Justice For Lindsey

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
262 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2021
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Reviewed by Steve Leshin for Readers' Favorite

Justice For Lindsey by Christina Siwik treats the reader to a combination of murder mystery and romance novel. The main protagonist is Carron Maitland, a young woman in her late twenties, an heiress to the very successful Maitland family business. We learn that her parents tragically died in an unfortunate accident when she was still a teenager. She is left the family business, yet Carron sells her interest in the company and uses the assets to establish and run her own store, The Silver Turtle, located along the Magnificent Mile of Chicago. At first, she seems happy with her very own successful business and her family ties with her Uncle Mark and Aunt Bethany. Except she has nightmares from her past. They come more into play when local police investigate a possible break-in at The Silver Turtle one day. The police take fingerprints from Carron and her fifty-plus employees for possible involvement in the break-in. Her fingerprints turn out to match those of a missing child from years ago, on file with the FBI. The story picks up from there as Carron finds out more information about her past and her identity. Mystery book writer J.B. Daniels, a.k.a. Jake Brennan, enters the scene to help Carron find answers and provide needed romantic interludes that romance readers will appreciate.

The characters of Carron Maitland and Jake Brennan are well-etched to keep readers engaged in their actions and motivations. The secondary characters add to the mix as well. The answers Carron finds are doled out in bits and pieces at first that keep you guessing about the murder from years ago and who might be the culprit or culprits. There is also a plethora of descriptive breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that the characters delight in experiencing. If you are interested in fashion and how Carron designs artful products for her store, Siwik provides this well in the story. The mystery is aided by a few good twists at the climax. Justice For Lindsey is the first novel for Christina Siwik. If it is any indication, it bodes well for her future novels.