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It’s taken me a while to start my review of Cover Shot by LynDee Walker. Why? Well mainly because I was having a really, really hard time writing this review without spoilers, and basically, I’ve given up. So as a fair warning, this review may contain spoilers! You have been forewarned.
Cover Shot by LynDee Walker is the first book I’ve ever read in the A Headlines in High Heels Mystery series. In Cover Shot, Nichelle, a crime reporter for the local newspaper, finds herself wrapped up in the case of a dead doctor. What’s interesting about the case, however, is the fact that the police are being hush, hush about the doctor’s identity, and after finding out the doctor is a well renowned oncologist, the doctor seems to not exist o#n the Internet. Very fishy… Add the case of the dead doctor to her troubles at work, her love life troubles, and the need to beat out the competition, Nichelle has a lot on her hands.
The story itself seemed a bit slow for me. Throughout the story I was just hooked on the case and finding out what happened to the doctor and why. Everything else about the story, I wasn’t very invested in. Whenever Nichelle’s competition was brought up or the issues with her boss, I didn’t feel very invested and wanted to get on with the case. I thought the fact that Nichelle was simply a crime reporter was an interesting take for a cozy mystery. Definitely not something I see everyday in this genre. The case was also something I found to be EXTREMELY INTERESTING. It was actually a topic I had discussed once with friends back in college.
Overall, I found Cover Shot by LynDee Walker to be an intriguing mystery and an interesting take on a murder mystery. I liked Nichelle’s background as a crime reporter and how it played into the story. The story itself was a bit slow for me and included too much of the side issues when I just wanted to move on and have a break in the case itself. I would recommend Cover Shot for fans of cozy mysteries, especially if you have an interest in public health. I can’t wait to see what LynDee Walker thinks of next!