Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (March 14, 2018)
ASIN: B07B3HT15Y Rating: 4*
Gillian’s boyfriend believed she was too gutless and dependent upon him to leave. WRONG! Gillian graduated Harvard early and left his hot temper and everyone else behind for Dallas quite determined to make it on my own. She found a job in an accounting firm as she worked towards her CPA and then landed a second job bartending at the neighborhood pub. Tips were good but it’s smack in the middle of drug central where almost every jerk in the neighborhood hits on her.
Soon after starting her bartending gig, the neighborhood’s very popular drug dealer fell to his death a few feet from the table Gillian was serving. The cops say suicide, but the hot guitar player in the band and she suspect foul play. They started their mini investigation and as they discover more and more they’re drawn closer to each other. Before long they discovered, they knew who the murderer is!
*** Well talk about some colorful characters! BECKER’S CIRCLE had them all and then some! From the ‘witchy’ boss from hell at Gillian’s ‘day’ job at the accounting firm, to the girls who frequented the bar scene identified by their drink of choice names.
One has to commend Gillian by taking control of her life and setting off for a new life away from a toxic boyfriend who wanted complete control over her. Yes, she made a couple of mistakes before she hooked up with her guitar wheeling buddy but overall I think she did well; juggling full time and part time jobs while studying for her CPA exam. The clues she came across to discover who the murderer was were actually pretty minute, but in the end she persevered, and came out the heroine of Becker Circle.
Frankly this was a pretty sweet and suspenseful story with lots of twists and turns. At the end I loved the career choice!