I like thrillers. A lot. And when a novel is written by someone who was a doctor, lawyer, or medical examiner in their former life, Iâ€™m all in. Because I always learn something new. Before picking up Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe, I was unfamiliar with the life and work of a graphologist. Unlike some side characters, though, I wasnâ€™t dismissive of forensic handwritingâ€”I just didnâ€™t know anything.
Following Claudia Rose, as she attempts to investigate the death of an unlikeable, high-profile woman of means, we learn about the secrets that handwriting can hold. Some are benign, and othersâ€¦ Well.
Poison Pen is an enjoyable, fast-paced read written with intelligence and humor. The evolving romantic relationship between Claudia and the cop, Joel, is fun and entertaining. If you enjoy thrills, danger, and intrigue with a side of Graphology 101, you canâ€™t go wrong with this novel.
â€œIT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED.â€
Those were the words on the suicide note found near Lindsey Alexanderâ€™s body. The police say it is an apparent suicide. Case closed.
Or is it?
Ivan, Lindseyâ€™s partner, disagrees. He hires forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose to poke around.
Motives for murder begin to pile up. Lindsey had made powerful enemies. Soon, a brutal attempt on Ivanâ€™s life confirms Claudiaâ€™s fears.
A desperate enemy is lurking.
There is a massive target on Claudiaâ€™s back.
Claudia must join forces with intense LAPD detective Joel Jovanic to survive. They must stop the killer before the killer destroys her.