Thursday, October 15, 2020

Blog Tour and Book Review: TRENDING TOPIC #MURDER : Trending Topic Mysteries Book 1 by Sarah E. Burr


Meet 28-year-old celebrity blogger, Coco Cline, who has started her own social media consulting company in her home town of Central Shores, Delaware. Her new clients, Peter and Olivia Chen, are ten days away from the grand opening of their specialty consignment shop when Coco finds their clerk Stacy dead behind the counter. 

Worried that a cloud of suspicion will ruin their chances of a successful business launch, the Chens ask Coco to work alongside the inexperienced, small town police force to speed up the investigation. Using her celebrity status and social media savviness, Coco realizes Stacy's seemingly ordinary life was all an act. Following a trail of cryptic online posts and muddied gossip, Coco and her friends discover Stacy's questionable relationships just might be the reason for her untimely demise.  

Social media consultant, Coco Cline, is ready for her meeting with the Chens, hopefully the last before their grand opening. That all changes when Coco finds Stacy dead, obviously murdered, behind the counter. Not her usual task, Coco uses all the technology available to her to further the investigation. She and her friends, Hudson, Jasper, and Charlotte, quickly are able to identify the motive and the killer.

This is a somewhat unique twist on a cozy mystery with a focus on social media and technology, and a PR perspective on murder. Not into technology? You can still enjoy the friendships and the shoreline setting. This is a first in a new series. It will be interesting to see what the future brings for Coco Cline.

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

About the Author

Sarah E. Burr grew up in the small town of Appleton, Maine and now lives outside New York City. Since she was seven, Sarah has wanted to be Nancy Drew, but she wasn't stumbling across any mysteries in corporate American. Deciding it was time to follow her dreams, Sarah left her career in health care technology three years ago and started writing mysteries of her own. The Trending Topics Mysteries is the first of her published series. She also writes the Court of Mystery series. 

Sarah attended Elmira College and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. She loves to weave these themes into her writing. When she's not spinning up new stories, Ms. Burr is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks around the city.

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