“I want you to find out who is responsible for ruining his life and I want them to pay for it.”
This is the desire of Latricia Jones as she hires Goff Langdon to investigate her son’s arrest for burglary, vandalism, and possibly hate crimes.
Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To complement his income in Brunswick’s scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns and operates a mystery bookstore named after his trusted companion, Coffee Dog.
He was on the fast track to success. And then something happened.
Jamal Jones is an eighteen-year-old rising star attending a post-grad prep school in central Maine to bring his grades up so he can play college basketball at the D1 level. Then he is arrested for crimes that his mother knows he committed, but not why. She’s sure someone has put him up to it, the behavior so unlike him as to be unthinkable, especially since Jamal was on the verge of beginning a better life. Latricia wants Langdon to track down those responsible for her son’s sudden turn from grace, and she wants them to pay.
This is book two in the Goff Langdon Mainely Mystery series. I have read book one which is called Mainley Power and loved it, this one was just as good maybe even better. We follow Goff trying to work out a mystery about a teenager called Jamal, his mother gets in touch with Goff after her son is arrested, he is guilty but has someone set him up and why? We meet previous characters again, can Goff and his friends find out who has set Jamal up or is there more than meets the eye? I like trying to work out the mystery alongside Goff, I never have come to the right conclusion though, I found it fast paced, I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough and there is the right amount of intrigue too. I look forward to reading book three now to see what mystery Goff has to solve next.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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