Tracking a Shadow: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel
Even with three suspects, an ex-husband who lives to play softball, a sexist pig ex-employee and a mystery man who he encounters with painful results, Jarvis believes it’s all in Emily’s head until a killing in her home convinces him otherwise.
Further complicating matters a powerful business man and crime boss becomes involved muddying up the case, leaving Jarvis the prime suspect in the brutal beating of one of the possible stalkers, threatening to put his PI career on ice.
Navigating through each twist and turn in the case, and the affections of two desirable women both with an agenda, Jarvis uses dogged determination and razor sharp wit in Tracking a Shadow that moves across the Denver landscape with each shift in the sun.
Emily contacts Jarvis after claiming to have a stalker, she seeks his protection and detective skills to help keep her safe, and put this man or woman behind bars. Right off the bat something didn’t seem right, but Jarvis takes on the case anyways, and he’s in for the ride of his life.
I wouldn’t necessarily categorize this book as a thriller and it definitely wouldn’t hit a suspense list. The excitement was low key and nothing really crazy happened.
All of the moments that should have been intense and mind boggling were just kind of plopped into the plot. It all was very unceremonious and fell a little flat.
You get to know the characters decently well, but mainly focus on Jarvis the PI, and Emily his client. There are multiple supporting characters but only one that really makes an impact towards the end, and you don’t get a lot of information there either.
I’m interested in the next book (not sure the info on it) because you know a little bit about the character who calls seeking help from Jarvis. The last page or so definitely peeked my interest the most.
I don’t think I would recommend this book. It just wasn’t as gripping or exciting as a thriller should be.