Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Deadline - Jackie Kabler

The Deadline (The Cora Baxter Mysteries Book 2) by [Kabler, Jackie]
Cora Baxter is back - and this time, she's facing the most important deadline of her career…

When TV reporter Cora Baxter attends the scene of a murder in a London park, she's horrified to discover the victim is someone she knows – and devastated when one of her best friends is charged with the crime. Suddenly the fun-filled life of Cora and her eccentric camera crew takes a darker turn. Cora is convinced that her friend is innocent, but with seemingly solid evidence, the police investigation team – reluctantly led by Cora's boyfriend DCI Adam Bradberry – believe the case is closed. With a trail of clues that leads all the way to New York, can Cora find out the truth before the trial begins – or is it already too late?

The Deadline is the second in the hugely popular Cora Baxter Mysteries series by acclaimed broadcaster Jackie Kabler.


Not too long ago I got around to reading my first Jackie Kabler novel - Dead Dog Day which I reviewed hereI enjoyed it so much that I didn't want to wait so long to read her follow up novel The Deadline. I wasn't disappointed in this second novel either.

We are back with Cora Baxter and although it follows on from the first novel, it also completely readable as a stand alone novel if this is your first encounter with Cora. This time Cora finds that one of her friends from the TV station is accused of a murder, and the evidence is so stacked against her that really she must have done it, but Cora knows her friend and won't accept the cast iron evidence.

Cora works in the world of TV and as we know Jackie Kabler knows a lot about this subject, so you can read in the complete comfort of knowing its going to be accurate and believable and I really enjoyed this aspect of the book. 

At first I didn't think there was as many twists and turns as the first book, however, this was more than made up for later on in the book where it felt like you were going fast down a hairpin bend road in an open top car! I don't do spoilers, so you need to read it for yourself, but Jackie really pulled off a fabulous plot.

Of course now I have read both of Jackie's books I have a wait for the next one - which I hope there will be. I really enjoy her writing style - so easy to read.

I'm giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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