Sasha is fairly new to the private investigation world. Her former occupation was “rock band singer.” She gets hired to investigate the murder of a groom-to-be. The would-be bride is close to bankruptcy, but she hires Sasha, who’s happy to have her first major client. Just when you think Sasha has hit a wall in the investigation, she comes up with a way around the block, always pushing forward, on the trail of the murderer, getting people to talk to her, even when there’s no reason they should want to talk and every reason why they should not talk.
Sasha is a PI who doesn’t listen to those who tell her “no.” She thinks on her feet and can improvise when needed. Her tenacity leads her into the world of art, insider trading, drugs, high-finance, and high-society. Sasha also has a second, quite interesting job, but if you want to find out what that job is, you’ll have to read the book.
I liked following Sasha Jackson as she worked the case and the people involved. We get to be in her head and see how she’s thinking, which for me was an interesting experience since she’s a lot braver than I am
Blood and Groom
I give Blood and Groom a rating of Hel-O since Jill Edmondson is a new-to-me author and Blood and Groom is a fast-paced, fun read.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: The author sent this book to me, but that did not influence my review of Blood and Groom. What did influence me were all the words in-between the opening line and the closing line of the book: “Some women seemed naked without makeup….Case closed.” Just when you think Sasha has come to a dead-end, she finds a new path, sometimes creating that path to get to the truth or the next step in solving the case. I’m not a private investigator and I’ve never been in a rock band. I can, however, learn from Sasha’s never-give-up attitude and I can identify with her need to finish what she started. And I’m hoping the next in the Sasha Jackson Mystery Series will teach me how to play drums in a rock band.