Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Review: THE TROUBLE WITH MURDER by Catherine Nelson


Zoe Grey is between jobs, between boyfriends, and between crises. Things seem to be looking up. Until all she's looking at is trouble.

Before she knows it, witnessing a brutal stabbing leads to a dead guy in her living room, and a target on her back. Then she lands herself smack in the middle of Detective Ellmann's homicide investigation, becoming the only suspect.

Now Zoe must stay ahead of those who want her dead and chase down her answers while working around Ellmann. As her determination to find justice for an innocent victim drives her on, she can feel the heat from the bullets flying in her direction. No stranger to trouble, Zoe just might find herself in over her head this time.


It's hard to say who is the more likable character - Zoe or (Alex) Ellmann.  Zoe has a history that flashes back when she is in danger or someone else is in danger.  All it takes is watching a video of her response in a murder situation and it's obvious she can take care of herself and Detective Ellmann wants to know why.  With the second homicide connected to her and her history, she has no choice but to figure out what's happening and why.  Complicating all of this is hostility from co-workers at the Realty Office and her mother and brother, both of whom she feels responsible for.  And then there's Ellmann's apparent ability to know just what she's going to do next. 

This was a good read; I enjoyed it and immediately started (and finished) the sequel, THE TROUBLE WITH THEFT.  As Zoe continues to explore her career choices and her relationships, I hope there will be a third one in this series.

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