Friday’s Review-a-Thon Update

I knew I would get a late start tonight, but I wasn’t sure how much I could get done. I’ve been up since 4-5-ish this morning, and I’ve been going all day. I did manage to get two reviews written tonight, and much faster than I normally do. I’m a little concerned that when I read them later when I’m not sleep-deprived that they won’t make sense.

Review #1: Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland
Review #2:  The Holedigger: A Novel About Living and Dying by Arthur Nelson Thornhill

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Book Review: Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland

Blurb:

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? Continue reading