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What You Want to See

What You Want to See

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571336159
Published
03/05/2018
9780571336159
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

Winner of the Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover novel 2019

Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on a new client who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him, Roxane is happy to have landed a run-of-the-mill surveillance job. Until, that is, Marin Strasser, the woman she’s been tailing, turns up dead.

The police are convinced her client is the one who pulled the trigger. Certain – and scared – that things aren’t so straightforward, Roxane starts to follow a paper trail that gets more dangerous the farther it goes.

So who really was Marin Strasser? Who could have wanted her dead? And how can Roxane stop her work from once again pushing away the few people she thinks she can trust?

Winner of the Shamus Award for Best PI Hardcover novel 2019Shaken by the outcome of her last big case, PI Roxane Weary is keeping a low profile. When she takes on a new client who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him, Roxane is happy to have landed a run-of-the-mill surveillance job. Until, that is, Marin Strasser, the woman she’s been tailing, turns up dead.The police are convinced her client is the one who pulled the trigger. Certain – and scared – that things aren’t so straightforward, Roxane starts to follow a paper trail that gets more dangerous the farther it goes. So who really was Marin Strasser? Who could have wanted her dead? And how can Roxane stop her work from once again pushing away the few people she thinks she can trust?
  • Kristen Lepionka

    Kristen Lepionka is the author of The Last Place You Look (2017), winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel, and What You Want to See (2018). She grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Grift, and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.

“‘Lepionka has created an excellent PI in Roxane Weary, who plies her trade in Ohio. In What You Want to See, Weary is hired by a 60-year-old man to follow his much younger fiancée, who he suspects is cheating on him. A few days later she’s shot dead. It turns out she wasn’t what she seemed. He becomes the suspect, but Weary doesn’t believe he’s guilty. More people die. It’s a good plot, told very well, and the sympathetic Weary shines.’”
- Times
“What You Want to See reminds me of everything that made me fall in love with PI fiction. A great character, a vivid setting, a twisty, timely story that happens to be beautifully written. Kristen Lepionka and Roxane Weary are the best things to happen to the genre in years.”
- Laura Lippman

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