Hey friends! I’m back today with another book review for The Journalist by R.N. Crane. This book is available for purchase now.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley followed by my personal review and star rating.
Thanks for dropping by.
Favor Bosworth, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Paper, investigates murders in the Loch Raven reservoir and the Las Vegas wash feeding Lake Mead. The murdered girls went to Law School at UNLV along with Dan Brock who left school early to pursue a career in investing. Favor interviewed many of the girl’s classmates but only a few seemed to have the means, opportunity, and motive for murder.
Favor is also tasked to evaluate Brock Investments for reporting false investment returns. She is assisted by two Private Investigators, Flint Osborne and Lauren Scott. The investigators and the reporter are led around Big Bear Lake, and through Long Beach, and Orange County looking for evidence. Favor finds that, in the end, no one is who they appear to be.
My Review :
I really try to love every book that I read. I really do. But I could not connect to this book at all. Honestly, it read really choppy and disjointed.
The main character, Favor is likable enough, but because of how the book is written, we only get to know her superficially.
Also, the timeline is weird – I could never figure out if days were passing or weeks…but maybe that was just me.
I did like some parts of the plot line – it kept me engaged and reading, but the ending where the villain is quite literally unmasked felt like a joke.
2 stars from me. ⭐️⭐️