The Big Lead Book Review
By: Libby Kirsch
Genre: chick lit, mystery, cozy mystery
(Picture provided by the awesome author) I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading this exciting novel! It was chick flick meets romance meets mystery meets career girl looking for her big break! Stella Reynolds is headed to tiny Bozeman to start her first journalism job after graduation. She ends up meeting some interesting characters, like a permanent motel resident named Janet. She also meets the handsome and charming John, who works for a competing news team. In the midst of getting settled, Stella discovers a huge corruption scandal and she and her partner, Vindi, must expose it quickly, as they are becoming targets!
I liked Stella a lot and could relate to her wanting to do big things and get her big break. I loved all the detail about working in news and that made sense when I saw the author’s background (she was an investigative reporter). I thought the secondary characters, especially the quirky ones, really added to the story. Life can get crazy in a small town! I liked John, although he seemed a little too love-at-first-sight to be real.
The mystery in this story was great as well. I liked following it along with Stella and figuring out some things before her (but nothing was too obvious). As I got near the end of the story, I had to keep reading to find out what happened next! When I read the preview to the sequel, I knew I had to pick that book up as quickly as possible! I am definitely attached to Stella and her little news station and would highly recommend this story to fans of chick lit or mystery, and especially to fans of both!