Jennifer L. Jennings immerses her readers in to the life of a newbie sleuth with this second story in her mystery series. Sarah Woods is an interesting character but I honestly had a hard time feeling a connection with her. As I stated for the first book, a big part of the reason I picked up the story was because the leading lady wasn’t a woman just starting out in life, what I got was a woman who seemed to me to act in a more juvenile way than I was expecting. As far as her relationships were concerned I had problems with how Sarah handled her situations. I was not expecting the strong romantic thread and I had to pick up the second book to see if a resolution had been made. Over all this was more of a cozy mystery rather than a hardboiled who-dun-it and it is appealing in its straightforwardness. I enjoyed the actual mystery with its unexpected twists and secrets and the author has a wonderfully amusing candid style.
Massage therapist and part-time private eye Sarah Woods becomes embroiled in a murder case after she becomes acquainted with the victim while trying to prove his philandering habits. It looks like a simple accident but his widow believes it wasn’t and soon Sarah is hanging at a strip club and pretending to be a journalist. Can she ferret out the culprit before she has an accident of her own?
Featured in Amazon's Top 100 Hardboiled Mysteries Sarah Woods has a secret. His name is Carter, a private detective from Boston who hires Sarah to help him carry out a peculiar assignment that requires a woman's touch. Her task? Expose the philandering restauranteur, Marty Quinn. However, the case takes a drastic turn when Marty ends up dead. Was it an accident, or murder? To find the truth, Sarah agrees to go undercover at a strip joint where the clues to Marty's death may be revealed.But the case takes a dangerous turn of events and leaves Sarah wondering if she's in over her head. Will she put her own life at risk to discover the truth?