The first time I read a book by this author was back in 2014--it was "Blackout" (see my review here)which is a gripping story of a girl with total amnesia. I suggest you read it if you haven't already! A Broken Life is a whole lot lighter but no less interesting and readable. I did not read the first in this series and had no problems so it can definitely be read as a stand alone.
Identity theft--it is happening all the time these days and that is what happens to one of the people Paula Mitchell knows from way back when. She bumps into Martha who is now homeless, and at the end of her rope. Paula takes her back to her home and attempts to find out who and what happened--and to get her identity back! The doctor who fired Martha from her last job because the person who had stolen her identity had been arrested is murdered and now there seems to be danger at every turn. Of course Paula has a boyfriend who tries to convince her to stop investigating-----
Will Paula be able to help her friend and keep all of them alive at the same time? Will she uncover who was behind the identity theft? Read the book and find out!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
While in the middle of investigating a domestic case, Rhode Islander PI Paula Mitchell finds an old friend, ragged and homeless. Paula learns that Martha Hendricks is the victim of identity theft. Three years earlier a woman, with ID confirming her as Martha, was busted on a drug charge. After Martha’s boss found out about it, he fired her.
Soon Paula begins to receive threatening phone calls. The doctor Martha worked for is murdered. And Martha disappears--until Paula finds her, beaten and left for dead, in her own backyard.
For two days, Martha is unconscious. As Paula investigates further, she learns more about the doctor’s employees, meets Martha’s old boyfriend, and one of her former roommates. Paula’s suspect list grows. When she’s almost run down in a parking lot, her lover pleads with her to stop her investigation.
Paula refuses. Not only is Martha in danger, but if Paula doesn’t push harder for answers, she knows she’ll be the next person on the killer’s hit list.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Jan Christensen grew up in New Jersey and now resides in Texas. 'Revelations" is her second published novel, more gritty than her first one, "Sara's Search."
She's had over fifty short stories appear in various places over the last dozen years, two of which were nominated for a Derringer Award. She has a series of short stories called the Artie Crimes about an intrepid burglar who always seems to get entangled in some woman's dilemma. Three of her previously published short stories are in the "Warning Signs 1" collection, with more to come.
Jan mainly enjoys writing mysteries, but every once in awhile steps out of that comfort zone and goes for something else. When not writing and reading, she's hanging out on most of the social networking sites and doing email.
Learn more at her website: www.janchristensen.com
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