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Book Review: The Other Murder

The Other Murder was written by Kevin G. Chapman and published by First Legacy Publishing in 2024. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on Amazon and on social media.

This murder mystery intrigued me, but the story did a lot more than entertain me with a well written who done it. This one is a must read!

Hannah Hawthorne is a cable news producer intent on covering the shooting of a NYU student. She hopes the story will prove her worth with a news company who has been critical of her in the recent past. The story balloons into a media circus, triggering gun rights protests and vigils for the fallen student. Hannah has regained favor with her boss, but the plot thickens. A murdered Hispanic teen is also found in the same park on the same night as the discovery of the white girl's body. Paulo, a reporter from a small online newspaper, delves into that story and quickly realizes that the two murders are linked, causing a stir of controversy within the community. Paulo and Hannah meet up and decide to cover the sensational story together, but when they discover the facts surrounding the murders, things heat up quickly. When they discover the man who might be the killer, they realize they could be at risk of losing their careers and their lives.

This murder mystery intrigued me, but the story did a lot more than entertain me with a well written who done it. It caused me to think about how difficult and intricately woven the police, reporters and even community members are in being tied into a murder investigation. It's like a system of gears. You remove one and the whole thing falls apart. The other great ingredient of this story is: Do you tell the truth, or do you avoid it for the greater good? These are all parts of the plot that kept me turning the pages until the very end and it's what ultimately took this book to a five-star rating.

Kevin Chapman is an exceptional writer and if you decide to pick up this book, you won't be disappointed. This one is a must read!

I give The Other Murder 5 out of 5 stars.

Kevin Chapman is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #149 on April 1, 2024.

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