Thursday, December 13, 2012

Favorites: Who's Got the Money?

What would you do if you suspected your boss of scamming not only the company, but fellow employees you call friends? What would you do if you had lost your last job because of the exact same reason? 

One of the aspects I enjoyed about this book was the realistic reactions of the characters. Maybe in our fantasies we believe we would be able to blurt out an accusation or take firm, immediate action, but in reality, most of us would be hesitant to act on something we only thought might be true. 

When Jennifer begins to suspect her boss, Abby, is pulling shady tricks with the accounting, she's mad, but scared to act. She doesn't want to be the one to tell her friends that the money they were expecting isn't coming, and she doesn't want to field the hostility the announcement will cause. There were no grand heroic, theatrical moments at this stage. She reacted like most any person put in that situation would. 

Hopefully, the majority of people will never be put in such a serious and frightening position, but you can put yourself in Jennifer's shoes and experience the mystery with her, the dangerous moments and the funny ones, because St. James and Holland have done such a good job of creating realistic characters. 

Who's Got the Money? is available now from Amazon in paperback and Kindle,  as well as from Barnes and Noble