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Title: Killer Story
Author: Matt Witten
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publish Date: January 17, 2023
Genre: Mystery Thriller
My Rating: 4/5
How far will she go to catch the killer—and make her podcast a hit?
Talented and idealistic young reporter Petra Kovach is on the brink of being laid off from her third failing newspaper in a row. To save her job, she pitches the launch of a true crime podcast about a sensational, unsolved murder.
Years earlier, an alt-right YouTuber was killed in her Harvard dorm room, and the case went cold. Petra knew the victim—she was once her camp counselor and loved her like a little sister, despite their political differences.
Petra’s investigation gets off to a rocky start, as her promising leads quickly shrivel up. In her passionate quest for justice—and clicks—Petra burns sources and breaks laws, ultimately putting her own life on the line. Even as her star rises, she worries it could all come crashing down at any moment if her actions are exposed.
When her machinations start to backfire, there’s only one way to fix everything and solve the murder—even though it may cost her everything she loves.
Petra is a journalist trying to keep her job. To avoid being fired, she asks for time to do a true crime podcast about a murder. Petra knew the victim, and wants justice for her friend.
Killer Story is told from Petra’s point of view. Petra is an unlikable character that makes poor, hasty decisions throughout the book. While I wasn’t a fan of Petra, the story really pulled me in.
A fast-paced, gripping mystery. Recommended for readers who enjoy crime fiction and podcasts.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Books by Matt Witten:
- The Necklace
- Killer Story