The thrilling follow up to The Last Place You Look, starring troubled and determined private investigator, Roxane WearyMarin Strasser has a secret. Her fiance thinks her secret is that shes having an affair, and he hires P.I. Roxane Weary to prove it.Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. But soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane's client for Marins death, so she starts to dig deeper into Marins lifediscovering that the elegant woman shes been following has a past and a half, including two previous marriages, an adult son fresh out of prison, and a criminal record of her own. The trail leads to a crew of con artists, an ugly real estate scam that defrauds unsuspecting elderly homeowners out of their property, and the suspicious accident of a wealthy older woman who lives just down the street from where Marin was killed.With Roxanes client facing a murder indictment, the scammers threaten Roxane's mother by ensnaring her house in their web of fraud unless Roxane drops the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep....
|Title||:||What You Want To See (Roxane Weary #2)|
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What You Want To See (Roxane Weary #2) Reviews
4.75 stars.The second book in this series delves into the psyche of Roxane Weary, a detective of the smart-ass variety who lives for hot tea with a splash of whiskey, and barely manages to keep herself afloat financially and emotionally on a day-to-day basis. Basically, she's imperfect, and it's why I love her as a character. And being bisexual doesn't hurt. 🌈😊🌈
Oh, yeah, and the mystery is just as engaging as the first book. 😊
awww, why, thank YOU!
if you haven't read lepionka's debut, The Last Place You Look, which is the first book in this series, you should go do that now. the rest of us are gonna hang out here and reminisce about it and then i'm gonna talk about the new one.
sigh, remember The Last Place You Look? that was awesome, right?
okay, that’s enough reminiscing. onto What You Want To See.
first, what you want to know - is this book as good as her debut? yes. in fact, it is even better.
the “sophomore slump” ...more
This second entry in the series featuring Roxane Weary—Columbus, Ohio’s bisexual, hard-drinking private eye—is just as good as the first book, The Last Place You Look. It begins with a routine tailing job—a suspicious fiancee wants Roxane to follow his mysterious lady friend—but this “simple” job soon devolves into a snake’s nest of malice and motives involving secret identities, real estate fraud, lonewolf psychopaths, professional criminal enterprises, and (of course) a dead body or two.
As I s ...more
Last year I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Roxane Weary, P.I. extraordinaire to the public and problem child to her family. It's been a hot minute since I was introduced to such a fabulously flawed main character, so Roxy and I bonded immediately and have been mates ever since The Last Place You Look. I'd be lying if I said What You Want To See wasn't one of my most anticipated sequels of 2018, and I'll be darned if Lepionka didn't deliver another solid entry to the series. These b ...more
Reading a mystery that's just the right kind of mystery is such a treat. One that carefully paces the clues and lets you guess where it's headed right before it makes a sharp twist that you never saw coming. One that has enough character development that you care enough become deeply invested in the suspenseful parts. What You Want to See has all this, plus a badass female PI in Roxane Weary.
The book is set in Columbus, which makes it especially fun when Roxane goes to places I've been or at le ...more
Roxane Weary is hired by Arthur Ungless, owner of a print shop, to track his fiance, Marin, whom he believes is cheating on him. But her case devolves quickly, between a bounced check and Tom (Roxane's dad's former partner) and a rude cop named Sanko showing up on Roxane's doorstep with the news that Marin is dead. Not only that, they make it pretty clear that they want Roxane to stay out of it. But this is "pathologically nosy" Roxane we are talking about. Stay out of it she cannot. So Roxane c ...more
Roxane Weary's next case should be an easy one: follow her client's fiance to see if she is having an affair. Things get more complicated when the fiance is found shot to death on the street after having an argument with Roxane's employer. Worst yet, her employer's gun is missing and it might be the murder weapon.
Roxane has to clear her client. As she begins to dig into Marin Strasser's background more questions than answers are found. She says she's an interior decorator but her business card ...more
Big fun that I lived on the same block of the murder! Brought back fond memories of warm, summer weather in 'the hood.' This series' main cast of characters, and one relationship in particular, is what keeps me reading, as well as her ability to weave a more intricate, compelling plot. She's a master at natural dialogue, teetering on too natural for reading as it can be confusing in the absence of intonation, etc. This particular story entwined a large web of characters that left me wishing I'd ...more