Book Review: “Going to the Bad” by Nora McFarlandAugust 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Nora McFarland in her new book, “Going to the Bad” Book Three in the Lilly Hawkins Mysteries series published by Touchstone brings us back to Bakersfield, CA and another adventure with TV news photographer Lilly Hawkins.
From the back cover: 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 began her career as the only female TV news photographer in Bakersfield, CA. She knows firsthand the relentless pace of TV news, the constant threat of missed deadlines, and the colorful characters who work inside every newsroom. This on-the-job training has more than prepared her to bring us the adventures of Lilly Hawkins who also happens to be a TV news photographer in Bakersfield, CA. Someone shot Uncle Bud in Lilly’s home now Lilly is determined to find out who, why and also what was Uncle Bud doing in her home. Get ready for a page-turning, thrill ride. This whole adventure takes place over the period of two days. “Going to the Bad” is a satisfying mystery that will keep you flipping pages trying to find out what is going on. Ms. McFarland gets us caught up in the story and the characters lives to the point that we actually hate to say goodbye to them when the book ends. I liked this book very much and look forward to more from the pen of Nora McFarland.
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