Roxane Weary is the bisexual private investigator in Once You Go This Far, the fourth book in this noir series. Roxane has family drama, relationship issues, and now a suspicious death to investigate.
While waiting for her brother to join her on a hike, she hears a woman, Rebecca, fall off the trail into the crevice below. She rushes to help her while another hiker calls for help. While trying to find a relative to take the fallen woman’s dog, she meets the Rebecca’s daughter Maggie.
Roxane believes that is the end of her involvement. However, a few days later, Maggie contacts her. Rebecca has died. Maggie thinks that the fall may not have been an accident. Especially because her mother’s phone is missing. She suspects her ex-stepfather Keir. Roxane agrees to investigate.
Wow, Once You Go This Far has layers and layers of plot. The blurb above is just the main story. There is much more involved than just a disgrunted ex in Rebecca’s death.
Concurrently, Roxane, her mother, and two brothers are still adjusting to her father’s death and how it impacts their relationships with each other. Roxane is also dealing with pushing away her boyfriend Tom to avoid getting hurt even while he wants to become closer. There are also temptations from previous relationships thrown in her path.
If you are in the mood for a noirish but also feminist PI book, you can’t go wrong reading Once You Go This Far. I loved it! 5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.