When does a Marine run from a fight? When she’s on probation and in anger management therapy.
Called out in the middle of the night to meet with her social media influencer clients the Harcourts, Erica Jensen finds a death scene at their home.
Detectives Meredith Sully and Thomas Gordan are suspicious but have no reason to hold her.
It’s Jensen’s nature to not let things go, especially when she realizes her clients were looking for a bodyguard, not the assistant she was told to find.
The lawyer for the Harcourts sets up a meeting, but he doesn’t show. Instead Sully and Gordan walk into the coffee shop to advise Jensen they’ve found him dead in his car, in the parking lot.
Things are moving now, and the danger is real.
Debbi Mack has written the Jensen character with care and irony. Her suffering from PTSD and addiction runs throughout the story, but never detracts. It takes skill to manage this, and Mack has it.
While it’s uncommon for me to write about a NYT best selling author, I was intrigued enough to go there. You’ll will too.
Don’t miss Damaged Goods, the first book in the series. Erica looks for a man’s missing adult daughter and also his business partner who has embezzled from him.
~ June Lorraine Roberts
Murder in Common is #33 on the Feedspot Top 100 Crime Novel Website
7 responses to “Debbi Mack: Fatal Connections”
This sounds un-put-downable.
She really something this gal 🙂
Wow – sounds compelling! Good review.
Thanks Sheila 🙂
Yes, very tricky to manage PTSD and addiction without them overwhelming the character.
You’re right that it’s very hard to manage a character who is dealing with addiction and other issues, June. It’s too easy to slide into the ‘damaged detective’ stereotype. But this does sound like an interesting scenario!
This sounds like a good new book, will have to check it out.