Rachel Sharp proves returning home as an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in this suspense story. Jordan James is a fascinating heroine, I enjoyed her attitude and her seemingly bumbling skills. I absolutely love dysfunctional family interactions and this story had plenty. It was a pleasure to witness Jordan cringing at her mother’s expectations and her conversations with her sister are absolute classics. I will admit that I chose the story because it said standalone, however I think I missed out on some things because I hadn’t read the previous book or books. I enjoyed the mystery which was completely action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. Jordan’s interaction with the mystery man from the bar also kept me on my toes. I kept waiting for a romance to develop as this was categorized as romantic suspense but I was completely disappointed in that. Overall, I did enjoy the story, enough in fact to go searching for the previous adventures of Jordan James. So if you’re already acquainted with this intense young detective, or if you plan on becoming so I highly recommend picking this one up.
The Story: No one said going home was easy, and for PI Jordan James visiting New Orleans for Christmas isn’t the holiday she imagined. After running into an old childhood friend she finds herself mixed up in murder and kidnaping. What has her friend gotten her into, and how is she going to explain this to her mother?
“A Trip to the Big Easy Turns into a Big Nightmare…”
When private investigator Jordan James returns home to New Orleans for Christmas, she never imagined her holiday could end with kidnapping and death. As she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a childhood friend, she unwittingly stumbles upon a dangerous, international syndicate. With lives at risk and time running short, Jordan must find a connection between these seemingly unrelated events if she ever hopes to find her friend.