With so many books available and so little time to read we all find ourselves seeking out the best of our favorite genres. I have been a M. A. Comley fan since I picked up Cruel Justice, Book 1 of her 7 book series. I felt a strong empathy with her main character, DI Lorne Simpkins, a woman who holds an extremely important career position and yet still struggles with the everyday life problems of marriage and family. Few people can understand the strain both mentally an emotionally that having to put your job before your family creates. And when that very job that you love places those you love the most in danger--well, it may not seem like a difficult choice, but for the one making it--it's often devastating. Lorne gained not only my empathy, but also my respect.
Virtual Justice is by far, in my opinion, the best yet. Not only have I seen one of my favorite characters grow and develop, along with a great supporting cast of characters, this story is so close to reading a true crime novel that it shows the author's growth and expertise in both writing and story telling. I will literally be surprised if Virtual Justice does not end up on the NYT's or USA Today's bestseller lists. It would make a wonderful movie and one that would surely hit close to home with today's social media connections so prevalent.
Lorne and her husband, Tony, who run a small PI business are contacted by the sister of woman who has been missing for several days. Lorne, with the help of her former DI partner, Katy, start an investigation when the woman is discovered murdered the next day. Another body appears and their investigation leads them to an internet dating site. The case becomes confused when the victims turn from female to male. Two killers? A bi-sexual? With an on-line shopping center of lonely people seeking that perfect companion, the killer has endless opportunities to hone his/her craft and satisfy an ever increasing appetite to kill. Can Lorne and Katy uncover the truth before another innocent dies?
A page-turner that will keep you entertained from the very first page. Grab some snacks, something to drink and turn off the phone. You're not going to want to put this one down until the very last page--and then you'll want more.
The Justice Series
Other Books By M. A. Comley