The Big Interview
By author – Libby Kirsch
Stella’s Saga Continues!
The perfect book for fans of the laugh-out-loud lines in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series combined with the who-done-it page turning style of a Sue Grafton mystery.
TV reporter Stella Reynolds signs with a new station, excited to move to a bigger city for a better job. When she arrives in Bristol, Virginia, though, she finds a sexist, mean boss, unfriendly coworkers, and a town in love with a sport she’s never even watched—NASCAR! Before she can unpack her bags, Stella is drawn into an investigation when a driver is killed in a fiery wreck on the track. Experts call his death a tragedy, but Stella has insider information that the accident is anything but. With a slippery ex-fiancee, an angry father, and a nosy neighbor, you’ll be laughing on one page and gasping on the next. If all goes according to plan, the facts will be revealed during an epic live Big Interview. But when does anything ever go according to plan? The Big Interview is a standalone book in the Stella Reynolds Mystery Series. If you like a great mystery peppered with laugh out loud moments and cringe-worthy catastrophes, Libby Kirsch’s The Big Interview is for you. Buy Libby Kirsch’s book today, and see how the final big interview goes down when the cameras go live.
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My Rating: 4/5
Review: When I read the blurb for this book I have to admit that part of the appeal was the comparison to Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton’s books and while this was a good story I don’t feel it was quite in the same league as those. Having said that it I did enjoy it and it definitely had some funny moments. The fact that I hadn’t read the first book in the series didn’t have any effect on my understanding or enjoyment of this one. We meet Stella as she is starting her first day in her new job. It’s quite clear that this job is both different from her previous one and not quite what she expected but after a bit of a rocky start she gets the hang of it and then things really start to take off. I knew very little about news coverage and programme production before I read this book but the descriptions and detail that we are given are very clear and informative and definitely add to the story. The characters are well-written and Stella is especially good, I liked her attitude to things and the fact that she has doubts and concerns like everyone else. The crime/mystery element of the story had enough twists and surprises that made it tricky to figure out who did it but not so many that it was confusing.
This is definitely a funny, easy read with enough shocks and surprises to keep you reading and guessing until the end. The third book in the series is out later this year and looks like another good read and one I will be looking forward too.
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The Big Lead was chosen for a Publishers Weekly review which you can read here: http://booklife.com/pwreview/209331
About the Author:
Libby Kirsch is an Emmy award winning journalist, with over ten years experience working in TV newsrooms of all sizes. She draws on her rich history of making embarrassing mistakes on live TV, and is happy to finally indulge her creative writing side, instead of always having to stick to the facts.
Libby lives with her husband, children and soon (don’t tell the kids yet!) a puppy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She doesn’t know what she was thinking.
Check out her website at libbykirschbooks.com
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Living Life With Joy – http://www.livinglifewithjoy.com – Author Q&A
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