Julia Gooden, one of Detroit’s top crime beat reporter’s life is a mess. She’s sort of, kind of separated from her husband and she can’t locate a much-needed source for a story. Of course it doesn’t help that paranoia has been nipping at her heels 24/7, for the last thirty-years, since her family was ripped apart when her 9-year old brother went missing.
In the second of Jane Haseldine’s, “Julia Gooden Mystery ” series, DUPLICITY (Kensington), Julia Gooden finds herself working on a story she hopes will help her get back with her husband, Assistant District Attorney, David Tanner. While she writes about the most gruesome crimes, she worries none stop about her little boys she’s raising in the suburbs.
Julia finds herself investigating a story about Detroit’s crime boss, Nick Rossi. He’s up on charges for drug trafficking, blackmail, illegal gambling and bribery. When a bomb goes off at the courthouse killing several people, including a key witness in his trial and critically injuring David, she’s determined to find out what happened. Julia know Rossi is behind the bombing, but the state’s case against him is crumbling. Julia’s determined to learn the truth. One heads up for readers, there’s a lot happening in DUPLICITY, so pay attention or you could end up lost.
I’ve read a few novels written by former news reporters recently, and having been one myself, I have to write, readers get an authentic insight to what happens in a newsroom, copshops and inside local politics. Jane Haseldine knows her stuff and DUPLICITY will have readers flipping pages from beginning to the end, as fast as they can read.
Jane Haseldine is a journalist, former crime reporter, columnist, newspaper editor, magazine writer, and deputy director of communications for a governor. Jane graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons, but previously lived in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. You can find her at janehaseldine.com, Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours www.tlcbooktours.com and Kensington, we have a copy of DUPLICITY to giveaway. Just tell us which real life crime story has kept you riveted to the news. Recently or in the past!
We’ll announce a winner Monday. Have a wonderful week.