Ahern is an investigative reporter on the run from her own past.
After making a bad judgment call at her former job in Boston, she
has moved to Providence, Rhode Island to get her life, and hopefully,
her career back on track.
evening while shopping at a favorite little local grocery store,
Hallie is drawn into a story that will either get her career back
on track or kill her in the process. She is at the back of the store,
in an area that cannot be seen, when someone comes in and shoots
the clerk, killing him instantly.
the clerk is a friend and Hallie was on the scene, she has a advantage
over the other reporters, She can put her personal spin on what
kind of person the victim is and how horrifying it was to hide out
of sight, while this was going on.
the story progresses Hallie deals with many issues--A late night
radio talk show host, a handsome district attorney, apparent mob
ties, her own loneliness, a forming gambling addiction and finally
her need to find the real reason behind her friend's death.
Confidential Source is author Jan Brogans second book. She is
an award-winning journalist who also won the Drood Review of Mystery
Editors choice award for her first book Final Copy.
is obvious from page one that Jan Brogan is indeed a journalist.
Her main character is a journalist and the reader can feel that
the writer knows of what she speaks. She also makes the characters
real; they are not perfect and have flaws the same as everyday people.
Confidential Source was a good story with enough twists and
turns to keep the readers attention to the very end.