Reputation centers around a tight-knit college town, as it’s rocked with scandals, following a campus-wide email hack. Caught in the cross-fire is Kit Manning’s husband Greg. The situation turns serious when Greg is found mysteriously murdered in his own home. Kit’s sister Willa begrudgingly returns to town for the funeral. As an investigative journalist, Willa believes something is strange about the way Greg was murdered and she and Kit set out to find out the truth. Told in four different points of view, Reputation is full of twists, turns, and scandal.

I read Reputation over a weekend. It was an incredibly quick read, filled with drama. As much as I really wanted to like this book, it was not my favorite. It felt forced at times and overly dramatic. I’m not sure if I just wasn’t in the right headspace while I was reading or if Reputation was just not for me, but I found it somewhat contrived. A big part of that was that I did not identify with any of the characters and found most of them annoying.

Thank you to Netgalley and Dutton Books for the review copy!


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