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Local news reporter Avery Shaw’s week is going from bad to worse.It’s bad enough there’s a dead body in the parking lot of the paper, but when the investigation into the death leads to drugs – and a tie to her own family – things continue to spiral downward.If she could focus on that, though, it would just be another normal week. Constant run-ins with both the men in her lLocal news reporter Avery Shaw’s week is going from bad to worse.It’s bad enough there’s a dead body in the parking lot of the paper, but when the investigation into the death leads to drugs – and a tie to her own family – things continue to spiral downward.If she could focus on that, though, it would just be another normal week. Constant run-ins with both the men in her life – neither of whom seems to be showing her the level of respect she feels she deserves – are making things more stressful than they need to be.Avery is going to get the story – even if it means taking down her own cousin. Surviving to file that story, though, that’s a whole other problem altogether....

Title : if it bleeds it leads
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ISBN : 16168847
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Number of Pages : 252 Pages
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if it bleeds it leads Reviews

  • Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
    2019-03-25 16:06

    Reviewed by [email protected] Stars ReviewsIn the second book of the Avery Shaw series, Avery is not having a very good day. One of her co-workers has been murdered in front of the newspaper station. Now, she's on the case and must do what she can to figure it all out. However, she has her ex-boyfriend, and and a new guy trying to get her attention, and then her cousin, Lexie, is also in the middle of things getting into trouble. Avery will have to crack the case before it is too late. This book was interesting, and I really enjoyed the human in it. I didn't really like the love triangle thing though. And I was a little bit annoyed with how the men treat Avery even though they claim to want to be with her. Other than that I liked it, and I do look forwad to reading more of this series.

  • Tom
    2019-03-31 23:10

    Avery Shaw is obnoxious and self-absorbed, and she often lacks that inner-filter most people have. She's prone to speak before she thinks, and that often leads to her being unintentionally rude. Well, usually it's unintentional.She's also hysterical. Amanda M. Lee's novel "If it Bleeds, it Leads" had me laughing more than any other book I can remember recently.This go round, Avery shows up at her newspaper office one day to find her coworker, Darby, has been murdered outside. Avery's editor assigns her to write the main story, as well as a sidebar--the little auxiliary story where friends and relatives recount what a wonderful person the deceased was.In her research, Avery stumbles upon something that just doesn't feel right. Darby's ex-boyfriend is a known drug dealer named Kevin Walker, Jr. Kevin, Sr, owns the area's largest auto dealership, and it seems the apple fell far from the tree. Avery may be abrasive and immature, but she has a reporter's instincts. She digs deeper into the story, searching for answers to Darby's murder, but that story is quickly overshadowed by the true scope of Kevin's drug operations. He isn't some stoner dealing weed to neighborhood teens. The police conduct a raid on a warehouse and discover Kevin's real home base: a giant meth factory.Add into this mix Avery's screwball cousin, Lexie--who thinks she's black, and always ends up with boyfriends who deal--plus a coworker's Oxycontin-addled girlfriend, a stripper named Sunshine, and the two guys filled with both longing and exasperation over Avery, and you have the perfect blend for a fun, smart book. The key to this series' success is Avery Shaw herself. She is far from stupid: she's a good reporter with sharp instincts. She's also far from being a normal adult. She's obsessed with Star Wars--she has a Darth Vader pancake mold and matching cookie jar, for crying out loud--and thinks nothing of working in Star Wars t-shirts and Adidas Darth Vader high-tops. As a narratrix, she shows charm and an acerbic wit. We all live and work among people who drive us nuts. In her family--as well as her newspaper--Avery has her share. Her descriptions and anecdotes show both impatience with stupidity and a certain twisted affection for the eccentrics in her world. Her bark is worse than her bite--well, except at the end, where she really bites someone.This series has so much promise. Author Amanda M. Lee deserves credit for her creation, as well as encouragement to write faster.Highly recommended.

  • A.L.
    2019-04-17 20:52

    It took me a while to get used to the rhythm of this book. The main character, Avery Shaw, was hard to like at first, then somewhere in the middle I realized that she was the sum total of her familial experiences and I began to understand why she was the way she was. I, too, have a big family, and most of my bad choices were based on my desire to either please them or purposely go against what I know would please them. Avery’s loyalty to her family, in particular her younger cousin, Lexie, while it is understandable, annoyed me. Lexie needed a swift kick in the ass or to suffer the consequences of her actions, but Avery’s first instinct is to save her. Now to the story: Avery works for a newspaper as a reporter and when one of her co-workers is murdered, she is assigned to cover the story. Lee’s descriptions of Avery’s co-workers are spot on to anyone who has worked in an office environment in that she thought she knew the dead girl, but finds out that she really didn’t know her at all. As she interviews family and friends of the victim, Darby, Avery finds that Darby’s involvement with a local drug dealer may have cost her her life. Avery’s past association with the local sheriff, Jake, and a pawn shop owner with a great body, Eliot, are woven throughout the book, and I found these relationships believable. We get to know Avery through her constant inner dialog and I was genuinely surprised by the twist at the end. I would recommend this book to a friend.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-23 21:15

    This book was hilarious!! I loved it more then the 1st book. It leaves you wanting more. I have completely fallen in love with all of them! With this second book- this has gone to my favorites

  • Sue
    2019-04-07 17:16

    These books are like potato chips ... fun, yummy, a little salty, and gone in a flash [drive]. Love the quirky family and the neighbors...what a hoot!

  • Kim
    2019-03-24 18:09

    Another fun mystery adventure with Avery Shaw. Sort of reminds me of a Stephanie Plum novel, only with a much crabbier Stephanie Plum and the motivation to her craziness being 'getting the story'. As difficult as she is, I actually really like Avery. She is nothing if not a very interesting personality. But, I have to say, she must be EXTREMELY cute to have these two hotties so devoted to her - because she really is a pain in the arse! At the end of the last book, I was totally Team Jake, as Eliott creeped me out a little with his weird appearances. This time, I believe that poor Eliott went through enough to show his devotion and thus, I have crossed over to Team Eliott. He's deserving.I found myself laughing out loud several times reading If it Bleeds, it Leads. I love the author's humor, it is very understated with a bite of sarcasm. I didn't feel like Avery was overly mean in this book, though she speaks that way of herself frequently. I think in many ways, Avery just personifies what we only wish we could do and say but would never have the guts to. She's quite a rebel! I recommend this book to anyone who likes a cozy mystery with a bite. It's fun, well paced, with a decent, well thought out mystery and crazy characters.

  • Kerry
    2019-04-16 17:09

    An enjoyable second installment. I'll admit that it was a bit difficult to get into the flow of this book, but both Avery and the series as a whole are growing on me. The mystery was interesting and kept me engaged. While there was romance in this book, I was hoping a little more progress would have been made in this area. I can't stand love triangles where the woman goes back and forth, but it doesn't seem that will be the case for much more of the series. I do like both Jake and Eliot, and I do like how they interact with each other. I did relate with this book more than I did book 1. I loved the General Hospital reference (and really, the observations were so true) and Avery's Star Wars obsession was also pretty interesting. I laughed out loud at parts of this story, which is always a good sign. I'm excited to see what book 3 will bring!

  • Kat Klein
    2019-04-12 20:16

    In this second book, Avery shows up to find a co-worker has been murdered in the parking lot. And while Avery doesn't really think of Darby as a friend, she was less annoyed by her than by alot of her co-workers. So when Avery is ordered to do the piece for the papers story, she actually digs in. Especially when things don't add up in her research. Avery is loud-mouthed, outspoken and face it. Bitchy. On the other hand, she's also extremely loyal, and funny. So far, I'm very much enjoying the series, and am looking forward to reading what we have available so far.

  • Kristin
    2019-03-22 22:11

    Avery finally grew on me with this one. I think I expected too much of her in the first one and love triangles generally bum me out, but now that I get her apathy and self imposed heartbreak, I can see what we're working with. I came for the snark, but I'm still hoping she'll get some love at some point. I know in her case it probably won't improve her disposition, but that's what makes her seem like a real girl despite not being very girlie.

  • Aleea J. Brewer
    2019-03-20 17:00

    Developing SeriesA fairly good second book. The protagonist is a smart mouthed reporter who doesn't seem to have any common sense or a wardrobe outside of science fiction and horror movie tee shirts and high top shoes. Hopefully she will grow up as her character is developed. Her continuing fantasy of being the middle of a mancake sandwich is getting a little old, maybe she will pick one or the other as she improves her wardrobe. I vote for the guy who cooks.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-15 22:13

    Look out Stephanie Plum, Avery Shaw has a better job, two gorgeous men fighting over her and mysteries to solve.Avery is Star Wars loving, video game playing, reporter with a wacky extended family. She works outside of Detroit in Macomb County, MI. The depiction of the newsroom denizens is dead on and this book will make you laugh.

  • Darcysmom
    2019-03-22 18:15

    I love all the improbable situations Avery finds herself in. Her natural inclination to snark gets her into some hilarious and hair raising situations. I like the interplay between Avery, Jake, and Eliot. I can't decide who she would be better off with - although at the rate she is going, she may scare both of them off.I will definitely continue with the series.

  • Brandi Carr
    2019-03-25 18:08

    Avery just keeps getting better....Another excellent book by Amanda M. Lee. Avery Shaw is a walking disaster but it comes with the territory. Avery will definitely make you laugh out loud while reading about her many mishaps. A must read for anyone who enjoys a goid mystery with a solid dose of humor.

  • Siobhan (tigress5cubs)
    2019-03-22 16:07

    I like this series. I'm a little confused as to how the bad guys knew she took the flash drive, since that was never explained, or if it was, I missed it, but I am enjoying her quirky, self absorbed, narcissistic ways. And it looks like the Jake/Elliot thing will be worked out very soon. Good.

  • Laura
    2019-04-05 17:53

    cute, fun, auick read. while avery can be a frustrating character, she is likeable. a series that has 2 leadinf men that put you into a team Jake ornteam Eliot. perfect series to help me get out of my reading slump. a bit like the stephanie plum series but a bit quicker to read.

  • Sylvia Hester
    2019-04-05 16:19

    Just don't like this series as much as her witches stuff. This one is a lot better then the first story. But for some reason, I can't stop reading this series.

  • Karen Beg
    2019-04-04 17:55

    Good read!I am a fan! I like these Avery books! A very fun read! I really do read them with a smile on my face!

  • thao vi
    2019-04-16 18:54

    Great addition to the series! Consistent character development and love triangle. Love Avery Shaw and love this author!

  • rhonda grant
    2019-03-31 21:17

    Really liked this bookI have become an Avery Shaw fan. I really loved this book , loved the writing and the characters. If Avery were . A real person I know we would be friends.

  • Linda Brumbach Brumbach
    2019-03-21 17:01

    Book reviewAs usual I laughed and sat on the edge of my seat. Amanda Lee is such a great author. I will buy any. Book with he r name on it. Excellent read.

  • Lori-Ann Wojcik
    2019-03-30 20:56

    Continued from #1 - I like to read entire series

  • Sue Mcniel davenport
    2019-03-22 00:00

    Good who done it with quite a character in the middle of it all.

  • Sjs
    2019-04-18 21:06

    Not lacking for actionFun times and everyone that's anyone gets in on the action! Seems there are a lot more bad guys than good guys! But of course that is sorta a fact of life!

  • Juliet
    2019-04-06 22:01

    Yay! This series has its own unique voice. It's very cute with the same type of witty banter that the Gilmore Girls show was famous for, which I love. Looking forward to the rest of this series.