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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
A small town weekly paper becomes the central hub in an appalling scandal in The Journalist by Leslie Weatherill. Zoey has just graduated from Berkeley and is looking for a job as a journalist. The only reply to her resume is from a small town paper, and the job offer is for writing the obituary column. Not exactly the large city newspaper she had in mind, nor the exciting position she dreamed of, but Zoey reluctantly takes the job. However, before Zoey has time to get ink on her fingers, a horrifying discovery stuns the small community, and the paper is pivotal in exposing the issue. Zoey becomes part of a team designated to rectify the situation in their region. Will these experiences help Zoey find her niche or will she move on?
The Journalist by Leslie Weatherill is a fascinating fiction novel depicting the blight of domestic violence in communities. It is a brilliant story, despite the fact that the subject of domestic violence is disturbing. The plot is strong, and the storyline is captivating. Once you pick it up and start reading, it is a hard book to put down. Although the antagonists' crimes are not common to the extent that they are portrayed, they are not impossible and do get the reader's blood boiling, and the author's point is understood. Subjugating and enslaving anyone for any purpose is a bane to humanity. This is an outstanding novel covering an important social issue, but contains adult matter that is not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen.