For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork is the first book in the new “Broken Vows” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, September 2009

Jolene Asdale is one sale away from becoming a successful Finger Lakes businesswoman. But her dream gets derailed when a dead body rolls out of the shiny Ferrari in her exotic car showroom, instantly taking her from entrepreneur to murder suspect.

Arriving on the scene to investigate is Deputy Ray Parker, Jolene’s almost-ex-husband, whose suspicions are raised when he learns of Jolene’s public (and allegedly violent) argument with the victim. When Ray discovers wads of cash in her home—along with signs that Jolene is colluding with her unpredictable, fugitive sister—he is all but convinced of Jolene’s guilt. But could a spite-driven local be trying to frame her? Or is an out-of-towner trying to taint the popular tourist town?

Facing bankruptcy, a murder conviction, and divorce from the man she still loves, Jolene will do whatever it takes to solve the crime and save herself from a loveless life behind bars . . . even if it means careening into the path of a killer.

From the thrill of exotic sports cars to the ups and downs of family life, For Better, For Murder kicks off a unique new mystery series.

What a great debut novel by Lisa Bork. I could not put this book down as I had to know what will happen next.  Jolene under suspicion by her ex-husband in the murder of her ex-boyfriend; dealing with her bipolar sister who has escaped from the medical facility and is being accused of several robberies.  Jolene has to find the clues that will prove her innocence and find the persons committing the robberies before both she and her sister get arrested.  This book had everything, a mystery, a little romance and family relationships that made this story heartwarming.  The ending put tears in my eyes.  My rating: 4.5 stars

*new-to-me author

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