Carol Childs is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of her life. Her daughter Cate has returned from college with a boyfriend in tow. A photographer who police suspect to be The Model Slayer, responsible for the murder of three young women. Not since the Hillside Strangler has Los Angeles been so on edge. And when the police arrest Cate’s boyfriend, Carol’s personal life and professional worlds collide. A tattooed cocktail waitress calls the radio station and asks to speak with Carol off the record. She knows the true identity of the real Model Slayer because she says she killed him.
Tensions mount as the clock ticks. The police are convinced they have the right man. Mother and daughter aren’t talking. Carol can’t reveal to investigators all she knows, and unless Carol can find the real killer before the trial begins, an innocent man may spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
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REASON TO DOUBT by Nancy Cole Silverman | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you'll probably like them all.
Praise: *Updated 7/18
“With a serial killer on the loose and her daughter dating the number one suspect, the stakes have never been higher for Carol Childs, nor the journey more exciting. Silverman vividly portrays the underbelly of L.A. with storytelling that's both gripping and emotional. She leaves no reason to doubt that this is another great addition to her masterful series.” — Ellen Byron, award-winning author of the Cajan Country Mystery Series
“Enthralling. Silverman turns the lens on appearance versus reality as investigative reporter Carol Childs works to unmask the Model Slayer amid professional drama and personal peril in a town known for eating its young.” — Kathy Valenti, Author of the Maggie O’Malley Mysteries.
“Reason to Doubt finds LA radio reporter Carol Childs on the trail of a serial killer and caught in an impossible struggle between her journalistic integrity and her love for her daughter. It’s the most emotional and compelling book yet in Nancy Cole Silverman’s terrific series.” Wendell Thomas, Author of Cyd Redondo Mysteries.
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 after she retired that she was able to write fiction full-time. Much of what Silverman writes about is pulled from events that were reported on from inside some of Los Angeles’ busiest newsrooms where she spent the bulk of her career. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Bruce, and two standard poodles.