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An award-winning author, Cathy Perkins works in the financial industry, where she's observed the hide-in-plain-sight skills employed by her villains. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries but enjoys exploring the relationship aspect of her characters' lives. A member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America (Kiss of Death chapter) and International Thriller Writers, she is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill and coordinated the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.
When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carolina (the setting for CYPHER, HONOR CODE and THE PROFESSOR), she now lives in Washington (setting for the Holly Price mysteries) with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd.
on Dec. 03, 2015 :
Well, So About the Money, by Cathy Perkins is simply a wonderful read. Once I started it, I simply couldn't stop until I knew what the finish was. It's a good, long, solid, novel, which is a pleasure after some of the shorter books I've read lately.
So About the Money isn't anything new, but it is a damn, good, murder, mystery, romance, exceptionally well told. I think Perkins has done a wonderful job in fleshing out her characters and making them believable as well as well as easy to identify with.
The basic plot is home-town girl reluctantly returns to help her Mother out in their accounting firm after Dad runs away with the yoga instructor. When Holly left for the big city six years ago she left behind a broken heart and a wrecked relationship. A strong, independent woman Holly is not one to let men push her around.
She accidentally stumbles across the body of a murdered friend, whilst hiking and the drama begins. Holly and her hiking companion are the immediate suspects, so Holly sets out to find out just who did murder her friend. This brings her slap back into the attention of her old flame, now a detective, JC.
The sexual tension between Holly and JC was definitely one of the highlights of this book. Perkins handles the minor erotica exceptionally well in this story. It was easy to see where this whole scenario was headed, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the read.
I would highly recommend So About the Money to anyone who likes their romance spiced up with a bit of "whodunit", or conversely "whodunit" fans who enjoy a bit of spice in their story.
A fantastic read. I really enjoyed this. Well done Cathy Perkins.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)