A Quick Note
… on this Sunday, that JUMP CUT is just 99 cents today. 🙂 It’s part of the Kindle Countdown deal which means it goes up to $1.99 tomorrow, then $2.99 on Wednesday before settling back to its regular price.
In JUMP CUT reporter Mimi Raynard is having a bad week, bungling her way through a television interview, and almost getting fired. But the Seattle-ite never gives up her dream even when her bad decisions come crashing down on her. Will narcotics detective Shad Mulgrew, with his own career problems, join forces with her to solve a human trafficking case? Will he join forces with her in other ways? Read this funny, gritty, romantic thriller and find out.
I loved Jump Cut! Mimi, a journalist, is funny, engaging, likeable and out to prove that she still has a career ahead of her despite her nervous faux pas and television bloopers in the face of reporting on a murder involving 3 prostitutes. Mimi’s struggles range from the humiliation of a young flirt who takes her job, to the ungrateful ex-husband-boss who gave it to her, to finding original ways to create interview tapes she’ll use to get a new job – like posing as a mafia madam and interviewing herself. The young flirt steels the fake tape, and when it’s aired on the evening news, all hell breaks loose for Mimi. Detective Shad Muldrew, with his own set of career issues connects with her romantically as well as in hot pursuit of answers to the murders.
Mimi’s journey takes her to the tiny, mostly unknown, country of Moldova, where her long-lost father is working on a clandestine project. As Mimi and Muldrew fight for their jobs and search for a resolution to the murders, they are surprised to find that not only is there a dirty detective involved, but Mimi’s father seems to have found his way into the tragic mix of things as well.
The characters in Jump Cut are well-defined and interesting. From Shad, Mimi, and Mimi’s grandma to the evil-doers from Moldova,and beyond, you get a real sense of who these characters are – beloved, abandoned, courageous, selfish, self-deprecating, good, evil, misunderstood, and more. For a good read, read Jump Cut.