So today I’m back with the second book in the Jordan Reed mysteries, I really enjoyed the first one, Toxic Deception (I’ve linked my review) so I jumped at the chance to read book two.
A big thank you to Emma from Damp Pebbles for inviting me along, let’s jump right in…
Mysterious marina accidents. Destroyed evidence. Can a tenacious reporter decipher the twisted clues at a small-town lake?
Jordan Reed is burned out from all the attention on her previous high-profile story. But when a new lead lands in her lap, she reluctantly postpones her vacation to investigate a classic New England marina. With hundreds of dead fish washing up on Copper Lake’s otherwise pristine shores, Jordan suspects a sinister cover-up.
But by the time she arrives on the scene, she’s surprised to discover the police chief eliminated every last carcass and seems hellbent on blocking her inquiries. And her search for the culprit takes a perilous turn when gambling kingpins descend on the city and a string of unexplained calamities plague the docks.
Can Jordan expose the corruption, or will she be the next to go belly-up?
Will Jordan ever learn to just say no to a potential story? Of course not!
It’s good to be back with our stubborn and determined reporter, however at the beginning I will admit I wasn’t completely sold on the plot. Thankfully after the 25% ish mark I was fully invested.
K.C. Gillis weaves a web of complex story-lines which involve a shady group of characters who are all willing to go to great lengths to achieve their end goal. I always enjoy the political elements at the core of these stories, they touch upon important topics that I don’t often come across. I really enjoyed the development of Jordan’s character from the first book and how she has learnt from her mistakes during the last big story.
Lake Effect is action packed with seriously high stakes making it almost impossible to put down! I’m really enjoying this series and I look forward to reading the next.
So Who Is K.C. Gillis?
K.C. (Kevin) Gillis is the author of the Jordan Reed mystery series. Despite being a lifelong lover of stories and books, writing took a distant back seat as his professional career travelled through the Canadian Air Force, a decade as a chemist, followed by a long and continuing run in corporate America. With writing no longer in the back seat (but not quite yet in the front seat), Kevin how has the Jordan Reed series well under way. His personal interests focus on endurance and water sports. Having grown up in the Canadian Maritimes, he now lives in the US northeast with his wife, teenagers and a pair of black cats.
See you guys in the next one…