Blurb from Goodreads.com please scroll down for my review.
Fraud investigator, Katerina Carter just doesn’t know when to quit, which lands her in some pretty messy and precarious situations. Now that’s she’s out of work and running out of money, Kat needs to get more clients, or she’ll be forced to go crawling back to a cubicle at her previous firm. And to Kat that’s a fate worse than debt.
So when Liberty Diamond Mines CEO Susan Sullivan hires Kat to find Liberty’s missing CFO and a large sum of embezzled money, she’s a little too eager to accept the job. Abject poverty is a great motivator for taking hard cases, but her excitement soon turns to terror when two employees of the company are brutally murdered. Kat realizes that this investigation might be more dangerous than she expected.
As if things weren’t complicated enough, she uncovers a sinister connection between blood diamonds and organized crime. All she has to do now is get proof–and keep from getting killed before she exposes the real criminals. With the help of her friends and an eccentric uncle, Kat had better tread carefully or her first case might also end up being her last. . .
Wow, this is finally something different, most books follow a very similar story line, but in this case the author writes about a forensic accountant, I mean, what is that? it sounds so cool. So, into the audio book I go. It is not one of the longest in the world at 8 hrs and 51 mins. This is a good moment to say that I was offered and audible code for this book in exchange for a review. Thanks Colleen.
There is a lot going on in the book, the action is fast paced, but not too much that you can get lost, the details and descriptions of the world of forensic accountant are wonderful, full of information for those who have no idea, like me. I have to say the research the author did is very good.
As there is a lot of money at stake here in this book and this also means murders, mystery and also money trafficking, with lots more suspense thrown in.
The main character is brought to life with the great character development that the author has written and as this book is the first in a series I imagine that you learn a little more about Kat in the other books also.
The narration is very good, Petrea Burchard does a very wonderful job with all the different characters. I can recommend this book or audio book for those who enjoy fast paced action thrillers.
About the Author
Colleen Cross writes exciting, intelligent thrillers and engrossing mysteries that grip you from the very first page. She took her very own “Exit Strategy” from the corporate world into the book world several years ago to indulge her bookworm wannabe writer self.
She lives with her family on the West Coast. When she’s not writing, she loves to run and explore with her rescue dog, Jaeger, who reminds her daily that life’s too short to not follow your dreams–or a squirrel or two.
Her books have been translated into multiple languages with more to come.
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