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- File size : 1678 KB
- Print length : 230 pages
- Publication date : November 4, 2015
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B017MY99XK
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #782,066 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is the third novel in the Paula Mitchell, PI, series and it doesn’t let you down. Paula is on a case that is heartbreaking. Her client has been accused of something that she is positive he didn’t do, but with him not talking to her, she’s finding it difficult to unravel the past to find out the answers that could solve the case. The more she finds out though the more difficult the case becomes, and I have to admit it was fun trying to figure out who done it alongside Paula. A fabulous third instalment of the Paula Mitchell, PI series, my advice is you add it to your reading list. Loved it.
Did Simon Langford abuse his son and kill his wife? Paula Mitchell, a Rhode Island private investigator, is hired to prove he’s an innocent man.
When Simon refuses to answer Paula’s questions, she interviews his friends and acquaintances. Trouble is, they’re almost as secretive as Simon, and she’s sure some are lying. When Simon is arrested for his wife’s murder, Paula knows she needs to work fast, or Simon will go to prison, probably for life. And might never see his little boy again.
After old flame Steve comes back to town, Paula is excited about the rekindling of their romance. Events turn dangerous, though, and Steve’s need to protect Paula might get in the way of her solving the case.
Paula’s frustration escalates until the day she discovers some answers from an unexpected source that provide a surprising breakthrough. But when she acts on the information, she puts her own life in danger.
FTC Advisory: Jan Christensen through NetGalley provided me with a copy of Secret Exposure by Jan Christensen. Published through Tachyon Publication. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
The plot gets better and better, and it's full of twists and turns.
What starts as a normal investigation for Paula Mitchell, gets more and more bizarre. A case of divorce escalates into child abuse, then with murder. Things that happened in the past, pranks, abuse and love affairs find their way into the present and complicate the situation even more.
Paula has the most outrageous and far fetched theories as to what may have happened and who the killer is, and this is what defines her character and makes the book so good.
My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that some situations/phrases are a bit repetitive. Paula's battle bag, and the notebook that comes with it are mentioned so many times!
Also the main character is constantly described as being always in control of his emotions.
If not for this, I would give it 5 stars, as the plot certainly deserves it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
Jan Christensen writes in the perfect style for female P.I. mysteries—think Sara Paretsky,
Marcia Muller and Sue Grafton as comparables.
This is the third Paula Mitchell P.I. novel in the series. In it, successful accountant Simon Langford is accused by his wife of abusing their son Henry and she is consulting a divorce attorney. Simon is furious and hires Paula Mitchell’s partner, Geri, an attorney to represent him.
Things go from bad to worse as Marissa, Langford’s wife, ends up a murder victim, shot to death in her home. Langford is of course the main suspect. Paula investigates for the client’s sake. However, not only is Langford secretive about his past, making her work more difficult, but his former college classmates, parents and brother are the opposite of helpful as well. Paula does learn that Simon was abused by his own father as a child and that he changed his name when he entered college. Paula interviews numerous people in connection with this case and finally ferrets out all the hidden secrets and who is actually guilty of murder.
For a well-written, fast-paced detective mystery you cannot do better. Recommended.
Paula Mitchell is a PI not to be messed with. Sharp, quick, and strong, she begins her new case by putting her client in a choke-hold. Hired to prove Simon Langford innocent of abusing his son, Mitchell soon finds that her client is a man who prefers secrets and stone-walling to the truth. But Mitchell keeps digging, uncovering Simon's college friends and some unpleasant secrets about his childhood. Paula moves easily around the state of Rhode Island, its universities and small cities and towns, in her investigation.
This is a fast moving story with reversals and surprises on almost every page. Just when you think the author can't get herself out of the corner she's in, she comes up with something unexpected and Paula is off on the trail again. The ending is satisfying, but the author adds a final note on what happens to each character--the sentences and life decisions that come after the arrest and conviction.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.