21st April 2019 – 4 stars.
Having already read and thoroughly enjoyed #6 in the series, I was keen to go back to the beginning to see where it all started. (You can check out my review of Hush Now Baby here.)
I enjoy books narrated by the main character as you can get inside their heads and watch the story unfold through their eyes. You’re so close to the action you feel the suspense, tension and excitement with heightened senses.
In this case, private eye Sloane Monroe takes you on a journey from accidental death to murder, managing to antagonise the local police in her efforts to solve the crime. She’s feisty, determined, high principled and stubborn, but with a few problems of her own to contend with.
The story moved along at a good pace as the investigation got going and I liked the blend of action, introspection and humour, which kept me entertained. Best of all, Sloane reminded me of Sue Grafton’s, Kinsey Millhone, and proved a worthy equal.
I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
Charlotte Halliwell has a secret.
Before she has the chance to reveal it to her sister, Audrey, she’s found dead. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than an accident, until the medical examiner finds poison coursing through Charlotte’s body.
Audrey hires Sloane Monroe, a sassy, headstrong private investigator. As Sloane works to solve the case, a second body is found. With the killer aware that Sloane will stop at nothing to find him, he tracks her every move. Will Sloane uncover the truth before he strikes again?