On the surface, Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan appears to be a romance novel, or at least romantic suspense. But that couldn't be further from the truth. It's a mystery, and a good one, too.
TV reporter Charlotte "Charlie" McNally has just been handed the scoop of a lifetime. A woman is in jail for a murder she didn't committ. Granted, it was an easy conviction after she confessed. But Charlie has been handed a tape giving the woman an air tight alibi.
But is it that simple? The tape could have been faked and the woman still claims she did it. Meanwhile, Charlie's station is getting preasure from the Attorney General's office to drop the story. What is really happening?
This book has great characters that I really identified with. The mystery was pretty good, too, but the pacing seemed uneven to me.
That complaint aside, I really did enjoy Face Time.