Killer Content by Olivia Blacke
A Brooklyn Murder Mystery
It’s murder most viral in this debut mystery by Olivia Blacke.
Bayou transplant Odessa Dean has a lot to learn about life in Brooklyn. So far she’s scored a rent free apartment in one of the nicest neighborhoods around by cat-sitting, and has a new job working at Untapped Books & Café. Hand-selling books and craft beers is easy for Odessa, but making new friends and learning how to ride the subway? Well, that might take her a little extra time.
But things turn more sour than an IPA when the death of a fellow waitress goes viral, caught on camera in the background of a couple’s flash-mob proposal video. Nothing about Bethany’s death feels right to Odessa–neither her sudden departure mid-shift nor the clues that only Odessa seems to catch. As an up-and-coming YouTube star, Bethany had more than one viewer waiting for her to fall from grace.
Determined to prove there’s a killer on the loose, Odessa takes matters into her own hands. But can she pin down Bethany’s killer before they take Odessa offline for good?Goodreads
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Killer Content started out good, I liked Odessa, and I love a mystery. While it was cute it got old quick.
As I mentioned, I liked Odessa, but after a while, even I thought she was going too far. Things that were supposed to be funny just seemed pathetic to me. I also didn’t know her character was built up enough in the beginning. It wasn’t until after she started trying to solve the mystery that we learned she likes true crime podcasts, which would have helped make her actions more understandable. She is also a bit of a pushover, and I didn’t like how most people treated her.
Aside from not liking many of the characters, the mystery was a little boring. I just didn’t care about it, and I didn’t get why Odessa cared so much. The mystery wasn’t great. Overall it seemed a little lame. I mean, I didn’t expect the mystery to be too crazy, but it could have been a bit better.
The premise of this could have been great. And I will read more if there are other books in the series. I just wanted more from this book.