Justice for Jessica is the ninth novel by Alretha Thomas, the first in the Detective Rachel Storme series. This book is about Jessica James who was a very attractive woman married to Grant James, a wealthy businessman. Grant had to go to London for business, so Jessica’s best friend, Stacey Sullivan, stays with her the night he leaves. The following morning Stacey discovers Jessica’s body with her throat cut and notifies the police. Detective Rachel Storme, a seasoned detective on the force, was brought back from an extended leave, just when she was about to put in for retirement, to work on this case. There are several suspects for the case with Grant and Stacey’s husband, Mat Sullivan, being at the top of the list.
This book was written in the present tense first person narrative by both Stacey and Rachel which works good for this book. The author switches between the two by alternating chapters for each. She has a good size suspect list and many turns and plots in the investigation with a surprising end.
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World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)