I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal
Length: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark on May 3, 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Justine Eyre
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New York City, 1915
The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan's mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability "Kitty" Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she's stuck writing about fashion and society gossip over on the Ladies' Page―until a man is murdered at a high society picnic on her beat.
Determined to prove her worth as a journalist, Kitty finds herself plunged into the midst of a wartime conspiracy that threatens to derail the United States' attempt to remain neutral―and to disrupt the privileged life she has always known.
Radha Vatsal's A Front Page Affair is the first book in highly anticipated series featuring rising journalism star Kitty Weeks.
Here is what I thought
I love a good historical mystery and this one hit the mark!
Kitty Weeks is a determined young woman who wants the be a reporter but instead of real reporting she can only get a job with the ladies page. Society events, clothing, etc is not really her thing so she is excited when she gets a chance at real reporting, because of her being in the right place at the right time.
She had attended an event where a man was murdered and the editor of the newspaper thinks that Kitty has an advantage because she was there and knows the people. She could ask questions and get the scoop, but her boss is not happy. Kitty though is thrilled as it’s her real chance to prove she can be a reporter. The more she gets involved in the investigation the more she can’t help but want to figure out who committed the crime.
I really liked Kitty as she has a lot of spunk and drive to be what she wants to be and not let a man’s world stand in her way. I also like the secondary characters especially the policeman who has a soft spot for Kitty (can’t think of his name). I shouldn’t have been surprised at who the killer was but I didn’t guess it right away.
A Front Page Affair is a fast paced historical mystery and if you enjoy that kind of read then you will enjoy this one too!
Though she is not one of my favorite narrators Justine Eyre did a decent job with this one.
Audio rating: 3.75