Here are three reasons why we love this debut procedural: dark, harrowing and mysterious. And one more — a twist on the investigator! Our protagonist is a crime reporter. And we ALL know what kind of trouble a reporter is bound to find — and get into.
Meet Geneva Chase, veteran crime reporter: she's driven, tenacious, and on the losing end of the bottle.
That is, until Geneva catches a break.
Veteran reporter Geneva Chase is at the end of her professional rope. Battling alcoholism and bad choices, she's lost every major news job she's had; working at her hometown newspaper is her last chance to redeem herself—and now the paper's future is in doubt.
And then she lands the story of a lifetime: Six nude bodies are found hacked to pieces in a Queen Anne mansion on the coast of Long Island Sound. The sensational headline is picked up by the metro papers, and Geneva is back in the game, using her reporter's nose to sniff out the secrets of Connecticut's rich and entitled citizens.
As her grisly investigation leads her deeper into dangerous waters, her toxic affair with a married man and her inability to get sober threaten to undo everything she has worked so hard to achieve—and some people might be willing to kill if it means keeping their business out of the papers...
This special First-in-a-Series edition includes:
A New Introduction by the Author
A Reading Group Guide
A Conversation with the Author
An Excerpt from Darkness Lane, the Next Geneva Chase Crime Reporter Mystery
Geneva Chase Crime Reporter Mysteries in order by Thomas Kies