So About the Money by Cathy Perkins (Holly Price Mystery Series book 1)

When Holly Price trips over a friend’s dead body while hiking, her life takes a nosedive into a world of intrigue and danger. The verdict is murder—and Holly is the prime suspect. Of course, the fact that the infinitely sexy—and very pissed off—cop threatening to arrest her is JC Dimitrak, Holly’s jilted ex-fiancé, doesn’t help matters.

To protect her future, her business…and her heart…the intrepid forensic accountant must use all her considerable investigative skills to follow the money through an intricate web of shadow companies, while staying one step ahead of her ex-fiancé. She better solve the case before the real killer decides CPA stands for Certified Pain in the Ass…and the next dead body found beside the river is Holly’s.

5 stars

Holly has left her home town 6 years ago and has been part of a M&A team in Seattle. She has a thriving career, but is she happy? When her father takes off with his yoga teacher it leaves her mother in the lurch with the family accounting firm, so Holly decides to take a 1-year leave to sort out the business and sell it. When she goes hiking/hunting with her new boyfriend Alex, they find the body of a woman. And it is a woman they both know from work.

Enter JC Dimitrak, detective on the case, and also Holly’s ex-fiance. Six years ago they were madly in love, but then Holly left. You will find out what happened and also that Holly and JC are still very much attracted to each other.

I was totally engrossed by the story. The chemistry between JC and Holly is obvious and while Holly is butting into JC’s investigation accidents start to happen to her. Who is Marcy’s killer and why?? This is a romantic mystery, with some steam.

The book could be read as a stand-alone with a satisfying ending, but I was excited to read there will be another JC/Holly book in the near future called The Rockcrawler Book. So join the fun and start reading!

 

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