Shadow of Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shadow of Doubt is the first book in the A Carol Child Mystery series. It is a well written and professionally edited mystery novel.
Carol Child is a middle aged, divorced, single mother, radio news reporter with an FBI agent boyfriend. She is on the edge of being fired by her much younger boss, so when her next door neighbor becomes a murder suspect, Carol jumps in to solve the murder and get an exclusive news report for her radio station.
The first novel in a series can be a bit boring while the author establishes the characters, their backgrounds and the plot for the reader. I found this to be true of Shadow of Doubt, but once the background was established the plot became fast paced and interesting.
While a HFN was established at the ending the crime had not been completely solved which led to a very dangly cliffhanger. I look forward to reading future books in this series.
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.