Hampton Creek Press
US Publication – February 22,2021
“I’m going to offer you a choice.”
Controversial satellite radio talk show host, Jordan Briggs, has clawed her way to the top of the broadcast world. She doesn’t hold back, doesn’t spare feelings, and has no trouble sharing what’s on her mind. Her rigorous pursuit of success has come at a price, though. Her marriage is in ruins, she hasn’t spoken to her mother in years, and she’s distanced herself from all those close to her. If not for her young daughter, Charlotte, her personal life would be in complete shambles.
When a subdued man calls into the show and asks to play a game, she sees it as nothing more than a way to kick-start the morning, breathe life into the beginnings of drive-time for her listeners. Against her producer’s advice, she agrees, and unwittingly opens a door to the past.
Live on the air with an audience of millions, what starts out as a game quickly turns deadly—events long thought buried resurface and Jordan Briggs is forced to reconcile with one simple fact—All decisions have consequences.
It started as a typical day in the life of Jordan Briggs, a talk show radio host. Her ex-husband shows up at work with their daughter Charlotte, even though it is his turn to watch her. But Jordan is used to people letting her down and not pulling their weight. Just another typical day. How much is she supposed to endure from upper management who try and tell her how to do her job, or from her so, so staff. Charlotte seems to be the only person she actually cares about, but still, it is an inconvenience since she is supposed to visit her mother( for the first time in 15 years). It is not easy being Jordan, but this day will make her rethink everything.
When one of her listeners, Bernie, calls her show, she thinks she is dealing with another slightly demented caller. But when he suggests that they play a game, Jordan has no idea that her choices will lead to mayhem and murder. It seems as though Bernie has a score to settle with Jordan and before the day ends, she will have to fight to live to see another day.
One twist after the other is the best way that I can describe this nonstop thriller. None of JD Barker’s books are slow burns; they always grab you from the first page and don’t let go. Another great read by this author.
I received a DRC from Hampton Creek Press through NetGalley.