It's ironic that exactly a year ago today I reviewed Duplicity by Jane Haseldine, the second book in her Julia Gooden mystery series. Getting to read the third book in this series has been like reconnecting with an old friend.
After finishing Duplicity last year, I had good intentions of picking up the first book in the series. Of course my TBR piles just continue to grow bigger, so that has yet to happen. However, I was happy to sign up to be a part of the blog tour for the next book in this series.
Worth Killing For picks up right where Duplicity left off. I enjoyed meeting up with familiar characters and seeing what they were up to. Julia is a reporter at a newspaper in Detroit. When we last saw her, her husband had just died and she was busy helping her two sons through their grief.
Now she's back at work and may have even found happiness in love as she continues to date Navarro, a detective.
However, things quickly become interesting when Julia thinks she has seen her father - a man who left the family decades ago. This also brings up memories of Julia's childhood and her brother Ben, who disappeared shortly after her father left.
And of course, when a young man shows up murdered with an arrow through his chest, Julia becomes intrigued by the case. As she investigates she discovers horrible deaths that stretch back for decades.
Readers get a clue early on that Ben's disappearance is somehow tied in with these murders, and the suspense continues to build as Julia investigates.
I liked this installment in the series. I feel more than ever that I need to go back and read the first book simply because that gives more backstory about Ben's disappearance, which is what this book is focused on as well. I also enjoy the Detroit setting, something I don't see often enough in book.s I'd love to see more books in this series and keep connecting with Julia and her family and friends.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review. All opinion expressed are, as always, my own.