I really did enjoy the first book in this series and was so looking forward to getting stuck in to book 2. (that's the positive side of discovering books late. you get to read book 1 and 2 back to back, and then have to sit praying that there will be a book 3).
This time around Natalie Kershaw and Janus Kiszka have another reason to come together.
Kershaw is investigating the death of a possible suicide, and Kiszka a private investigator is trying to find who has killed his long time pal Jim Fulford. Kershaw and Kiszka meet again, 2 years after their last encounter. when Kiszka is pulled in for questioning over the murder of Jim.
Kershaw needs to travel to Poland to work her investigation and manages to get Kiszka to go along as her Polish interpreter.
And in true kiszka style he manages to find trouble wherever he goes. But will he reveal what he finds and is he really interested in helping the police.
I liked both Natalie and Janus in the first book and They just seem better stronger characters in this second book. They are definatly an odd working duo.
Natalie just seems to be able to get her own way no matter what she is doing, and Janus just seems to find trouble for himself, And working as a team they make for great reading.
Oskar is also back with his Witt and one liners. I always seem to chuckle when he appears in the book.
Natalie and Ben are now couple and it seems that now Natalie has decided he a *keeper* and they are moving in together, things may start to get a little more serious. obviously Natalie has to deal with the fact that Ben has moved up in rank before her, but is that really an issue.They are now working in the same station as Natalie is back to working for Streaky on the Murder Squad. Working the Murder squad is something she has wanted to do since she was 14. But will Natalie and Ben be able to cope with the work pressures and working together and are things as Rosie as they seem?
I wasn't sure that book 2 could be any better than book one, but how wrong way I. The book seemed to just flow along brilliantly. Absolutely fantastic read. But i'm sorry Anya.... you are going to have your work cut out to beat this one.
There are a number of story plots going on in this book that interweave into one another. And like Anya's first book it is expertly written.
Anya Lipska is an author to watch out for.
This review is from: Death Can't Take a Joke (A Kiszka & Kershaw Mystery) (Kindle Edition)