Today I’m welcoming the blog tour for Kristen Lepionka’s What You Want To See. This is the second Roxane Weary novel and I really enjoyed her debut The Last Place You Look. You can find my review of The Last Place You Look over at Crimebookjunkie.
Many thanks to Lauren Nicoll at Faber and Faber for my copy of What You Want To See and for inviting me to join the blog tour!
‘Roxane with one n’ is back, in the thrilling follow-up to the hit-debut The Last Place You Look.
Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on a new client who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him, Roxane is happy to have landed a run-of-the-mill surveillance job. Until, that is, Marin Strasser, the woman she’s been tailing, turns up dead.
The police are convinced her client is the one who pulled the trigger. Certain – and scared – that things aren’t so straightforward, Roxane starts to follow a paper trail that gets more dangerous the farther it goes.
So who really was Marin Strasser? Who could have wanted her dead? And how can Roxane stop her work from once again pushing away the few people she thinks she can trust?
What Did I Think?
Just because you say something, doesn’t mean it’s true
I’m back in Roxane’s world and what a world it is to visit. The life of a private eye is never boring. This time the woman she’s been paid to watch has turned up dead! Who and why?!
I love Roxane, she does not like being told what to do by anyone. This time she’s not only ignoring her father figure Tom but also Sanko, the moody police detective investigating the death of Marin Strasser.
Now Marin, it may be wrong to speak ill of the dead but she’s a dark horse. She’s got secrets and those secrets have cost her! Roxane is like a dog with a bone and keeps digging into Marin’s life. The question is, can she find Marin’s killer before the cops or will she get herself into a sticky mess??!
I really enjoy Ms Lepionka’s writing. There is the perfect mix between Roxane’s personal and professional life; intertwined with the investigation is an insight to her dysfunctional family and her personal relationships. I found both What You Want To See and The Last Place You Look compelling reads, packed with intrigue that kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. Kristen Lepionka has got two brilliant reads under her belt, can’t wait to see what’s next for her and Roxane!
Don’t forget to catch the other stops at these fantastic blogs!!
Who is Kristen Lepionka?
Kristen Lepionka 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.