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Edit Cast Episode cast overview: Kelly Fox credit only Bill Fagerbakke Dauber Dybinski Shelley Fabares They mutually agreed that they were not friends, but did not regard each other as enemies either. The official blurb blasts Maggie Gardiner and Jack Renner are in the crime-solving business together.
The official blurb blasts the secrets of this team way out of the water, yet, I do not want to do the same. What I do know about this book is that I liked the author's approach to her story. No chick-lit favors being dished out; no melodrama. The situation is embedded in reality as we know it and the events are possible. The newspaper business are dying, throwing journalistic integrity out with the closing of premises and chasing journalists into oblivion. Unless they cater to the superficial Hollywood craze, publishing stories about famous people's shoe sizes or private lives, nobody bothers with the news anymore.
Democracy is in crises when investigative journalism are nailed into coffins and buried, while internet media, often with profit and greed in mind, and truth positioned in the last place of importance, attend the funeral with ruthless apathy in tow.
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I don't want to say more about the plot. It is a high-voltage, informative, entertaining murder mystery. There is a little bit of word dumping taking place in describing the News Business. It left me slightly bored.http://periocenter.ru/wp-content/map3.php
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It is also not the best whodunit I have ever read, but for various reasons I rate this book five stars. One of them is that there's not chick-lit elements in it. Another one is the absolute fast-paced storyline riddled with ruthless suspense. And a third is that it can be enjoyed as a standalone, even though it is the second book in a series. I haven't read the first one. That Darkness is number one. It is obvious in the ending that 'n third book is planned, yet, as a stand-alone it is a powerful ending, allowing the readers to honor the imagination and do with it what we like.
I really enjoyed the experience tremendously. And yes, I hope to read That Darkness as well. Thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to get acquainted with this author's work and providing a review copy. It was a delight. I can read this author again, for sure! View all 10 comments. Forensic investigator, Maggie Gardiner is called to an apparent suicide of the copy editor of the Cleveland Herald, the struggling daily newspaper. Maggie notices an inconsistency and realizes that this suicide is really murder.
Jack and his partner, Riley are assigned the case and already at the scene. Homicide Detective Jack Renner is a serial killer. If the courts cannot keep the worst of the worst locked up and away from innocent citizens, Jack personally takes care of them permanently. Maggie is the only one who has been smart enough to figure out his secret. Their truce has held so far, but Maggie still has her doubts about him stopping his personal form of justice.
As another body of a Herald worker is found, Maggie and Jack have to work together to find the killer and figure out what is going on at the Herald. This book gives a lot of information on the current state of print media in this country. Maggie takes us through the interesting steps of the forensics of the case which I am sure are realistic since that is Ms. The plot is fast paced and interesting throughout. Black has really breathed life into Maggie in this book. Maggie and Jack are great characters and I am looking forward to many more books in this series! View all 4 comments.
Maggie Gardiner is a forensic investigator who gets a call to a new case where a copy editor from the local newspaper is found hanging above the newspaper assembly line. Maggie has her suspicions about the apparent suicide and soon the evidence begins to point to the death actually being a murder. Maggie finds herself teamed up to solve the case with Jack Renner, a homicide cop with an enormous secret that Maggie stumbled upon in the past. In the past Jack had taken his skills as a homicide dete Maggie Gardiner is a forensic investigator who gets a call to a new case where a copy editor from the local newspaper is found hanging above the newspaper assembly line.
In the past Jack had taken his skills as a homicide detective and turned into a vigilante taking justice into his own hands until Maggie discovered his secret. Now this duo must team up together to solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Unpunished is the second book in the Gardiner and Renner series. I actually didn't realize this was an ongoing series when I first picked up the book to read and will say that a bit of my problem with the story came with feeling a bit left out having not read the first book with the history between this pair.
Eventually their story is revealed but I think I would have been a lot more invested had I known it going into the book so in the end I decided to rate this one 3. Otherwise the book is an interesting story to follow along while the detectives try to solve the murders and find their killer. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https: Well what a satisfying read that was. Good story well told with two fascinating central characters that make me want to seek out the previous book to feature them - That Darkness.
Those characters are Maggie Smith, a forensic expert,and homicide cop Jack Renner, a man whom we soon discover takes the law into his own hands dishing out fatal justice, a secret that Maggie knows about.
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Maggie is called out to a newspaper - The Cleveland Herald, where the copy editor is found hanging in the building Well what a satisfying read that was. Maggie is called out to a newspaper - The Cleveland Herald, where the copy editor is found hanging in the building in an apparent suicide.
Upon investigation Maggie suspects this apparent suicide may be a murder and has to call in Detective Jack Renner to investigate. It becomes clear quite quickly that they are looking at a murder and as more employees are murdered Maggie relies on Jack to help find the killer, while knowing herself that Jack himself is a killer, murdering known criminals that have evaded justice.
Unpunished is an excellent read as much about the decline of printed media as it is about a murder whodunit story. The pacing throughout is even and very well paced to the story. Slowly but surely things are figured out, which I really enjoyed. The two central characters are well written and very interesting.
I'm only sorry I didn't read the novel that they previously appeared in - That Darkness which I fully intend to now as there is plenty of reference to their back story in this and it sounds both fascinating and intriguing. The level of detail the author goes into about the process of printing a paper and the descriptive detail of the newspaper building and the mechanics were mostly very interesting although at times a little long winded. The story though is great. Although only pages the novel never felt rushed at any point.
The story is fleshed out at its own pace, with time to breath and explain.
The final act was very well done and in keeping with the rest of the novel played out in its own time. I was drawn in from the start with this one. I wouldn't describe it as a page turner as such but it had some sort of hold on me as I managed to finish it in about half the time I usually take for a similar sized novel.
It's the story and the story teller that always draw you in and that's what happened here. A really enjoyable and satisfying read, I shall be seeking out That Darkness, the other previous novel in this series. View all 3 comments. Jan 04, Petra rated it really liked it Shelves: Although the plot here works as a standalone, I would suggest reading That Darkness first in order to fully understand Maggie and Jack's complicated relationship and their shared history.
This case starts off with the apparent suicide of a copy editor at the Cleveland Herald. But soon further deaths follow, all related to the Herald newspaper. Why would anybody target the staff of a s Unpunished is Lisa Black 's second book about forensic expert Maggie Gardener and homicide detective Jack Renner.
Why would anybody target the staff of a struggling newspaper? I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series. Maggie's character, in particular, is far better developed here. Jack's entertaining relationship with his cop partner, Riley, and his strained, ambivalent relationship with Maggie was fun to follow.
The only thing that really slowed this down a little too much for me at times was the very detailed information regarding the decline of the print media industry. Black has obviously put a lot of research into this. I felt properly educated as to the processes of producing a newspaper and the sorry state of the print industry after reading this. Aside from that, this was a solid murder mystery. The vigilante theme is less prominent in this one than in the first book, but the ending leaves plenty of scope for an exciting third book in the future.
I look forward to it. Jan 02, Cindy Burnett rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved That Darkness, and Unpunished is a great addition to the series. Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert, and Jack Renner, a homicide detective, are thrown together again when a series of bizarre murders occur at the Cleveland Herald. The two work to solve the murders while Maggie also struggles to come to terms with her knowledge that Jack operates as a hero vigilante ridding t 4.
The two work to solve the murders while Maggie also struggles to come to terms with her knowledge that Jack operates as a hero vigilante ridding the city of criminals that have eluded punishment for their crimes. The two have reached an uneasy truce that is constantly threatened by a variety of outside factors. The Cleveland Herald is struggling to stay afloat as newspapers are dying a slow death. Black spent countless hours immersing herself in the newspaper business even touring one to accurately depict the ins and outs of that industry and the difficulties currently facing the newspaper world.
She manages to relay very detailed information in an engaging and interesting manner so I learned a lot without feeling like it was hard to wade through the story. Black also addresses the age old issue created by new inventions - the loss of jobs sometimes entire professions in certain fields, but the creation of entirely new fields and jobs that are created as a result. I found her reminder helpful as I was bemoaning the projected loss of printed newspapers as I read Unpunished. I really enjoyed reading this book and love the originality of the series. Jan 24, Louise Wilson added it. Maggie Gardiner is a forensic expert and Jack Renner is a homicide cop.
Jack has a secret - he is also a serial killer. He only kills the bad guys who escape justice. Maggie knows Jack's secret. Maggie also has secrets - Jack knows what they are. A body is found hanging above the grinding wheels of a newspapers assembly line. Maggie has been called in to investigate. She thinks that it was murder rather than suicide. Then there is another hanging at the newspaper.
I think you should read it before starting Unpunished tho. This is a well written who-did-it novel that's fast pace kept me turning the pages. I received this ARC from netgalley. Book 2 in the Gardiner and Renner series. Maggie is a forensics 'tech' and tasked to find a killer in the work place of the Cleveland Herald, Renner is a detective on the police force who has taken the law in his own hands. Insert image of 'Dexter'. This book was not as interesting as the first one in the series.
The beginning of the book was crammed full of data about the newspaper industry and the printing press machines. I'm stil I received this ARC from netgalley. I'm still not sure how that information actually related to the story. I got bogged down in the minutia and considered ditching the book a couple times.
The tension between Maggie and Jack that was in the first book was mostly absent in this book. Jan 15, CL rated it really liked it. Maggie Gardiner and Jack Renner had come to an uneasy alliance due to their past. Maggie is a studies the dead and Jack is a homicide detective on the same police force. Now they are both investigating a series of murders at the local newspaper, the Cleveland Herald.
Kept you on your feet. Everyone should read it. Gave the book 5 stars because of how good it was. Hard to get into story. Jack's status was not clear. Just wasn't into this storyline. Maybe the next book will be better for me. See all 72 reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Takeover Theresa MacLean Novels. Pages with related products.
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