Dirty Laundry by Rhys Ford

17560488Title: Dirty Laundry (Cole McGinnis, Book 3)
Author: Rhys Ford
Published: April 18, 2013
Pages: 260
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Private investigator Cole McGinnis can never seem to catch a break for long. On the heels of his last major case which led to his office manager being shot, he finds himself in the middle of two sibling surprises. His still-closeted boyfriend, Jae-Min, gets a surprise visit from his sister while Cole is sprung upon by a previously unknown half-brother from Japan. The personal drama aside, he’s also approached by a fortune-teller whose clients are meeting mysterious and deadly ends.

I do really enjoy where this series goes with each installment. Unlike similar series that I’ve read, this one manages to take the case in each book as its sort of “episode” while keeping the overall story thread of Cole and especially Cole and Jae-Min’s relationship. So many times the relationship and character development is just as episodic as the rest of the plot, and there isn’t as seamless of a connection from one book to the next. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book!