The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart

Erica, an intrepid young and beautiful journalist has a wonderful new job in New York working for a large broadcasting firm and a handsome man who is attracted to her.  She should be on the top of the world! However, she has a sad past- she is a former alcoholic and she lost custody of her daughter. She also finds her new boss Nathan rather creepy.

When she starts attempting to discover who is behind an attack on the Staten Island ferry and who killed a woman presidential candidate, she puts herself in grave danger. She is not sure who she can trust.  She doesn't want to end up like Mark - a computer expert who studies the hacking of the ferry computers and winds up in hospital after a nasty attack.

This is a fast-paced thriller that is enjoyable and easy to read.  Erica is a likeable and ethical character, who is also vulmerable because of her unhappy childhood and drinking problem.  Most of the characters are well-rounded, but some of the villians are drawn in an unsubtle way.  I found the plot rather far-fetched and complicated, however, but anything is possible these days! This is the start of a series by the extremely talented Lis Wiehl who, I was pleased to see, studied a Master of Arts in Literature at The  University of Queensland.

I received this free ebook from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.


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