Saturday, May 9, 2015

Perfect Victim by Jan Christensen

From Goodreads: 
A few days after Sylvia Leominster is murdered, private investigator Paula Mitchell interviews Sylvia's fiancé in their small-town Rhode Island jail. Warren Wade's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, he has no alibi, and Sylvia broke up with him the night she was killed. After another young woman friend of Sylvia's is bludgeoned to death, Paula is dismayed when the police keep Warren in jail. They claim the second murder could have been committed by a copy-cat and remind her Warren's fingerprints are still on the weapon that killed Sylvia.

Working with her best friend who often hires Paula to investigate cases and who is Warren’s lawyer, Paula searches for answers. Paula and her computer guru lover narrow down the suspects to the victim's friends. The group is led by a mesmeric young man with political ambitions. Paula doesn’t trust him, especially when she learns that all of Sylvia's friends have lied during her interviews. At the preliminary hearing, some answers begin to emerge. Paula zeros in on the killer and sees firsthand how friendship and loyalty can be used for personal gain. With Warren’s freedom on the line, she has to find a way to capture the real killer. But in doing so, she doesn't realize she’s putting herself and her own best friend in danger.

My Review:
In no way am I trying to bash this book. It really was not my cup of tea. Here goes.

Things I liked:

1) The premise seemed interesting.

2) Paula- I liked this character sort of. I mean she was the only reason I continued.

Things I was not fond of:

1) I found this story to be so boring. The mystery aspect was not there. 

2) So much of the book is Paula questioning people and that really was not for me. 

3) By the end of this book I could care less what happened. I really just wanted to finish it. 

My rating: ♥♥

*I receieved this from NetGalley for review*


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