The scent of lies
Paradise Valley #1
by Debra Burroughs
Emily Parker is a Real estate agent turned Private Investigator. When her husband Evan was killed/murdered the jury is still out on that one, she makes some discoveries about her dead husband that leads her to continue on with a case he was working on before he died for a woman named Delia McCall, which involved looking into her husband Ricardo
When Delia gets accused of murdering her husband she implores that Emily continue her search into her husband Ricardo – find out who he was having an affair with and if he was embezzling money from her company.
Delia certainly has the motive to kill her husband but did she really do it? In the eyes of the new Detective in town Colin Andrews, it certainly seems like a pretty cut and dried case, but Emily is determined to prove him wrong and her client not guilty.
There were some glaring obvious miss management of the police in this story as it did seem to take a while to question certain people, which I would have expected to be more near the beginning of the investigation not near the end! Also at one point I thought I had sussed who it was and came to old adage the butler did it but……was I wrong?….