Solving Cadence Moore
Publisher: Aperture Press
Publication date: 7th November 2017
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the author via Book Publicity Services
Ten years ago, famous
young singer Cadence Moore disappeared without a trace on a remote
highway in western Pennsylvania. To this day her fate remains unknown.
Was she kidnapped or murdered? Or did she simply run away in search of a
new life, leaving behind the abuse and heartbreak that haunted her?
Marx, host of the popular conspiracy radio show "Underground
Broadcast," is obsessed with Cadence. Desperate to find her after
deceiving his boss to save his job, he launches an investigation of his
own, digging deep into the missing woman's past and uncovering her
darkest secrets. Working feverishly for weeks, he claims to have solved
the mystery and promises to reveal Cadence's fate at the end of a
groundbreaking podcast series and live radio special.
But is it
all a lie? As years of twisted details slowly unravel, Charlie races to
solve the biggest mystery of the decade. If he succeeds, it will mean
closure for Cadence. If he fails, his entire world will come crashing
down live on air--and the truth may be lost forever.
Solving Cadence Moore is a
uniquely plotted mystery written around a radio podcast series.
podcasts becoming increasingly popular Sterner’s idea of writing a mystery with
a radio personality, not a detective, as the main character and centering it on
a podcast series is modern and brilliant.
disappearance, ten years ago, of popular, young college singer Cadence Moore is
back in the headlines after a documentary was recently screened about it.
Marx, radio personality, thinks he can do a better investigation of the facts
of her disappearance. His boss assigns him podcast time and Charlie starts to
build the momentum. The podcast becomes a major hit when Charlie declares he
will let his listeners in on the truth of Cadence Moore’s disappearance. A
truth he doesn’t have, but why let that get in the way of a good story.
podcast goes through interviews with all the witnesses and friends of Cadence’s
last days. It’s ten years on and some recollections may be hazy; some may even
mystery of Cadence’s disappearance really pulled me in and throughout the
interviews I made, and changed, my own conclusions many times.
main focus of this story is Cadence and we get a lot of background on her and
her friends. However there is not much on Charlie Marx, the producer of the
podcast, and his boss, Tyler Ruebens. Both men came across as egotistical
fast-talking con-men. Their personalities leapt from the page and brought the
characters to life. As unlikeable as they were, they were extremely real.
Sterner’s debut novel Solving Cadence
Moore, a modern day noir, will draw you in and keep you hooked until the
very last page.
Content: frequent coarse language
mentions of incest/rape
My rating 4.5/5
Gregor Sterner is an author who enjoys
mystery novels, philosophy, conspiracy theory stories, and true crime. His debut mystery novel "Solving Cadence Moore" was released on November
7th, 2017. He has learned so far in his brief membership in the worldwide
club of published authors that it is wise to listen to feedback,
especially from publishers or agents who have had more success than you. You have to be flexible and open to collaboration in order to move
forward in the process of getting your novel published. He thinks it's
important to embrace inspiration when it comes and don't be afraid to
take risks, as long as you do so in the parameters of good writing and