Number's Up by Annabelle Hunter

Number’s Up
(Barrow Bay Mysteries)
by Annabelle Hunter

About Number’s Up

Number’s Up (Barrow Bay Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (August 13, 2019)
Print Length: TBD
Jennifer Ward’s To Do List:
1) Turn in my business partner and his lying, cheating, law-breaking client to the SEC for insider trading.
2)Cooperate with the FBI. Do not kiss – scratch that. Do not yell at Special Agent Nicholas Kelly, the FBI agent leading said investigation.
3) Discover a dead body…
Jennifer Ward, MBA, CPA, and business consultant, likes a nice, orderly lifestyle. Schedules and To Do Lists are what gets her through the day. So when the by-the-numbers fashionista finds her business partner was breaking the law, she turned him in to the SEC. Which brought the FBI to her door, and her ordered world to an end.
But that was three weeks ago. Things couldn’t possibly get worse. Right?
Until Jen discovers her business partner dead in his hotel room. With Nic the handsome FBI agent dogging her every step, Jen must use her skills to discover the truth. Who killed Henry? And will she be next?

My Review

 Jennifer Ward turns in her business partner for insider trading. She didn't want to do it, but it needed to be done. She had always thought of him as a father figure in her life. During the investigation, the FBI searches her home twice, and one has to wonder if the second search was truly necessary or if the good looking FBI agent Nic was just trying to make contact with her again.

Jennifer's business partner asks for a meeting at a local hotel, which she finds odd, as he rarely comes to town for a visit. When she arrives at the hotel, the hotel owner pulls her aside and insists she take some hotel guests on a tour of the town, as they are considering moving there. By the time Jennifer gets to her business partner's room, he's dead.

By now, Nic is spending as much time as possible with Jennifer. Jennifer learns that her business partner had invited his entire family, including his ex-wife and a few clients to stay at the hotel for the weekend.

The story is quirky, and full of dark humor. One questions if there isn't something borderline inappropriate about the FBI agent spending so much time with Jennifer.

The reader will either love or hate the characters, but the story is well-written and holds your attention with twists and turns all the way to the very end.

This is the first in the Barrow Bay series by Annabelle Hunter. I look forward to reading more of her work.

About Annabelle Hunter

Annabelle Hunter is a stay-at-home mom and an avid fan of classic mystery shows and dressage. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and too many animals.

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