About the author:
Kristen Lepionka grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Grift, and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.
About the book:
Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on a new client who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him, Roxane is happy to have landed a run-of-the-mill surveillance job. Until, that is, Marin Strasser, the woman she’s been tailing, turns up dead.
The police are convinced her client is the one who pulled the trigger. Certain – and scared – that things aren’t so straightforward, Roxane starts to follow a paper trail that gets more dangerous the farther it goes.
So who really was Marin Strasser? Who could have wanted her dead? And how can Roxane stop her work from once again pushing away the few people she thinks she can trust?
Having read and enjoyed The Last Place You Look I was delighted to be able to read and review book two in the Roxane Weary series, What You Want To See.
Roxane is such a great female lead. She is a private investigator, but bless her, she has a tough time of it. She has her own issues, but these lend themselves well to her character development. In this book, she definitely has her work cut out for her!
Tasked with investigating Marin Strasser, she’s not expecting to hear Marin has been gunned down in a suspected mugging. The investigation takes a turn for the worse when Marin’s fiancée becomes a suspect. What follows is a journey into the past, on a road paved with secrets and lies.
As usual, there is excellent characterisation. Roxane is flawed but so damn likeable that its hard not to root for her the whole way along. Throw in some property fraud and some shady alliances and you have a really interesting crime thriller.
What You Want To see is a great book, and aptly titled. I loved being back in Roxane’s world, and I’m already looking forward to the next one. If you haven’t read it yet, it is definitely one to add to your list!
Recommeded for sure!