Title: Kristen Lepionka
Author: Once You Go This Far (Roxane Weary #4)
I would recommend you do not start with book 4.
Roxane is perfectly flaws characters that readers will be able to fall in love with her. Readers will be there as she struggles though life, understanding and the fear she fells.
The story will take readers into a world that takes you hand as you work with Roxane as she struggles to under what happened to a woman she barely met.
The story has a wonderful flow and characters who come to life and bring readers into their world wanting more as the story comes to an end.
This reader will go back and read the first of the Roxeane Weary Series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Kristen Lepionka Once You Go This Far
Junior-high school nurse Rebecca Newsome was an experienced hiker, until she plummeted to her death to the bottom of a ravine in a Columbus metro park. Her daughter, Maggie, doesn't believe it was an accident, and Rebecca's ex-husband is her prime suspect. But he's a well-connected ex-cop and Maggie is certain that's the reason no one will listen to her. Roxane quickly uncovers that the dead woman's ex is definitely a jerk, but is he a murderer?
As she pieces together the days before Rebecca died, Roxane finds a series of trips to Detroit and across the border into Windsor, Canada, major withdrawals from her checking account, and more contacts with a casino manager than a middle-aged school nurse from Toledo should reasonably have.
When the investigation leads to Leila Hassan, the cunning con artist who got away in What You Want to See, Roxane is determined not to make the same mistake twice by falling for Leila's lies--except she might actually be telling the truth this time. Roxane needs to figure out the connection between Leila, a secretive church group, a women's health organization, and Rebecca's fall in the woods...before a dangerous secret gets someone else killed.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Minotaur Books
About The Author:
Kristen Lepionka is the author of the Roxane Weary mystery series. Her debut, The Last Place You Look, won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. novel and was also nominated for Anthony and Macavity Awards. She grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Grift, and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats. She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.