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Depths Of Deceit by Laura Oles
Book 2: A Jamie Rush Mystery Series
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication Date: May 23, 2022
Format: Paperback - 280 pages
Kindle - 2573 KB
ISBN (PB): 978-1948051859
ASIN (Kindle): B09YJ1PNCG
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Book 1: Daughters Of Bad Men
Book 2: Depths Of Deceit
One deadly secret.
No time to lose.
PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty.
Cookie’s childhood friend, Renata, needs to find her younger sister, Leah. As Jamie digs into Leah’s past, it becomes clear that the missing woman’s life was shrouded in secrets, the kind that could jeopardize those involved in the case.
To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly.
A missing woman. Felonies. Finn’s return. Every twist reminds Jamie that she’s still an outsider in this town. Jamie must prove herself all over again, and the stakes have never been higher.
My Book Review:
In Depths Of Deceit, the second book in the Jamie Rush Mystery Series, author Laura Oles transports the reader back to the island coastal town of Port Alene, Texas, for Jamie Rush and Cookie Hinojosa's latest investigative adventure.
Jamie and Cookie's private investigation business has been slow and not very lucrative, they're back to skip tracing, divorce, and surveillance cases. But when Cookie gets a text from Renata Sandoval, a childhood friend, telling him that she's worried about her younger sister, Leah, who's gone quiet. Renata went to the police department, but they said that adults are allowed to disappear, especially if there is no evidence of foul play. Not knowing who else to turn to and unable to pay, Renata asks them to look into her missing sister's case.
As Jamie and Cookie search for the truth behind Leah's disappearance, the further they dig, the more they realize that Leah's secret lifestyle has gotten herself in trouble with some dangerous people, and someone is determined to recover what Kristen took, and stop Jamie and Cookie from getting involved at all costs. Can Jamie and Cookie put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the disappearance of Leah, before they find themselves in danger? And if that isn't enough, Jamie is still dealing with family issues, and Alastair Finn, a rival private investigator has come back to town and is muscling in on their business.
Author Laura Olves weaves a slow-building and suspenseful tale written in the third person narrative that follows Jamie and Cookie's investigative journey in search of the truth behind the disappearance of Leah Sandoval. Their investigation will take a lot of digging and dangerous situations, and uncovering dark secrets to find the truth. And if that's not enough, Jamie has to come to terms with her ongoing family issues, while Jamie and Cookie have to deal with the rival private investigator who keeps showing up and threatening to take away their business.
The reader will be easily drawn into this intriguing story with its richly descriptive plot and idyllic coastal town setting. Depths Of Deceit has intriguing characters, and enough drama, tension, action, flashbacks, secrets, clues from the past, and unexpected twists and turns that kept me thoroughly engaged and guessing what would happen next, it will definitely take the reader on one heck of a thrilling roller coaster ride.
Laura Oles is the Agatha-nominated and award-winning author of the Jamie Rush mystery series, along with short stories and nonfiction. With two decades of experience in the digital photography industry, Laura’s work has appeared in trade and consumer magazines, crime-fiction anthologies, and she served as a business columnist. Laura loves road trips, bookstores and any outdoor activity that doesn’t involve running. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her family.
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