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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Going to the Bad: A Lilly Hawkins Mystery by Nora McFarland

NEWSHOUND LILLY HAWKINS IS BACK, AND THIS TIME THE STORY SHE’S CHASING IS HER OWN.
Working as a TV news photographer at her hometown television station, Lilly has documented Bakersfield’s most violent crimes and tragic accidents. To stay sane and avoid burnout, she’s developed a wicked sense of humor and a very thick skin. For her, a vicious shooting is just another day on the job. But what if the victim is someone she loves? Thrown off balance by the brutal attack on her uncle Bud in her own home, Lilly decides to handle the tragedy the only way she knows how. Using all her TV station’s resources and her own considerable skills, Lilly dives headlong into the investigation. But even with the assistance of her well-meaning but eccentric coworkers, this story may prove her last. Because as Lilly untangles a history of her uncle’s misdeeds and betrayals, a clever killer is preparing to strike again. Can she break the story in time to prevent another murder, or will Lilly be the next victim?


Nora McFarland is the author of The Lilly Hawkins Mysteries from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. Nora has worked in national news at CNN as well as local news in Bakersfield, Calif. She loves movies almost as much as books and has an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She lives in Macon, Georgia. www.noramcfarland.com.



My Review:

Right from the start I had a hard time putting this book down. Lilly Hawkins is a reporter…no she is a Shooter. She is busy working at her TV station KJAY when a report comes in of a crime at her address. Can't even imagine what she must have been feeling at that point…panic. All she could think of what her boyfriend Rod. As she arrives she is hoping beyond hope that it isn't Rod…it wasn't it was her Uncle Bud.
As Uncle Bud is rushed to surgery, rather than spend all her time at the hospital waiting for news, Lilly has to have answers. She is about to go down paths no one wants her on, including Uncle Bud and Rod.
We learn some astonishing things, and the action doesn't stop until we are at the end of the book. Be ready to grip you seat, of course your book will fall, and there are some really great hysterical moments too. I loved Thing!! He did mark his territory! By the end of the book you wonder if Lilly is going to make it, and if she does will she and Rob still be together? What will happen with Uncle Bud?
Don't miss this great suspenseful read, if you enjoy a good mystery this is for you!

I received this book from the Publisher Simon and Schuster, and was not required to give a positive review.

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