Published by Putnam Adult on June 18th 2013
The Ludlows are a hard-charging family, and patriarch Carl Ludlow treats his offspring like employees—which they are. But his daughter, Fina, is a bit of a black sheep. A law school dropout, her father keeps her in the fold as the firm’s private investigator, working alongside her brothers.
Juggling her family of high-powered (and highly dysfunctional) attorneys, the cops and Boston’s criminal element is usually something Fina does without breaking a sweat. But when her sister-in-law disappears, she’s caught up in a case unlike any she’s encountered before.
Carl wants things resolved without police interference, but the deeper Fina digs, the more impossible that seems. The Ludlows close ranks, and her brother Rand and his unruly teenage daughter Haley grow mysteriously distant from the family. As Fina unearths more dirt, the demands of family loyalty intensify. But Fina is after the truth—no matter the cost.
I chose this series to start reading because……. I love: A good mystery series, books set in my hometown and I love a kick ass , smart mouth female lead character! The Ludlows are a highly successful dysfunctional family of lawyers , all except for Fina who is the family firm investigator. Fina has to solve the murder of her brother Rand’s wife and in the process discovers a family mess, I will not say what family mess , no spoilers here! There were a lot of false leads that kept me in suspense and Fina has a few interesting friends that add to the cast of characters in this series. I am happy to say I enjoyed the story line, mystery and the ending, although the ending was not exactly what I would have expected, part of it anyway….
I am currently finishing up the second book in this series Identity (Fina Ludlow #2).