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If It Bleeds

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It's a newspaper mantra--the most gruesome stories always run on the front page to get people's attention. But when Corina Vasquez lands a bloody lead story, she attracts the attention of a killer.

Newly promoted as the assistant to Matthew Henderson, California's "Valley Voice" investigative reporter, Corina wants only to prove to her boss, her coworkers--and herself--that
Paperback, 373 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Mira Books (first published August 1st 2004)
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Raquel Fitzgerald
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I might have to re-read this book. This is what I wrote when I read it many years ago.

Good characters & writing style. The plot was a little too close to home. Deals with racism against Mexicans and plot to take over Mexico.
Dena Beck
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Bonnie Hearn Hill was a new author for me. I really enjoyed this investigative mystery.
It the first of a series about a reporter, Geri LaRue. I find that a little odd because she plays a very small role in this book. I'm surprised that was the character that she'll be leading with in the next book. I'm looking forward to reading it, but I guess I kept waiting for a "breakout moment" for Geri in this novel, and I didn't see that. If I hadn't know it was part of a series, that would have entered
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
The star rating just about says it--it was okay. There was some confusion as to which man our heroine was choosing. She gets to do the stories that she wants to do--but the price may be too high. THere are several murders, a couple of disappearances, and some people there in California want to invade Mexico. Corina is of Mexican descent, with a mama who wants to marry her off--but she has another daughter's wedding to get thru first. There is some excitement, and an ugly hit man who would like t ...more
Sid Frost
Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I didn't want it to end. That's a silly thing to say about a thriller. Naturally, I was glad everything was resolved, but I had fallen in love with Corina and wanted to walk along with her a while longer--hoping she would stay out of harms way, of course, and find the happiness she deserves.

I had read other books by this author, but I was surprised by the depth of this one. International intrigue and more (I don't want to give away everything). I was also surprised to learn who the bad guys wer
Marielle Jian Aspa
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
It's a very good thriller. I have always been interested with investigative journalism and especially in newspapers and this book really gave me something that I enjoyed. The characters were so well written, and the pace was really nice. It keeps you guessing right until the end.
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I read this in the hospital for neck surgery loved it

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Cheryl W
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
didn't finish. Bleh.
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, maybe not as much as some of the other books by bonnie but it was good. I think it is a good set up book for the rest of the series.
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
It was a well written novel about a new paper and two reporters trying to write a story about muder and intrigue. keeps you guessing
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Bonnie Hearn Hill's latest novel of suspense, THE RIVER BELOW, was described by Publishers Weekly as, a "poignant standalone (that) is as much a story about friendship and loss as it is a mystery."

Hill is the author of six thrillers from MIRA Books, the Star Crossed young adult series, and the Kit Doyle series, IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN (2015), GOODBYE FOREVER (2016), and I WISH YOU MISSED ME (20
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