Monday, September 27, 2010

Judgment Day by Wanda Dyson

Sensational journalism has never been so deadly.

The weekly cable news show Judgment Day with Suzanne Kidwell promises to expose businessmen, religious leaders, and politicians for the lies they tell. Suzanne positions herself as a champion of ethics and morality with a backbone of steel—until a revelation of her shoddy investigation tactics and creative fact embellishing put her in hot water with her employers, putting her credibility in question and threatening her professional ambitions.

Bitter and angry, Suzanne returns home one day to find an entrepreneur she is investigating, John Edward Sterling, unconscious on her living room floor. Before the night is over, Sterling is dead, she has his blood on her hands, and the police are arresting her for murder. She needs help to prove her innocence, but her only hope, private investigator Marcus Crisp, is also her ex-fianc√©–the man she betrayed in college.

Marcus and his partner Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne reluctantly agree to take the case, but they won’t cut Suzanne any slack. Exposing her lack of ethics and the lives she’s destroyed in her fight for ratings does little to make them think Suzanne is innocent. But as Marcus digs into the mire of secrets surrounding her enemies, he unveils an alliance well-worth killing for. Now all he has to do is keep Suzanne and Alex alive long enough to prove it.

My Review:
This multi-layered suspense novel has an unusual protagonist. Suzanne Kidwell is not a nice person. She is the television star/host of a tell-all show by the same name as the title: Judgment Day. Getting on top of the ratings heap and staying there are far more important to Suzanne than reporting the truth. She knows how to stretch the truth and keep her vast audience of followers.

When Suzanne finds herself framed for murder, she has so many enemies that she barely knows where to turn. She faces death more than once.

Short chapters keep the pages turning. Characters are well-written and people I'd like to meet.

Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and WaterBrook Press for my copy.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.


Donnie said...

The review is really good. I don't think I would look for this book because I need my mysteries tamer. It sounds like it is fast paced and riveting but I guess I tend towards what I call Teacup reading. I won't get my tea down the wrong pipe because I gasped.....

Patti said...

Sounds like a good read!