In Book 2 of the AKA Investigations Series, Jobeth & Phoebe are enjoying Lakewood, Colorado & Jobeth's newly licensed AKA Investigations. After a fresh start,life seems idyllic & full of promise. The dream is soon shattered by ghosts from the past, appearing to tear the fabric of love and trust.
A crescendoing battle of survival will test their courage, as they discover the darker permutations of DNA.
"refreshing, entertaining, unashamedly lesbian adventure story"
Review by: Kate Genet on June 21, 2012 : star star star star star
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series so when I sat down to read this one I was sure I was in for a treat.
And I was right.
This book features the two main characters from the first book, this time ensconced in a different city and getting on with the job of being happy and working as Private Investigators. This time however, two more, very interesting and appealing characters are added to the mix and the narrative swaps easily between each viewpoint, adding depth and interest.
Then, in true AKA Investigations style, events conspire to spiral out of control, testing the fortitude, depth of feeling and sheer courage of each of the characters. Nail-biting action and heart-stopping tension take the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the pages, piling one catastrophe on top of another and testing the characters to the limit. I wasn't sure they'd all make it out alive in this one, but it sure had me turning the pages to find out. Baeli is at the top of her game here, delivering a book at once touching and full of odd, often humorous bits of wisdom and a storyline of exciting misadventure and action.
There's something about the main character's voice that delights me every time - self-depreciating humour and phrasing that reminds me of all the best pulp PI fiction but is at the same time refreshing and entertaining in this unashamedly lesbian adventure story. You really should read it!
"one shocker after another and amazingly engaging"
Review by: cynikat on June 29, 2012 : star star star star star
This book was even more gripping than the first! I feel like i've known the characters for a long time and hated to come to the end of the book. This is the first time in reading a book, that i purposely took breaks from the reading to digest all that had happened before continuing on. It was just one shocker after another and amazingly engaging. Izzy's character was so well done that it seemed like i knew her better than the other protagonists. Absolutely LOVE her!
Like the first book, you will experience a wide range of emotions while reading this. It's intelligent, hot, and witty and will have you laughing with the characters, angry, sad, and in love right along with them. I am still amazed at this author's ability to break the mold of the predictable lesfic genre. She is in my top two of all times and you are missing a gem by not catching up on her work.
definitely read this book, and read Armchair Detective first. Both are well worth the time and money and better than most of the other books of this genre.