I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman
Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery #2
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on January 15, 2014
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client's name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father.
There are always at least 2 sides to each story…
The Case of the Killer Divorce is the second book in the Jamie Quinn series by Barbara Venkataraman. We return to Hollywood, Florida, where Jamie Quinn a divorce attorney has a better handle on her life now. She is back to work and seems to be involved in another murder.
Jamie’s client is having a terrible divorce. She is struggling for custody of her children and it looks like her husband may have the upper hand. Jamie is doing what she can from the attorney’s stand point but divorce is messing, especially when one of you has moved on. We really get to see how Jamie handles herself professionally. Jamie has this way about her that makes people tell her their secrets.
Duke is back, investigating for Jamie’s client (much to my delight). He is still his playful flirting self. Jamie and he still have the quirky and joking conversations. I really like the friendship that these two have, it’s more than professional and you can see that their past have made them care for each other.
Jamie’s best friend Grace. I like Grace. She is a no nonsense type, she is a successful attorney, but she also likes to have fun. You can see the connection that she and Jamie have. Grace pushes Jamie forward when Jamie wants to crawl under the covers and stay. Grace takes some matters into her own hands with regards to Jamie’s family and luckily it works out.
We also meet Jamie’s high school boyfriend, Kip. It looks like Jamie’s love interest has been set. I knew it wouldn’t be Duke. Kip seems like a really great guy, hopefully we will see more of him.
Ms. Venkatarman has another great book, I think she is doing a great job mixing it all together. One of the things that I found I really like is that Jamie doesn’t put herself in danger. She uses Duke’s expertise and things work themselves out. I look forward to reading her next book in the series, Peril in the Park.
My rating is 5 stars, I recommend the Jamie Quinn series, and it is a great cozy mystery series.
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