Bury the Lead | Book Review

Title: Bury the Lead

Author: Mischa Thrace

Genre: Young Adult; Mystery & Thrillers

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

Pub Date: June 10th 2021

Publisher: BHC Press

Reading dates: April 5th to April 9th

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes may not have been a journalist, but that doesn’t stop high school senior Kennedy Carter from embracing his methods. With her sights set on becoming an investigative reporter, Kennedy lives by the famous detective’s rules: observe the obvious, eliminate the impossible, and avoid romantic entanglements at all costs.

Kennedy has her heart set on winning the $10,000 Excellence in Emerging Journalism award so she can finally escape her small town and see the world with her very own kind-hearted Watson—best friend and school photographer Ravi Burman.

But research into a local urban legend and a murder investigation she can’t resist are threatening to derail her plans. To find the killer preying on her graduating class, she and Ravi team up to investigate the deaths and work to uncover the story of a lifetime—if it doesn’t cost them their lives first.

Review: Bury the Lead is thrilling and gripping ride that promises to keep you up all night, with and ending that has you holding your breath for answers! Kennedy is an aspiring journalist and, together with her best friend Ravi, has the mission of uncovering the truth about her small town's senior curse. Through the objectivity of an investigative journalist, Kennedy realizes that, sometimes, the danger is closer than you think.

Mischa Thrace's writing style is easy to read, but compelling at the same time. Kennedy's determination and passion for journalism is clearly demonstrated throughout the book and the book dives into important issues such as suicide, love and journalistic objectivity and sensationalism. Being a Communications student myself, with a few journalism classes, it was interesting to see the journalistic part of it all, particularly the part about objectivity and immortalizing the moment in spite of other people's pain. It is an amazing book, with well developed characters and a rich plot. Even though I did figure out the whodunnit a little before the end, I don't think it is predictable and it has you guessing almost until the end. Overall, this was a 5/5 star reading for me and I will definitely check out more of Thrace's books!

Bury the Lead (BHC Press) is available for preorder in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook at all major retailers and booksellers. It will be published on the 10th of June 2021.

* This is an ARC. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of this title. All opinions are honest and my own.