His best friend’s been murdered, an old flame needs his help, and her little sister has definitely grown up! Eric Slater has a lot to sort out. Mystery, murder, and romance on the Florida coast. A wry tale of intrigue, deception, and two people that can’t help falling in love.
Point Road, home of the obscenely wealthy and the beautiful Jeffries sisters. Eric Slater returns from the Navy to find that his childhood friend may have been murdered. Angela Jeffries begs him to investigate, and Maggie, the little sister he barely remembers, wants to help. It turns out, the stunning redhead is one hell of an investigator.
As their feelings turn romantic, Maggie and Slater follow a trail of deception and murder, hoping to prove their dead friend innocent of what they fear most. No one is safe, and the men involved will stop at nothing to cover their tracks, tracks that will lead the pair into the dark world of child trafficking, and expose the worst secrets of Point Road.
Point of view:
1st person. Entirely from Eric’s POV.
This was my first experience with author T.J. Jones. While it took me a bit to click with the writing and Eric as a character – overall this was an enjoyable listen. This story is unique in that while there is a romantic element, it’s at the very beginning stages and never culminates in more than a few kisses. Perfect for folks who prefer the focus be heavier on the mystery/suspense aspects than on relationship. That said, the relationship and banter between Eric & Maggie is truly delightful. Jones writes an intelligent, competent, and independent Maggie who charms the older and sometimes myopic Eric.
I also enjoyed Eric’s growth as a character throughout the book and appreciated that while Eric is former military, he’s not presented as this perfect infallible super-soldier. He needs and accepts (albeit sometimes begrudgingly) Maggie’s help and acknowledges his shortcomings. Eric mentions his love of the series, Magnum P.I. and the book/perspective definitely has that feel to it – though incorporating more grit.
Sensitive readers/listeners need to be aware that mention of human trafficking in the blurb is something to take notice of. The harsh realities of this issue run throughout the book and the topic is discussed fairly graphically. Jones is respectful of the ramifications on the victims and this gives depth and realism to the story.
While an enjoyable and full book, I would consider this a cliffhanger – not only is Davey’s exact cause of death still unknown at the end, there are a lot of further mysteries and questions uncovered during the investigation. I am looking forward to book 2, My Sister’s Fear.
This was my first time listening to narrator Tom Jordon. He gave characters unique voices and personalities. There were a LOT of emotions by numerous characters and he pulled them off well. I especially appreciated performance of the verbal sparring between Eric & Maggie.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
About the author:
T.J. Jones is a Minnesota based author with multiple published novels in the Mystery, Thriller, and Romance genres. He writes character driven, entertaining stories with humor and heart. He is also a fan of happy endings.
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My Favorite Quotes
I wondered silently what it would take to really scare Maggie, certainly not something as mundane as a plane crash. – My Sister’s Detective by @tjjoneswtr #Audiobook narrated @TomVoiceover via @AudiobooksU #PrivateInvestigator #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
I couldn’t help wondering, what would Magnum do? – My Sister’s Detective by @tjjoneswtr #Audiobook narrated @TomVoiceover via @AudiobooksU #PrivateInvestigator #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet
Maybe Maggie and I weren’t the only ones investigating Davey Templeton’s death. – My Sister’s Detective by @tjjoneswtr #Audiobook narrated @TomVoiceover via @AudiobooksU #PrivateInvestigator #RomanticSuspense #MysteryTweet