Girl Three by Tracy March

Girl ThreeOK to know me is to know I love my Mystery/Romance. So I tend to be a bit selective. No worries here cause ((DING DING)) we have a winner! Girl Three was is a well written smooth read that kept me guessing till the very end. As soon as I thought I knew who the killer was I was confused again. With a little romance thrown in it was magic.

Jessica Croft is a bioethicist and has just been asked to join the president’s council. With a judge as her father Jessica has reservations about this appointment.  All this takes second place when Jessica finds out her sister Sam has died. Upon her return to DC Jessica no longer thinks Sam’s death was a heart defect but murder.

From the cover……

Bioethicist Jessica Croft, estranged daughter of a federal judge, has avoided the players, power, and passions of Washington, DC. But when her sister Sam’s suspicious death is classified as natural, Jessie resolves to expose Sam’s murderer. Pursuing elite suspects on both sides of the stem-cell-research debate leads her to security consultant Michael Gillette, who seems to know more about Sam than he’s let on.

Michael has a vested interest in Jessie’s plight. Her sister died on his watch—while he wasn’t watching. His plan to find her murderer becomes complicated when Jessie’s father hires him to protect Jessie, and his interest turns from professional…to romantic.

Together Jessie and Michael must unravel a mystery rife with political agendas and deceit. When confidential papers reveal a fertility scandal surrounding the enigmatic Girl Three, the two realize the danger of exposing the truth. Who is Girl Three? And will the murderer kill again to keep a secret?

DC plays such a wonderful background. Having just personally been there a few weeks ago I could see Jessica on the concrete sidewalks and really get lost in this story. Jessica plays at being detective and gets finds trouble and may become a victim herself. Going through the people in Sam’s life reveals a sister Jessica never knew and a father she knows all too well.

Michael and Jessica chemistry was very nice. My only criticism was I wanted a bit more sexy time. But the lack of written romance did not take away anything from this book.

All in All Girl Three gets 4 out of 5 STARS

ARC given by NetGalley for honest review.

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