Rating 3.5 Stars
A reporter’s job was to expose the truth…easier said then done
Jordan Walsh comes from a family of writers…Her father a novelist, her mother a poet, and her beloved brother a reporter. Jordan is determined to make her mark in the world of journalism. Set in the 1950’s in Chicago where the mob ruled, power was king, and women were making their stand in the work place, Jordan found her place at the Tribune writing for The White Collar Girl.
Because of her families background, she had much to prove especially with her brothers untimely death at the height of his own career. His death has put a strain on the family he left behind. Not being able to make sense of his death, Jordan’s father turned to drinking and her parent’s marriage and life in general was put in limbo. Not having the answers is what eventually drove Jordan in her own career.
It is a fantastic historical fiction of journalism in our nation’s history. The mob and corrupt government was enemy of justice. It was in journalism that truth was exposed. It also was a time for women to show their mark in the work-force and the barriers that they had to overcome due to sexism.
Jordan’s story is unique as it is told in her voice, with her insecurities, vulnerabilities, and desires. Her drive for the truth at the cost of relationships however, the payback was integrity.
A Special Thank You to Penguin Group and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.