Lights Out (Kate Green #1)

Elise Hart Kipness


In this exciting debut novel comes a fast-paced thriller that follows a sports reporter’s journey off the court…and into a world of murder and deception.

Former Olympic athlete and current semi-disgraced sports reporter Kate Green isn’t sure how much more tumultuous her life can get. Then NBA superstar Kurt Robbins is killed, and the prime suspect in his murder is none other than his wife…and Kate’s best friend.

Kate knows that Yvette’s marriage wasn’t exactly stable, but her friend is no murderer, and Kate is determined to prove it with her own investigation. While she tries to salvage Yvette’s life, Kate’s own continues to unravel. Her career is in limbo. Gossip columns speculate about her future. Her children are battling their own demons. And her estranged father suddenly reenters her life as a detective assigned to Kurt’s homicide case.

As her worlds collide—exposing secrets, lies, and ulterior motives—Kate may have to choose between the games she can play and the one she might lose.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5) The husband is always the killer, right? But this time the husband is found dead. Could it be the wife?

Kate is best friends with Yvette. Her NBA husband has been murdered and of course she’s a suspect. Kate, a sports reporter is determined to prove her innocence. She gets wrapped up into the investigation and puts herself in the path of the detectives way too many times, placing her in a precarious position in the investigation.

Twists and turns were placed throughout the book. As soon as I thought I knew what was happening, another twist would carry it in another direction. I love an ending I cannot predict!

General content summary: F words= 6, misogyny, infidelity, murder, previous overdose, previous teen overdose, talk of drugs (OxyContin and Adderall), funeral and grief, car hitting a person (few details).

Thank you to Thriller Book Lovers Promotions for the copy!

The book releases November 1, 2023.

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