by D. C. Brod
Publisher: Tyrus Books
Published: December 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover (336 pages)
Series: Getting (Robyn Guthrie)
Origin: Publisher through netGalley (eGalley)
***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***
Can a green housing development lead to murder? Alternatively, is a reporter’s death just a terrible accident? On the other hand, could the answer be both?
Between personal crises—involving her aged mother with dementia and other life dramas—Robyn Guthrie works on and off at a local newspaper, as a freelancer. But when she lands a “feel good” story, after the death of a reporter, she’s not happy.
This freelancer would rather have another story, but it does not take long for Robyn to find a way to claim that one too.
First, she must slog through this “green” piece.
The Cedar Ridge Eco-friendly housing story has all the makings and hallmarks of a good for the town, good for the environment, and good for the residents kind of thing. However, as Robyn discovers more about the death of the former reporter, this freelancer’s mind begins to wander in another direction, one more dangerous and deadly than the story itself presents.
However, the newspaper editor is not pleased. She just wants to put this piece to bed, but Robyn is able to convince the woman to let her just do some “follow-ups”.
The stakes rise as Robyn starts to piece together snippets of information showing things aren’t feeling as good as they should in this piece, and soon someone is following her. In addition, she finds herself moving a dead body around to keep herself and others out of police troubles and organized crime seems to have a connection with her story.
I recommend GETTING LUCKY by D. C. Brod.
This funny mystery with quirky characters is on a slow track to murder, schemes, swindles, and justice.
If you haven’t read the other book in the Getting series, you will want to find out more about Robyn, her mother, and the other characters by reading GETTING SASSY (Tyrus 2010).