This was such a fun and quick mystery to read, only took a couple hours or so. I’m really glad I had the chance to read and review it.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was such a satisfying and fun to read mystery that’s a little shorter than what I am used to but I liked it for that. It was a really great story about Jamie, a divorce lawyer, who is called on to represent her autistic cousin Adam who is accused of killing his music teacher. Poor Adam thinks he actually did it so his therapist tries hypotism and that seems to work for making him feel like it wasn’t his fault.
In the meantime, Jamie gets Duke, a not-so-on-the-up-and-up P.I. to do some investigating for her surrounding the music teacher, Spike’s, death. Spike also happens to be a rock star with several people who may have wanted to kill him.
I loved how the ending and catching the perp was set up like a sting instead of having the sleuth in a lot of danger of being killed herself. I think it was a really awesome storyline of how someone with Asperger autism experiences the world. I don’t personally know anyone like that but just from the writing, I can see that the author either does know someone or has done extensive research on the subject. It was just kind of cool that something that isn’t usually talked about became part of a mystery.
And good old Duke! I just loved that character, what a hoot! He definitely added a lot of great comedy relief to a serious case. I really like this author’s writing style and will be reading and reviewing the other two in the boxed set of 1-3.
I received this book as a gift and am giving an honest review of it because I really enjoyed it.