by Thomas Kies
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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 02 Aug 2022
Sex, blackmail, and murder...welcome to The Whisper Room
When video footage of a local TV news anchor having sex with an underaged paid escort goes public, he takes his wife hostage in a desperate attempt to salvage his crumbling life. Although other reporters at the scene go home when the situation resolves peacefully, veteran journalist Geneva Chase knows there's more to the story. Following leads, she traces the blackmail attempt to an exclusive app called The Whisper Room. When she tracks down the business owners, she is left with more questions than answers.
But then one of The Whisper Room's escorts turns up murdered—and she looks a lot like the blond in the blackmail video. The more Genie digs, the more blackmail victims and potential suspects she finds—and the more people she angers. Dangerous people, with links to organized crime and human trafficking. Will this story of a lifetime put a premature end to her own?
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Average rating from 35 members
Prickly detective/reporter Geneva Chase returns in Whisper Room, the fifth in this excellent series by veteran newspaperman Thomas Kies. She’s still fighting her addictions, deciding between her “friends with benefits” and raising her teenage ward. A late night news call sends her to home of a local TV news anchor who has taken his wife hostage. She and the rest of the viewing area have seen the video of him having sex with what appears to be a minor. He’s also been blackmailed. As if this story isn’t x-rated enough, Genie discovers that the blackmail attempt came from Whisper Room, an app designed by Ivy League graduates to connect wealthy men with beautiful young women. More blackmail surfaces and lives are threatened, including Genie’s own before this complicated case is solved.
This exceptional series with fast-paced plots just keeps getting better! The Connecticut location (Fairfield County) is perfectly described. Genie has become a friend that I hope will continue trying to change her life. Other characters, especially Mike, John and Caroline, are favorites. I’m looking forward to what comes next!. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Poisoned Pen Press and Thomas Kies for this ARC.
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