Did you see the recent review of Joe Ide’s Hi Five in The Washington Post? Maureen Corrigan reviewed the fourth IQ book. https://wapo.st/2USkK0A Ide appeared at The Poisoned Pen several weeks ago, so there are signed copies available through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3bCLYyn
Corrigan says, “It’s no longer a fresh observation to say that Ide is an original as a suspense writer, but, certainly, every novel he writes — including ‘Hi Five’ — feels like a new invention.”
Here’s the description of Hi Five.
One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives “people person” a whole new meaning.
Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She’s also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can’t, Angus will harm the brilliant PI’s new girlfriend, ending her career.
The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Among them, a naÃ¯ve, beautiful shopkeeper, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band, and a wanton seductress.
Isaiah’s dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities . . . before the cops close in on him.