20 January 2016

The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl with Sebastian Stuart

What if it turns out that the newsmakers are actually making the news happen?

Television reporter Erica Sparks has just landed her dream job at Global News Network. Beautiful, talented, and ambitious, Erica grew up dirt poor, worked her way through Yale, and is carrying a terrible secret. She moves to Manhattan to join GNN, leaving Jenny, her adored 7-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband. Erica’s producer at the network, Greg Underwood, is handsome and compelling. Scarred by her divorce, Erica is wary of romance, but there’s no denying the mutual attraction.

On one of her first assignments, Erica witnesses a horrific Staten Island ferry crash. Then she lands a coveted interview with presumptive presidential nominee Kay Barrish. During the interview Barrish collapses. Erica valiantly tries to save her with CPR. The footage rivets the world—GNN’s ratings soar and Erica is now a household name.

But she’s troubled. What a strange coincidence that both events should happen on her watch. It’s almost as if they were engineered. Is that possible?

Erica’s relentless pursuit of the truth puts her life and that of her daughter in danger. Her investigation leads her into the heart of darkness—where the future of our democracy is at stake.

The Newsmakers is another intriguing novel from Lis Wiehl (with Sebastian Stuart), as television reporter Erica Sparks starts a new job for Global News Network in New York City. She witnesses and reports a couple tragedies, and quickly her career skyrockets with fame and popularity. Driven to uncover the truth, she investigates the causes of the tragedies and find herself in more and more danger, surrounded by characters of questionable trust. At the center of the action, drama, and suspense, Erica Sparks is a great character with a challenging background and an admirable pursuit of justice. Overall, The Newsmakers is a fascinating read and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from Lis Wiehl, and I would definitely recommend this novel to readers hoping for a bit of mystery and suspense.

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  2. Wiehl is a favorite with my book club. Glad to hear you liked it. Definitely going to work this one into our schedule. Thanks for your thoughts!