Buried Leads by LynDee Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Buried Leads is the second book in the well written Headlines in High Heels mystery series. It is a highly enjoyable romp through the adventures of Nichelle (Nicey) a crime reporter for a Richmond, Virginia newspaper.
The twists and turns of the mystery kept me guessing, while Nicey's personal interactions with her coworkers, police officers, politicians and witnesses kept me entertained and amused. The developing romance between Nicey and Joey, her Mafia connected friend, is surprisingly sweet and gentle. Kyle, the love of her life ten years ago, appears in her city as a newly transferred ATF agent, which added tension to Nicey's romantic life when he declares his interest in her.
Nicey is a great heroine. No overdone baggage, no hysteria; just an intelligent, well rounded, independent woman living her life and working hard on her career. It's a refreshing change from the desperate, insecure heroines that seem to dominate in books nowadays.
I highly recommend Buried Leads. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.