Release Date: May 5, 2019
Series: Dr. Pippa Durrant #1
Is someone trying to frame psychologist Pippa Durrant for the brutal murder of a woman she’s never even met?
It certainly seems that way when Pippa’s photo is found on the body of murdered lottery winner, Leanne Smith.
Pippa soon finds herself a suspect at the centre of a huge media storm. But she has an invaluable skill set – she is a human polygraph, expertly trained to spot lies and deceit. Skills she will need to help her to solve the mystery of who killed Leanne before it destroys her career - and her life.
But every cloud has a silver lining and this one arrives in the shape of DS Joe Swain. Initially suspicious of Pippa, he comes to trust her and to value her lie detection skills. Soon it’s clear there’s a definite spark between them....
Then, when another body turns up, Pippa realises her reputation isn’t the only thing in danger. Can she identify the killer before she becomes the next victim?
Fatal Fortune is the electrifying first book in the Dr. Pippa Durrant Thriller Series. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, clever sleuths, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Miranda Rijks’ gripping crime novel.
My Review Of
This author is quickly becoming one of my go to authors for a good mystery/suspense book and a bit of romance thrown in . I like the fact that the romance is very subtle, not front and center, the story line is really the main focus of the book.
Dr Pippa Durrant is being framed for the horrific murder of lottery winner Leanne Smith. When Pippa’s photo is found next to Leann’s body, Pippa quickly becomes a suspect or person of interest as we now say, in the brutal murder. Pippa has enough to deal with in her very complicated personal life, there is a great backstory to Pippa and her family and a mystery about her missing daughter woven into the story. This backstory on Pippa and family does not take away from the focus on this murder mystery, it just helps to piece together the parts of this story-line.
Now Pippa must quickly solve this murder with the help of DS Joe Swain , who at first was suspicious of her but now trusts her and is quickly becoming romantically interested in Pippa. With the help of DS Swain Pippa tries to save her once thriving therapy practice and clear her reputation.
This book was a fast paced, edge of my seat book with many surprises along the way. I enjoyed the twists and turns and the ending was surprising and well put together.
I look forward to reading more Dr. Pippa Durrant Thriller Series.