Monday, July 31, 2017

Duplicity by Jane Haseldine

Duplicity (Julia Gooden Mystery, #2)

Duplicity by Jane Haseldine

From :In Jane Haseldine's new novel of riveting suspense, Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden is up against the city's most devious criminal--and her own painful past. 
Julia Gooden knows how to juggle different lives. A successful crime reporter, she covers the grittiest stories in the city while raising her two young boys in the suburbs. But beneath that accomplished facade is another Julia, still consumed by a tragedy that unfolded thirty years ago when her nine-year-old brother disappeared without a trace. 
Julia's marriage, too, is a balancing act, as she tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband, Assistant District Attorney David Tanner, while maintaining professional boundaries. David is about to bring Nick Rossi to trial for crimes that include drug trafficking, illegal gambling, and bribery. But the story becomes much more urgent when a courthouse bomb claims several victims--including the prosecution's key witness--and leaves David critically injured. 
Though Julia is certain that Rossi orchestrated the attack, the case against him is collapsing, and his power and connections run high and wide. With the help of Detective Raymond Navarro of the Detroit PD, she starts following a trail of blackmail, payback, and political ambition, little imagining where it will lead. Julia has risked her career before, but this time innocent lives--including her children's--hang in the balance, and justice may come too late to save what truly matters... 

My Take: This Book is the second in a series but it can be read as a stand alone.  I really enjoyed this book and will be looking for the next installment of the series. The main character Julia is a crime reporter who is trying to do her job but also keep up with her marriage.  Her husband is and Assistant District Attorney and he is prosecuting  Nick Rossi.  Just when the main witness is coming into the courthouse a bomb goes off in the courthouse.  Julia's husband is injured also.  She feels she needs to prove who the bomber was and bring him justice but other's in her family may been collateral damage.  There is alot of action and twists and turns.  That is just the way I like my mysteries.  

I received a review copy of this book from Partners in Crime in exchange for my honest review.  

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