Private Investigator Roxane Weary returns in Lepionka’s second novel and I enjoyed her character just as much this time around.
In this adventure Roxane is trying to discover Marin Strasser’s secret. Her fiancé thinks she’s having an affair and hires Roxane to prove it. Then Marin is killed and the police begin to focus on Roxane’s client, so she starts to dig deeper into Marin’s life. Let’s just say that Marin is not who she seems to be and the trail leads down a path that no one suspects.
This is the second book in Lepionka’s series featuring P.I. Weary, but you do not have to read the first book to enjoy this one. However, I recommend going back to The Last Place You Look to get to know Roxane on a more personal level.
Roxane reminds me of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. Both are single women that are tough, curious and have the need for solving the mysteries before them. Millhone has a definite sense of humor that I don’t see with Weary, but I find Weary’s cases more interesting, more shocking and intense. If you’ve enjoyed Millhone, I think you’ll appreciate Weary.
The one issue I have is more on me than the author. When the action picked up, I had a bit of difficulty keeping some of the characters straight. I would have found a bit more info and development of some of them helpful. However, I didn’t suspect who the killer was and I appreciate being surprised and shocked at the end.
I don’t know if there are more novels featuring Weary headed our way or not but this reader hopes so. If you’re looking for a strong woman problem solver, this series is for you.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: What You Want to See
Author: Kristen Lepionka
Release Date: May 1, 2018