When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can’t believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think the victim has ties to the Mob—and perhaps Candice does too—she can’t believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation. But Candice is nowhere to be found.
Abby decides the only way to find out the truth is to go to Vegas herself—which may be the biggest gamble of her life. Once in town she begins to uncover a rigged game of dirty double-dealing where the stakes are no less than life and death. And if she’s not careful, Abby can forget about ever leaving Las Vegas...alive.
What I liked: Fatal Fortune is a fun, quick, easy to read book. Ms Laurie has a sense of humor that won't quit and thus her lead character, Abby, always makes me smile. This book picks up not too long after the last and Abby and Dutch are settling into married life, as is her BFF, Candice Fusco, now married to Abby's boss in the FBI.
I love how Dutch and Abby know each other so well and can more or less predict what the other will do in any situation. Abby has a tendency to get into loads of trouble and Dutch just rolls with the punches and pulls her out when she's in to deep.
I especially love the relationship between Abby and Candice. They back each other all the way and stand together. Although Abby gets into enough trouble on her own, put her with Candice and they are trouble magnets. For a change, Candice gets into her own quagmire without Abby's help.
To me, the series is all about the relationships within. The mystery isn't hard to figure out, but the why's a little more so. It's Abby's loyalty to Candice that drives Fatal Fortune. This series has evolved and grown not only with the characters but Ms Laurie's writing is smoother and flows better.
What I didn't like: This is a biggie for me. Having read this series from the beginning, I was very disappointed in what felt like a gimmick to make us question Candice's innocence. If it was my BFF, I wouldn't believe anything until I had a chance to actually sit down and talk with her. I would give her the complete benefit of the doubt!! Can't explain without spoilers, sorry!
Overall, a good addition to the series and I love to laugh when I read, which I did.
Recommended for fans of the series and mystery fans!