Shaw and North are best friends, private detectives, and in danger of losing their agency. A single bad case, followed by crippling lawsuits, has put them on the brink of closing shop. Until, that is, a client walks into their Benton Park office.
Matty Fennmore is young, blond, and beautiful, and he’s in danger. When he asks for Shaw and North’s help foiling a blackmail scheme, the detectives are quick to accept.
The conspiracy surrounding Matty runs deeper than Shaw and North expect. As they dig into the identity of Matty’s blackmailer, they are caught in a web that touches politicians, the local LGBT community, and the city’s police.
An attack on Matty drives home the rising stakes of the case, and Shaw and North must race to find the blackmailer before he can silence Matty. But a budding romance lays bare long-buried feelings between Shaw and North, and as their relationship splinters, solving the case may come at the cost of their friendship.
I loved this book. Mostly because it sucked me in and evoked so many emotions out of me. Laughing, crying, grief, confusion, anger, etc. And those are my favorite kind of books.
You read the blurb, so I won’t repeat it ~ but the story is an amazing mix of friendship dynamics, personal struggles, slowly revealing backstory, mystery, suspense, and a lot of shenanigans.
This is not really a cliffhanger, but it’s definitely not an HEA. Starting this book means digging in and committing to the long haul for the series. And I have absolutely no problem with that.
My Favorite Quotes
That’s Shaw. A hundred percent. It’s like a fucking free-love commune had a baby with the American Psychological Association. – Orientation by Gregory Ashe #Mystery #Suspense #MM #BorealisInvestigationsTweet