Dead Broke

Dead Broke❮PDF❯ ✩ Dead Broke Author Bruce A. Borders – Oaklandjobs.co.uk It was the perfect murder almost An elderly woman is found murdered in her apartment Cause of death a single gunshot wound to the chest The only door is locked from the inside There are no signs of en It was the perfect murder almost An elderly woman is found murdered in her apartment Cause of death a single gunshot wound to the chest The only door is locked from the inside There are no signs of entry, no bullet holes in the walls, and no weapon is recovered from the scene That s when Detective Lana Denae of the Portland Police Bureau is assigned the case The investigation gets off to a slow start until she realizes there is to the story than a single random murder Someone is looking to rake in a profit to the tune of than a million dollars, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to get it Lana is determined to stop the killer before he strikes again but with limited evidence, finding just who is responsible is difficult than she imagined. Denae is a loner detective in Portland, given the assignment of the death of a woman in what seems to be a locked room She is friends and works well with partners Damian and Jamie, who are investigating a series of what appear to be suicides from a common location These three, along with department computer specialist Ray face a dearth of leads for their cases Author Borders sets up suspects who may or may not be red herrings well The computer hacker component is well done Not being particu Denae is a loner detective in Portland, given the assignment of the death of a woman in what seems to be a locked room She is friends and works well with partners Damian and Jamie, who are investigating a series of what appear to be suicides from a common location These three, along with department computer specialist Ray face a dearth of leads for their cases Author Borders sets up suspects who may or may not be red herrings well The computer hacker component is well done Not being particularly partial to snarky friendships, those of Lana and Damian and Jamie didn t do much for me, and I would hope their characters are better developed in subsequent books in the series For much of this, there were three stars, but a good quirk in the conclusion pushed it up It goes into my group of mysteries I d read , but not at the top of that list ExcellentGreat book Kept me guessing until the end, when they finally solved the case Loved the main character Would want to have her as the detective on my case Not that I have one Lol This book was better than many I ve read lately, including some by some long established authors.It was an interesting story with enough surprises to keep it from getting boring or predictable, but not so many that the reader says, Enough is enough On the down side, the highly omniscient POV never let me get close to Lana, the main character I never felt that I got to know her It also left me feeling like I was watching a TV show, seeing the action from across the room instead of being next This book was better than many I ve read lately, including some by some long established authors.It was an interesting story with enough surprises to keep it from getting boring or predictable, but not so many that the reader says, Enough is enough On the down side, the highly omniscient POV never let me get close to Lana, the main character I never felt that I got to know her It also left me feeling like I was watching a TV show, seeing the action from across the room instead of being next to the characters, experiencing it with them.And that s my second nit to pick there was action but no tension, no Oh, my God, what s gonna happen now danger filled moments Lana and her fellow detectives go about their business, tracking down clues to the killer While that is how things mostly are in real life, that s not how readers want them to be in books.But those things were not enough to make me put Borders on my Never read again ever list A story full of intrigue, mystery, suspense, and interesting characters Lana is the main detective who is believable and likeable The main suspect in the seven murders leaves the reader if he is guilty or is working for the real killer Well written and a page turner An interesting twist to the ending A great read. Detective Lana Denae is assigned a case where an elderly woman has been murdered inher apartment What s odd about this case is the apartment door was locked and couldonly be opened from the inside At the same time there have been several suicides and Lana gets the feeling they are all connected The story is fascinating to read how themurder is solved. The main character, Lana Denae, is a detective who is allowed to work without a partner since her mentor died two years earlier She s assigned a case of an older woman who was mysteriously shot in her apartment Later, she realizes that her case intersects with a series of jumpers who have used a nearby bridge which results in her teaming up with two other detectives who were assigned to that case The plot takes several twists and turns I didn t guess who the murderer was until it was reveale The main character, Lana Denae, is a detective who is allowed to work without a partner since her mentor died two years earlier She s assigned a case of an older woman who was mysteriously shot in her apartment Later, she realizes that her case intersects with a series of jumpers who have used a nearby bridge which results in her teaming up with two other detectives who were assigned to that case The plot takes several twists and turns I didn t guess who the murderer was until it was revealed which is usual for me I liked the story, but I did feel like there was something missing that would make it evencompelling but I can t quite put my finger on what It s possible that since this is the first book in the series, subsequent books will have a slightly different feel as the author settles into his own creation Dead Broke is a murder mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end Detective Lana Denae works alone after her partner died She quickly connects two open cases How did a woman get shot in a locked room Why were people jumping to their death off a local bridge Lana teams up with other detectives and finds clues that don t take her where she expected to go Mr Borders wrote an enjoyable read that is for those who enjoy an interesting whodunit. Very well written I really enjoyed reading this book I like that it was not easy to figure out I look forward tofrom this writer Though I still don t know how one guy would get so many people up on a bridge to throw them off Did they not watch the news Still a good story. This book was okay but didnt really pike my interest a lot Investment company and identity thief.People were jumping off the bridge at the same time all thought to be suicides A man who was a computer intellect is involved.Started with a old woman in an apartment building being shot Why How The end was a bit confusing to have to keep up with figuring who the actual murderer. Good readA bit repidative in some parts However, distractive thou it was to a chronic reader, it did not deter me from enjoying Thanks