Attorney Callie Webber investigates nonprofit organizations for the J.O.S.H.U.A. Foundation and awards the best of them grants up to a million dollars. In each book of the series, Callie comes across a mystery she must solve using her skills as a former private investigator. A young widow, Callie finds strength in her faith in God and joy in her relationship with her employer, Tom.
In book number one of The Million Dollar Mystery series, Callie’s assignment is to go to Philadelphia and present Wendell Smythe, an old family friend of her boss, Tom, with a check for $250,000. Mr. Smythe heads a relief organization and needs immediate funds. When Callie goes to his office, check in hand, she discovers him dead on the floor. At Tom’s request, Callie moves into Smythe’s home and begins a murder investigation.
But it’s a dangerous place to be, for the family has secrets they would rather not have uncovered. Callie’s only hope is that God will help her use her investigative skills to discover the murderer and escape the web of deceit that surrounds her.
After reading "Dying to Read", I was ready to sink my teeth into another mystery. I've had a few of the Million Dollar Mystery series on my shelf for a while just waiting for me to get into a "mystery mood". I've read other books by this author and knew I was in for a treat.
This book was written in the First Person POV which is something I haven't read for quite a while. I really enjoyed this change-up!
The main character, Callie, was very well written as was the emotions that she felt throughout the book. She was a widow solving a murder. The first death she had been around since that of her husband. It was very moving.
I enjoyed the mystery very much and can honestly say I did not see the ending coming. That being said, I didn't care for the outcome. I wish I could go into my reasoning but I don't want to give it away and ruin it for those who might be going to read it!
Even though I didn't like the outcome of the mystery, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book an look forward to the next book of this series on my shelf. Especially, finding more out about "Tom" even though I have a few theories :)