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Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

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In Tracy Clark's electrifying new mystery featuring Cassandra Raines, the former Chicago cop turned private investigator looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend—and makes some powerful enemies . . . Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses . . . being a P.I. means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger—like at Cass's go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her expertise. Jung's friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there's a murderer on the loose . . . Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Jung neglected to mention one crucial fact: Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers' death appears to be either an accident or suicide. Yet as much as Cass would like to dismiss Jung's suspicions, there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences. Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass's persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave.
Publisher: New York : Kensington, 2019
ISBN: 9781496714923
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dec 20, 2020

I enjoyed a lot about this one, but it still felt as if the author was looking for her legs. The author, Tracy Clark, is pretty good and fleshing out the main characters, and she writes with great pacing. She feeds you just enough to keep you engaged, wanting to see how everything plays out.

One issue I had is how the story went from believable to network television in the snap of a finger. By the time it happens, you're far engaged in the story, but it's eye rolling and ends a little far fetched. It didn't kill the story but it took the believability factor down a few notches.

Another thing that stood out to me is the sub plot/plots. A few are introduced, but nothing is really done with them. I was expecting a hanging sub plot from the first novel to be reintroduced, but I think it only hit one mention. There were a couple going on. One added to the story and helped with fleshing out two characters the other didn't feel as if it really fitted to the overall story. Again, nothing to kill the story but something that I couldn't help but notice.

She's a talented author and superb storyteller. Something tells me the third Cass Raines will end up being a favorite.


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