Justice for Jessica
(Detective Rachel Storme Series, Book 1)
by Alretha Thomas
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Pub Date 05 Apr 2016 | Archive Date 29 Jun 2018
The story hooks you in early on; Stacey Sullivan wakes up in her best friend, Jessica James’ bed invigorated and happy. Her happiness is short lived when she finds Jessica dead in the guest room: her supposed bedroom. If that does not pique your interest, hopefully Detective Rachel Storme will. I enjoyed the ride, and I suspected the wrong person, bloody red herrings. Justice for Jessica seems like a good start to this Rachel Storme series. It’s definitely on my recommend list. (Penny for My Thoughts Blog)
I absolutely loved this book! I find Alretha Thomas to be an exceptionally gifted writer, and her books always keep me intrigued until the very last page. This book is about Jessica James, a young married woman who was murdered in her own home while her best friend Stacey Sullivan slept in the next room, as she was keeping Jessica company while her husband was away on a business trip. Rachel Storme is one of the detectives unofficially assigned to the case, coming out of leave to help in the investigation being one of the best detectives in her field. You are taken through a whirlwind of possible suspects and grow increasingly fascinated as you get deeper into the story and realize Jessica may have had her own secrets that she was keeping. This story reminded me of another book I loved which was "The Girl on the Train" while keeping to a totally separate storyline altogether and that is how great Justice for Jessica is. I can't wait until Alretha Thomas writes another winner, in the meantime, I will keep busy reading her previous books as I only just discovered this wonderful author a little while ago. (Dee on Amazon.com)
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Justice for Jessica is the classic case of whodunit. Jessica James is dead and Detective Rachel Storme is sure as hell going to find out who murdered her. The list of suspects is quite extensive. Was it Jessica’s husband? Her own sister? Several people listed “murders for hire” have also made the list. I couldn't wait to get to the end of this book and find out! This is definitely one for our shelves.
Alretha Thomas is one of my favorite authors. She I s a exceptionally gifted writer and I devour her books from beginning to end. Justice For Jessica is a wonderful thrill ride that entranced this reader from page one! The plot centers around the murder of a socialite while her best friend sleeps in the guest room. Although envious of her friend our protagonist is determining with bravado to find her killer. She soon joins forces with a local policewoman who is twice her age. The two stack up the clues and the excitement builds. The precise characterization of each sleuth is brilliantly done. The mystery is so well plotted you will not determine the outcome. I enjoyed the working relationship between the two characters and the witty dialogs. The supporting characters are blended perfectly to add to the sleuth. I loved this book and I highly recommend Justice For Jessica for every mystery fan. . The conclusion is thrilling as her previous books. Well Done to the author.
A great read told from two viewpoints when a young socialite is murdered in her bedroom. The first story is told in the mousey best friends narrative who was at the house with the victim when she was murdered and is finding out her husband's been lying to her about alot of things but is he a killer? The second is told in the female detective put in charge of the case who feels empathy for the best friend because she reminds her of a younger version of herself. There were a list of suspects and I was surprised by who the killer was revealed to be.