Book Review | Whistleblower

Whistleblower by Kate Marchant is live!

Kate Marchant, author of Float, presents a story about a young journalist who fights for the truth to come to light—even if it means she might lose everything . . .  

Laurel Cates has never wanted the spotlight. As a junior studying journalism at Garland University, she’s perfectly content pumping out well-written fluff pieces for the school paper and focusing on the finer things in life: friends, house parties, and carne asada tacos. But when Laurel’s research for an article on the school’s beloved football coach uncovers a pattern of misbehavior and a trail of lies, she knows she has to expose the truth.

Even if it means facing public scrutiny. Even if it means risking her part-time job, her reputation, and her safety. Even if Bodie St. James, the heart-of-gold quarterback, seems hell-bent on convincing her that the man who has been like a father to him couldn’t possibly be the villain she thinks he is. 

When Laurel and Bodie team up to prove each other wrong, their tentative alliance becomes complicated by growing feelings and mounting evidence. And Laurel must choose between staying invisible or doing what’s right . . . even if it costs her more than she ever imagined.

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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This was my first time reading this author and it was quite enjoyable. 

I’m pleasantly surprised how much I actually enjoyed this book. The first 20% I was somewhat bored and not really interested in reading the book, but after that, I was 100% engaged and couldn’t wait to see where things ended up. 

There is a nice little dash of romance between Lauren and Bodie, which I did enjoy. However, it wasn’t the main focus of the book, which I actually kind of liked. I know it’s quite strange for me to say that, being mostly a romance reader. Overall the story was really good and had pretty good pacing, again after that 20% mark. I hope to read more books by this author again! 


About The Author

Kate Marchant is an American author of Young Adult and New Adult contemporary fiction. Born and raised in Oakland, California, she began writing on the serialization fiction platform Wattpad when she was just fifteen. In 2017, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Art. After a brief stint at a startup and a few years working at a private school, she now lives and writes in San Francisco.

Her debut novel, Float, is being adapted for the big screen and will star Robbie Amell and Andrea Bang.

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