Lying Low by Cynthia St. Aubin is a quirky and witty mystery that kept me guessing who the villains were.
Jane Avery has recently graduated at the top of her class from the University of Denver school of law and for all intents and purposes has a bright future ahead. That is until she comes home to find a mysterious naked dead guy in her bed! Add this to the fact that she believes her private investigator mom has gone missing and is in danger somewhere in Seattle.
Jane is charged with murder, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, Valentine, and her dashing mentor, Sam Shook, she is released on bail. She soon escapes the watchful eye of her former Special Ops bodyguard, Shepard. Then, ignoring her mentor’s instructions, fueled by jealousy of her colleague Melanie, Jane joins Sam and Melanie on the flight to Seattle to work on a huge case involving dueling tech giants over the origin of industry-changing 3-D technology.
We soon learn that this is a case to kill for, literally. Along the way, we are introduced to Tyler, the brilliant principal engineer of the company Jane’s client is suing, who has a unique connection to the dead naked guy found in Jane’s bed. He and Jane form an unlikely yet mutually beneficial relationship that becomes dangerous.
Soon Jane is questioning who she can trust, including her mom, who Jane still has not been able to see face to face and instead only catches glimpses of her engaging in clandestine meetings.
Will Jane solve the mystery of who framed her for murder and get her mom back? Just when you think you are safe can be when you are in the most danger.
This was a fun read. Thank you to NetGalley and publisher Thomas & Mercer for this free ebook. I rate Lying Low ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫/5.