Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: Perfect Victim

Perfect Victim
Jan Christensen
From Goodreads: A few days after Sylvia Leominster is murdered, private investigator Paula Mitchell interviews Sylvia's fiance in their small-town Rhode Island jail. Warren Wade's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, he has no alibi, and Sylvia broke up with him the night she was killed. After another young woman friend of Sylvia's is bludgeoned to death, Paula is dismayed when the police keep Warren in jail. They claim the second murder could have been committed by a copy-cat and remind her Warren's fingerprints are still on the weapon that killed Sylvia. Working with her best friend who often hires Paula to investigate cases and who is Warren's lawyer, Paula searches for answers. Paula and her computer guru lover narrow down the suspects to the victim's friends. The group is led by a mesmeric young man with political ambitions. Paula doesn't trust him, especially when she learns that all of Sylvia's friends have lied during her interviews. At the preliminary hearing, some answers begin to emerge. Paula zeros in on the killer and sees firsthand how friendship and loyalty can be used for personal gain. With Warren's freedom on the line, she has to find a way to capture the real killer. But in doing so, she doesn't realize she's putting herself and her own best friend in danger. First in a series featuring Paula as a feisty private investigator.
My Review:  I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book for my honest review.
 I enjoyed this book. It is nice to read about a female P.I. instead of all the hard boil men. A woman who is realistic, not a superhero who knows 15 forms of martial arts. Paula is sensitive and strong a refreshing mix. I also like the humor in the story. This is a fast paced and action packed story, the ending is predictable but does take away from the story at all but brings closure to this quick read.

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