This was the first book of this author that I’ve read. I was in the mood for a light detective novel, and this fit the bill. Cate Kincaid is a young woman who hasn’t quite found her place in life. While she’s trying, she takes a part-time P.I. job with her uncle. In what should be a simple matter of confirming whether someone lives at a home, she instead stumbles on a dead body. The police may believe it was an accident, but she doesn’t. Where most people would walk away, Cate keeps finding people who need her help and questions she has to answer.
Cate’s way of looking at things is simplistic and she doesn’t seem to have any of the skills a PI needs. Yet in her search for answers she learns how to begin to follow her instincts. She also learns how to walk away from the shadows of her past that keep her isolated. She also forms alliances with an interesting assortment of characters. In the process she just might find herself.
This book was an enjoyable read. It made for an entertaining whodunit. And I have to admit that I didn’t anticipate the full solution to the mystery until it was revealed. That made the story that much more enjoyable to me. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a whodunit that stands alone but gives you the hope of meeting the characters again.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.