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Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson May 22, 2011

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Summary: 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 embelishing puts her in hot water with her employers, calling her credibility into 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-fiance–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 oef 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.

Author Bio:Wanda L. Dyson lives on a working horse farm in Maryland, boarding and keeping a menagerie of critters. She is the author of four acclaimed suspense novels, including Sheperd’s Fall, and she is the co-author of Why I Jumped, the true story of Tina Zahn.

My Review: Suzanne Kidwell is a journalist who thrives on sensationalism. She will do anything to get her story, even to the point of altering a story to make it more newsworthy or just plain making it up to drive up the ratings of her show. Suzanne ends up in trouble, accused of a murder she did not commit. Unfortunately, her only option is to hire a private investigator to find out who the real murderer is. The problem with this is that she hires an ex-boyfriend she once betrayed but feels he is her only hope. He has a partner who is not too keen on taking the case of his ex-girlfriend, knowing the history behind their relationship. Once they do take the case, they begin to uncover things they never expected to find. <br/><br/>This was a highly suspenseful novel that addressed a very different issue. It definitely was a turn of events that I never saw coming. I enjoyed this book and the characters in it. My only problem was with the quick changing of scenes to introduce new characters. There was a lot going on at the beginning, but in the end it was worth completing the book. I would recommend this book to friends who enjoy a good suspenseful novel with a little romance and intrigue.

I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher. My review is not biased by the fact that I was given this book. I HONESTLY read and review any book whether bought or given to me. If I did not like the book I would definitely not give a rave review or recommend it.