What You Want to See

What You Want to See

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"Marin Strasser has a secret. Her fiancé thinks her secret is that she's 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 Marin's death, so she starts to dig deeper into Marin's life--discovering that the elegant woman she's 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 Roxane's client facing a murder indictment, the scammers hit close to home to force Roxane to drop the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250120533
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LEP
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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ValinOR14
Jan 21, 2019

I liked this book even more than I liked the first one. No sophomore slump here! Lepionka has an uncanny knack for portraying relationships and for showing us what makes her characters tick. I was happy to see Shel carried over into this book, as I had grown to care about her in the first one. Roxane seemed to be a little more likable this time around - more grounded and making better decisions in her personal life. I love her sense of humor and sass! She’s flawed and troubled, but she works hard and does all that she can to get the job done. Can't wait to read book #3!

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jachayden
Jul 29, 2018

I was so excited to read this book after loving the first Roxane Weary book. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I've never read such a relatable character. However, I felt that this book introduced a few too many characters and by the end, I had a really hard time remembering who was who and whose motives were what. Completed 7/28/18.

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gogo12127
Jun 09, 2018

Marin Strasser has a secret. Her fiancé thinks her secret is that she's having an affair, and he hires troubled but tenacious PI Roxane Weary to prove it. Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. The fiancè always is the prime suspect, and soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane's client for Marin's death.

That just doesn't add up for Roxane. As she starts to dig deeper into Marin's life, it is obvious that the elegant woman she's 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 Roxane's client facing a murder indictment, the scammers his close to home to force Roxane to drop the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets are deep.

(Description slightly edited from the inner flap of the hardcover edition.)

Classic, page-turning crime novel, with an edgy, complex protagonist.

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