Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Killer Story: A Novel by Matt Witten

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

How far will she go to catch the killer—and make her podcast a hit?

Talented and idealistic young reporter Petra Kovach is on the brink of being laid off from her third failing newspaper in a row. To save her job, she pitches the launch of a true crime podcast about a sensational, unsolved murder.

Years earlier, an alt-right YouTuber was killed in her Harvard dorm room, and the case went cold. Petra knew the victim—she was once her camp counselor and loved her like a little sister, despite their political differences.

Petra’s investigation gets off to a rocky start, as her promising leads quickly shrivel up. In her passionate quest for justice—and clicks—Petra burns sources and breaks laws, ultimately putting her own life on the line. Even as her star rises, she worries it could all come crashing down at any moment if her actions are exposed.

When her machinations start to backfire, there’s only one way to fix everything and solve the murder—even though it may cost her everything she loves.

Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Harlan Coben

my thoughts:

An unlikeable character, her last ditch effort podcast, and a murder mystery = a gripping and unputdownable thriller. Killer Story by Matt Witten is a must-read for his fans and for anyone looking for a murder mystery to sink their teeth into. I absolutely LOVED the book! It was chock full of suspense, mystery, and a woman desperate to keep her job that she is willing to risk everything...until the risks become too HUGE. 

Oh, my! What a great story! Petra is a journalist about to lose her job (again). So, she pitches an idea to her boss - a true crime podcast about the unsolved murder of Olivia Anderson, a right-wing YouTuber who was murdered in her dorm room at Harvard. Petra knew her once upon a time. Her boss can't help but think of the revenue this podcast could drum up and agrees to it. The question is, can Petra pull it off? And, that is all I will share about this terrific story. You definitely need to check it out for yourself to find out what happened to Olivia and what will happen to Petra. 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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