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Review of The Trade Off

This was an engrossing thriller. The story revolves around Stella and Jess and what they are willing to do to report a story for their employer, The Globe newspaper. Stella is the seasoned reporter and Jess is the newbie. The more Jess learns about the newspaper’s reporting practices the more disillusioned she becomes about her career so she decides to try and tell the accurate story. Stella has slowly lost her integrity when chasing down a story and as time goes on she starts to question what she’s doing. As Stella and Jess start to challenge how the paper is run deceit and lies are uncovered and the tension ramps up. Can Stella be trusted or will she still do anything for a story? Overall an engaging book with interesting characters.


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