A Georgia Davis Novel of Suspense #4
Libby Fischer Hellmann
The Red Herrings Press, August 2014
Private investigator Georgia Davis expects a routine case of employee revenge when she meets with Shelly and Reggie Field, owners of a discount designer store in Evanston, Illinois. A flash mob boldly struck their store, making off with over five thousand dollars in merchandise and hurting Reggie so badly he ended up in the hospital. Reggie suspects a former employee of the store, a suburban kid he hired as a favor to his parents, who was fired for dealing drugs. Positive that this was payback for firing the kid, Reggie wants Georgia to investigate.
While working on the case, Georgia receives a hand delivered message—the contents rock her world. It’s scrawled on a sandwich wrapper and has traces of what appears to be blood. It says: “Georgia, I am your half-sister Savannah. I’m in Chicago and I’m pregnant. I need your help. Please find me.”
Georgia discovers a man is following her, but before she can discover his identity he is gunned down before her eyes. Soon she is swept into an underground network of human trafficking, black market adoptions, and murder.
The book is told from both the viewpoints of Georgia and Savannah. Readers who enjoy a gritty story with a hardworking detective who keeps one step ahead of the bad guys will find this a satisfying read.
Reviewed by Susan Belsky, September 2015.