Title: Social Death
Author: Tatiana Boncompagni
Review: SOCIAL DEATH by Tatiana Boncompagni is a murder mystery where the story revolves around the news reporting business which is quite a change for the normal murder mysteries I have been reading. The story made you realize how cut-throat the news can be even when it comes to the death of someone famous.
Clyde Shaw is an extremely flawed character but she was always very honest which made her hard to root for while reading the story and sometimes you want to shake her and yell open your eyes. When you find out about Clydes past you realize why she is so flawed which makes you root for her and most everyone she cares about.
The mystery has enough twist and turns to keep the reader turning the page and at the end you might find yourself rereading the book to find the truth the author has hidden though out the pages.
I assume the author is in the news business with her details of reporting as well as the “Leaks, Leads and off the record comment or non-denial and denial” from characters and the police.
My only complaint which goes with most books I have been reading lately is how every male in a book is hot, sexy, dark and handsome. Which is fine if you have one but when you are introduced to several and they are all hot, sex, handsome, dark and mysterious it gets to be a little annoying.
I am not sure you could consider this a chick lit mystery but it has the elements I find in most of the chick lit mysteries expect with her use of a more sophisticated vocabulary. Social Death is a good balance of romance, mystery and a little bit of fun while looking into the News reporting industry.
I read Social Death while basking in the sun in San Diego so I can honestly say it’s a good beach read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you Heidi for this review.
Published: Published March 5th 2014 by Tatiana Boncompagni
Page Count: 308
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: Sent by the publisher
Synopsis: The rich are different than you and me.
They have deadlier secrets.
A beautiful socialite is brutally murdered in her exclusive New York City apartment building. A financier's trophy wife and the night doorman are the last two people to see her alive. There's no sign of forced entry. No known motive. Just a neighbor's account of overhearing a heated argument outside the victim's apartment on the night of the murder.
Clyde Shaw has built a career covering brutal crimes for the FirstNews network, but this story may be more than the top news producer can handle. The murder victim, Olivia Kravis, is the daughter of FirstNews's mogul founder-and Clyde's best friend since childhood.
As a high-stakes network ratings war begins, Clyde's own privileged yet troubled past comes back to haunt her, and she's forced to choose between finding her best friend's killer and losing everything-her job, her reputation, even her life. Long-guarded secrets. Millions at stake. And only Clyde holds the key to unlocking the truth.
PRAISE FOR SOCIAL DEATH
"A breathless thriller that takes the reader deep inside the worlds of television news and glitterati New York. This is great stuff. " Stuart Woods, New York Times Bestselling author of Unintended Consequences
Author Information: Tatiana Boncompagni is the author of SOCIAL DEATH, a mystery set on the Upper East Side, and two women's fiction novels: GILDING LILY and HEDGE FUND WIVES.
Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Marie Claire, Town & Country and Vogue.
Tatiana graduated magna cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is married and has three children. She enjoys baking anything with chocolate, drinking good wine and finding a moment of peace in Shavasana. She does not like doing the dishes.