Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BOOKIN' BINGO'S REVIEW: MISSING MARK by JULIE KRAMER


MISSING MARK
BY JULIE KRAMER

A REVIEW BY "BINGO"

In the second book with television news reporter Riley Spartz as the engaging main character, Julie Kramer gives us MISSING MARK, a wonderful little mystery just right for summer. This story opens as Riley finds an ad that says “Wedding Dress for Sale: Never Worn” that catches her attention. Riley wants to see if there is possibly a story behind the dress that she could produce as a feature for the upcoming sweeps month for her station. As they say, be careful what you wish for, as Riley certainly does find a story.

What appears to first be a jilted bride and mother left with a red face and 300 angry guests at one of the high society weddings of the year, the groom doesn’t show up and nobody seems to care. Well, nobody except the bride and her mother it seems. As Riley investigates where Mark, the would be groom, might be, she becomes dangerously involved in a case that before never even made a spot on the news. She finds that missing men are not quite as interesting for news hounds as when a woman goes missing.


Along with this case, Riley becomes involved with a K-9 dog with a strong sense of smell when it comes to drugs and a strong way of getting Riley involved with some major drug gangsters. As Riley deals with a missing groom, the dog and the drugs, and a neighbor who is as quirky as they come it would seem at first because of his frequent yard sales at all hours, she finds more than she can report on let alone handle.


Riley gets closer to a solution to a MISSING MARK and a high ratings story, but also to the danger it involves. Will she find Mark….dead or alive, or at all? Does the fact that a rare fish from the Mall of America that is stolen really mean bigger ratings than what she is working on? Struggling with her boss on what she knows is important for the news almost gets Riley in the news more than she cares to be. The story is full of page-turning killing and chaos, along with love mixed in with deceit, that all come together to create a fun and fast read…just what you would want in a summer book! If you missed STALKING SUSAN, the first in the series, you can still read this as a stand alone novel, but may want to check it out first and read the series in order.


EXTRA ENTRIES FOR
MISSING MARK and STALKING SUSAN

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO THE AUTHOR INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY FOR MISSING MARK AND STALKING SUSAN BY CLICKING HERE.
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4 comments:

Yvette Kelly said...

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Bingo said...

Thank you, Yvette! I added it to my award on the left. How kind of you!

ann marie said...

Hi Bingo,
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Have a great weekend. :)

bermudaonion said...

This series sounds like a lot of fun. I like to read series in order, so I'd definitely want to start with the first one.

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