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Publisher's Summary

Jack is back in this dynamic re-release of best-selling crime writer Gerry Boyle’s first novel.

Meet Jack McMorrow, a hard-hitting crime reporter for the New York Times, now living in the backwoods of Maine, near the paper plant in Rumford. Jack's there to run the local paper, but when a unpopular photographer is found drowned in a nearby canal, Jack gets drawn into a complicated game that has kept members of the town silenced and in fear for their lives.

Maine may be the place where life is as it should be, but McMorrow finds out staying alive may be harder than he thought.

©1993 Gerry Boyle (P)2017 Anaba Publishing

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Small town journalism

Deadline follows the adventures of Jack McMorrow, an investigative journalist who moves from the New York Times to rural Maine as editor of a small paper. When the body of Arthur, the paper's free-lance photographer, is found drowned in the river, Jack starts digging. He doesn’t understand why the police are calling it a suicide and are not looking further as Arthur didn't appear to be suicidal.
Jack’s investigation rubs some people the wrong way as he uncovers hidden relationships and agendas. The story has a great plot, is well written and well researched, and I found it thoroughly enjoyable.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Entertaining Story And Performance...

This Book Started Out A little Slow...The Main Character Seemed Depressing But As The Story Proceeds The Narrator Gets More Into The Characters And The Plot As They Say...Thickens! Overall This Was Enjoyable And Totally Surprised Me Who The Villain Was At The End.. Nice Job...

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Great !!

A very crazy mystery for sure I have to say. This story went every direction as far as clues and suspicion of who done it goes. Usually I can figure things out but this one had me all mixed up. 

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Jack is the anti-hero we all need

I started this series with one of the later books and had to go back to the beginning. Jack McMorrow is a great character. He has morals aplenty but lacks basic common sense at times. He's scrappy and resilient and I just adore him.

In this first book in the series, Jack is just beginning to flex his "not on my watch" muscles. Bad things happen, good people let them happen, and Jack gets annoyed/involved. This time it's a photographer on his newspaper staff who is found dead and no one, besides Jack, seems to want to know why.

I didn't figure out the whodunnit so the ending was one heck of a shocker!

I loved the narration in this novel. Smith takes extra care with his performance, even using special audio when characters are talking on the phone. It's the always the little things that make a story work and Smith pays attention to the details

I'm looking forward to book two.

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Love the ending

The story started a little slow, but kept me interested until things picked up and it kept me guessing. I didn’t expect the ending- interesting surprise. The narrator did a nice job telling the story.
I was provided this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Who doesn't love a good murdah mystery!?

Book # 1 of this series doesn't disappoint, I can't wait for the next one!

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Decent

This was the first in the Jack McMorrow mysteries and I thought it was a decent start to a series. There was some times when I thought it kind of drug on a bit but over all it flowed pretty good.

It has a great mystery surrounding the death of the newspapers photographer and I had no clue who had done it so I was a little bit surprised.

If you want a decent newspaper mystery then try it out.

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Backwoods journalism

Small town reporter investigates a suspicious death of a co-worker whom the police officers and others in the town don't seem to care about. For Jack it doesn't add up, so he begins to snoop which rubs some people the wrong way. A bit slow, but a good mystery. It kept me guessing until the end. The narrator did a nice job, but he is rather monotone, I would have liked a bit more inflection or enthusiasm in some areas. He does the women's voices well, as well as the other characters and I like the added touches of the phone call special effects. I may check out some more in this series. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Too slow to get to the plot

A little boring.

Narrator's voice too staccato.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful