Title: City of Angels (Rhea Jensen Series, Book 1)
Author: Sheralyn Pratt
Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Size: 224 pages, 6×9, paperback
Not eligible for Whitney Award. Originally published in 2003.
Rhea Jensen is your typical twenty-something single girl if by typical you mean a private investigator who studies ways to escape from handcuffs while waiting to take down another serial sleaze. But when a seemingly open-and-closed embezzlement case goes awry, her on-again-off-again boyfriend starts fooling around behind her back, and some Mormon missionaries stop her on the street during a stakeout, Rhea realizes her life is anything but typical even by her standards.
This exciting first installment of the Rhea Jensen series by Sheralyn Pratt boasts a fair bit of suspense, just enough romance, and a whole lot of heart. City of Angels is a great read for the amateur detective in all of us.