2019 Shamus Award winner for Best Novel!
The thrilling follow up to The Last Place You Look, starring troubled and determined private investigator, Roxane Weary
Marin Strasser has a secret. Her fiancé thinks her secret is that she’s having an affair, and he hires P.I. Roxane Weary to prove it. Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. But soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane's client for Marin’s death, so she starts to dig deeper into Marin’s life—discovering that the elegant woman she’s been following has a past and a half, including two previous marriages, an adult son fresh out of prison, and a criminal record of her own. The trail leads to a crew of con artists, an ugly real estate scam that defrauds unsuspecting elderly homeowners out of their property, and the suspicious accident of a wealthy older woman who lives just down the street from where Marin was killed.
With Roxane’s client facing a murder indictment, the scammers hit close to home to force Roxane to drop the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep.
The shooting death of interior decorator Marin Strasser, the fianc e of Roxane Weary's current client, Arthur Unglass, drives Lepionka's twisty second mystery featuring the Ohio PI (after 2017's The Last Place You Look). Arthur hired Roxane to find out whether Marin was cheating on him, and he's now the main suspect. Roxane, who can't believe he killed her, discovers that Marin had a criminal past and, in her volatile adult son, a partner in crime. But was she up to no good, or had she turned her life around? Either way, Roxane is determined to prove Arthur's innocence, but she is soon in way over her head. Roxane's self-destructive tendencies, such as frequent drinking and a fraught on-and-off romance with the beautiful and mercurial Catherine Walsh, whose help she enlists, only serve to complicate matters. That Roxane has an alarming habit of diving headfirst into dangerous situations only makes her more fascinating. Fans will no doubt look forward to her next case.
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It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire book. It is such a great addition to the series and I would 100% read it over again. Love this series