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Room for Doubt–does the motive justify the crime?

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Room for Doubt

by Nancy Cole Silverman

Room for DoubtWhen is a murdered person not a victim? Who is Mustang Sally? Why would a policeman turn a blind eye to a crime?

There are lots of questions to be answered in the fast-paced cozy mystery, Room for Doubt,  by Nancy Cole Silverman. Carol Childs is a single mom trying to make a living as a reporter for talk radio when she finds herself hosting a late night talk show. Throw into this mix a handsome PI, an aging “Psychic to the Stars,” and some bizarre murders and you have a recipe for a mystery you won’t want to put down.

There is not a lot of deep character development, but you won’t miss it because the plot has the focus. The reporter Carol and PI Chase, who would like to get to know Carol better, are both likable. Supporting characters add interest as they move in and out of the action. The setting provides a realistic touch as it is the L.A. area where the author currently lives.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery, General Fiction (Adult)

Notes: #4 in the Carol Childs Mystery Series, but works well as a standalone

Publication:   July 18, 2017—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

Whoever said fashion made the woman certainly knew the right outfit could cover a world of insecurities, and right now I felt like I needed all the help I could get.

“I thought the arguments and his escalating violence was my fault and that I could fix him. So I didn’t leave. I thought I could make it better. Abusive men can do that to you.”

“Things have changed some today but not enough. Abuse is a social stigma. A lot of women are too embarrassed to tell their friends and family the truth about what’s happening. Most end up living in fear.”

1 Comment

  1. This series is one of best new series. Characters were developed in earlier books. I still don’t know an answer.

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