(Previously reviewed on Goodreads)
My rating: 4 Stars
In Black Diamond Death, Sloane Monroe #1, by Cheryl Bradshaw, Charlotte Halliwell dies on a ski slope. She was an exceptional skier, however, and her sister Audrey doesn't believe it was an accident. While it is obviously true that skiing accidents do happen, Audrey feels as if her sister was just too skilled. She hires Sloane Monroe, P.I., to investigate.
From the very beginning, Sloane agrees with Audrey. Now she begins the daunting task of exposing the killer. All the while, Sloane knocks heads with Detective Drake Cooper. He truly believes that it was an accident, and he doesn’t want Sloane nosing around. It helps that Sloane is dating Detective Nick Calhoun, as he helps to smooth things over with Detective Cooper.
So Sloane barges forward, and searches out possible suspects. The most likely suspect is Charlotte’s ex-boyfriend. He has a bad reputation with women, and Sloane is determined to pin the murder on him. But she is a consummate professional, and investigates other possible suspects, as well as all angles.
This story kept me guessing until the very end. Nothing was quite as it seemed, leading to a surprising conclusion. I am looking forward to reading all of the books in the series. As a matter of fact, I purchased the remaining books and I’m about to dive into Book 2.