twists and turns that will shock and stun! No sooner had I figured it all out before she smoothly (and craftily I might add!) changed my whole perception of EVERYTHING !!
I loved this book, it was such an easy and enjoyable read and I strongly recommend that you get a copy!!
Thanks so much for the advanced copy Jackie and Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for letting me be involved in this Blog Blitz!
About the author . . .
Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, who is a GP.