Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: To Catch a Fox
SERIES: Fox Mysteries #1
AUTHOR: Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day
PUBLISHER: Wilde City Press
LENGTH: 389 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2013
Sex. Murder. Blackmail. Revenge. Life in the Big Easy can be a real bitch.
Meet Jon Fox, a sexy New Orleans private detective with more family secrets than even he knows about. But his latest case is about to bring more to the swampy surface than Fox himself could ever have guessed—
A polite old lady with a plot to murder a stranger; A mother whose secret sent her insane; An uncle with complete control over the family empire; A father whose suicide might once again tear his family apart; And a hot, handsome, clueless blond with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Yes, meet Jon Fox. A New Orleans private detective whose complicated life…just got a little more complex.
I love a good mystery and I have to say that this one hit all the right notes for me. The book starts off with a bang and puts you smack dab in the middle of the aftermath of Jon’s latest case before backtracking a little to explain what led to this point. My interest was instantly captured and I settled down to read fairly eagerly. The next case (which is what the rest of the book revolves around) starts you off after the investigation has started before backtracking again to show where it started; I honestly didn’t care for that as much, especially as that set up had just been used to start the book, but I got over it with how good the whole thing ended up being.
Jon Fox is many things but chief amongst them is a man still trying to turn his life around after his actions nearly led to the death of another man when he was younger. He’s also a hard ass that seems to drag trouble around behind him and, in my opinion, he’s also a total manwhore. True story. I have nothing against someone that deals in one night stands or has a friends with benefits thing going on but I was a little taken aback by the fact that Jon’s ‘informants’ get pain in sexual favors. Whatever works for him, I guess, but I wasn’t expecting that much sex with people other than the second main character, Tucker.
The mystery was the real draw for this book and it was really well done; it was drawn out and involved and had twists that I wasn’t anticipating at all. All things I love to see and that are guaranteed to keep me entertained. The romance portion of the book, aside from Jon sleeping around, was decent but left me ultimately unfulfilled. Fair warning here folks; there is no happily ever after or happy for now to be found here; the end of the book sets up amazingly well for the sequel and I guess you could consider both it and the relationship between Jon and Tucker as a bit of a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, there is no sequel, even though it was slated to come out in 2014; I might feel a bit better about the way things ended between the main characters if I had another book to watch them try and resolve their s*** but instead I was left feeling, as I said, somewhat unfulfilled.
If you’re looking for a good mystery, I’d really recommend checking this one out as I enjoyed it immensely but if you need your books to at least have a concrete happy for now, maybe wait and see if we ever get a sequel first.