Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Newsmakers Book Review

The Newsmakers
By Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart
Published: Thomas Nelson
Hardcover: 352 pages
Date: January 19, 2016
ISBN-10: 0718037677
ISBN-13: 978-0718037673
Wow, have I got an exciting book to share with all of you today and it's called The Newsmakers written by Lis Wiehl that will absolutely keep you on your toes from start to finish!
TV reporter Erica Sparks has become a superstar overnight. Is it due to her hard work and talent, or is she at the center of a spiraling conspiracy?

Erica Sparks is a beautiful and ambitious reporter who has just landed her dream job at Global News Network in New York. And while it was hard to leave Jenny, her cherished eight-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband, Erica is determined to succeed in the cutthroat world of big-time broadcasting. She can only hope her troubled past won’t come back to sabotage her dreams.

Although the wounds from her divorce are still fresh, Erica can’t deny the chemistry between her and her new producer, the handsome and empathic Greg Underwood. But a relationship is the last thing she wants right now.

On her very first assignment, Erica inadvertently witnesses—and films—a horrific tragedy, scooping all the other networks. Mere weeks later, another tragedy strikes—again, right in front of Erica and her cameras. Her career skyrockets overnight, but Erica is troubled. Deeply. This can’t just be coincidence. But what is it?

Erica will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. But she has to make sure disaster—and her troubled past—don’t catch up with her first. 
My Thoughts:
If you love lots of drama and some murders thrown in for good measure, then you won't want to miss this book!
I did however think that the character, Erica Sparks would have picked up a lot earlier that things weren't right at her new job and that her boss and his friends were a little too weird. See, I don't believe someone could have that much good luck right out of the gate from being hired.
The other thing I got squeamish about was them telling the story about when all these men where boys and they doused a golden retriever with gas and then set it on fire and let it burn to death right in front of them. Those kind of things just turn my stomach but thankfully, it was a quickly glossed over side story that I never had to read again.
Otherwise, the story was so intense, you just didn't want to put the book down to eat or go to sleep! I caught on fairly easy who the killers were and what was probably happening but that's only because I have literally read hundreds and hundreds of murder/mystery books and have learned a few tricks right off the bat. But, it still surprised me that these guys were getting away with all the things they were doing before anyone wised up.
And yes, it was mostly Erica Sparks who finally got it with the help of several friends who wanted to catch the person who was targeting her.
You really don't want to miss this story, it's a doozy and I love it when a book can make me get the cold chills from time to time.
Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
Lis Wiehl is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and has served as a federal prosecutor in the state of Washington and as a tenured faculty member at The University Washington School of Law.
She is currently a popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Linda Herold said...

My favorite genre to read is mysteries and cozy mysteries!

Victoria Barbour said...

Yes murder mysteries are my favorite!

Susan Smoaks said...

I really love to read murder mysteries. They are the best.

Misty said...

I love mystery stories. I always can't wait til the end. (

Megan Parsons said...

I love any book that is hard to put down and this sounds like one of those books. Thanks for the giveaway Mary.

Rita said...

I love murder mystery stories. They are page turners.

Anita Yancey said...

Most of the books that I read are either mystery or thrillers. I can't see to get enough of them. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Andrea said...

Mystery and suspense are my favorite books to read!

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Jeanna Massman said...

I love mystery and suspense novels especially if they have a touch of romance!

Meghan said...

I like a good murder mystery every now & then. :)

Arf2-D2 said...

I love well thought out mysteries (I'll pass on the gimmicky ones that don't come to a logical conclusion though)

Deborah Dumm said...

yes, i do read mystery boohs

Klydra Pugh said...

I do enjoy murder mysteries
Thanks for the chance

Meredith said...

Sounds like a good murder mystery. I haven't read a good stomach-turner in a long time.