When reporter Carol Childs is called to the scene of a body dump she has no idea she’s about to uncover a connection to a string of missing girls. Young, attractive women drawn to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood via an internet promise of stardom and romance have been disappearing. A judge’s daughter leaves behind a clue and a trip down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame reveals a connection to a high powered real estate mogul and to a cartel targeting girls for human trafficking.
Old Hollywood has its secrets, its impersonators and backdoor entrances to old speakeasies and clubs where only those with the proper credentials can go. And when Carol Childs gets too close, she finds herself politically at odds with powers that threaten to undue her career and like the very girls she’s seeking, disappear.
Books in the Carol Childs Mystery Series:
SHADOW OF DOUBT (#1)
BEYOND A DOUBT (#2)
WITHOUT A DOUBT (#3) January 2016
I liked everything about this mystery: the plot, the characters, the set, the simple and linear style of the writer.
Carol is a radio journalist but often become an investigator. In the last year and a half, they have disappeared four girls in the surroundings of Hollywood. It's just found the body of a girl, is one of the disappeared, the daughter of a judge. Carol wants to investigate on their own, definitely wants to find all the girls. But it will not be easy, especially when her daughter will be in serious danger. She must also investigate the disappearance of the Marilyn's star in the Walk Of Fame. The characters are well defined. I really loved Carol, I thought she was such a great and strong character! She's a single mother, has two wonderful children. She tries to reconcile her many work commitments with her family and fortunately can count on her friend Sheri. She's a nice woman and handyman, the ideal friend of all working mothers. Carol has also a beautiful and fascinating boyfriend Eric, an FBI agent. The writing flows beautifully, the plot is developed very well, is very realistic and exciting, full of suspense. This is the second in Silverman's series but can be read as a standalone. I look forward to the next one coming out in January.
About This Author
Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in news and talk radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. But it wasn’t until 2001 after she retired from news and copywriting that she was able to sit down and write fiction fulltime. Much of what Silverman writes about today she admits is pulled from events that were reported on from inside some of Los Angeles’ busiest newsrooms where she spent the bulk of her career. In the last ten years she has written numerous short stories and novelettes. Today Silverman lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Bruce and two standard poodles.