About the book
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Freelance journalist and former crime reporter Jennifer Sundin has had a rough decade. In constant pain since her last pregnancy, she’s had to give up on her writing career almost completely. Following an operation, she finds herself reliant on crutches as well as painkillers. And to make matters even worse, her husband has fallen in love with another woman and forced Jennifer out of her own home. Together with her son, Jennifer has moved into her father’s old houseboat, but her daughter has decided to stay with her dad and refuses to see her. She feels like she has lost her direction in life and if it wasn’t for her son and her reliable four-legged companion Goblin, she would probably admit defeat.
Called out to write a feature about the newly refurbished art studio at her old high school for the local newspaper, she walks in on a horrendous crime scene, possibly only moments after the perpetrator left. A man and a woman, both school employees, have been tied to chairs and viciously slain, and another man is lying in a pool of blood on the floor. There is also a bag, filled with cash. Before calling the police, Jennifer takes pictures, then hides the bag underneath a blanket in her car.
Shortly thereafter, another puzzling murder takes place in a quiet residential area nearby. The random murders, which appear unconnected to one another, alerts Jennifer’s inner sleuth and with the support from her former editor at the big evening paper where she used to work, she starts her own inquiry. It gives her an opportunity to make some much needed money and also provides a distraction from her personal woes, including the stolen bag. Jennifer is set on reclaiming the life she knew, as well as her daughter’s trust, she just has to figure out how.
The Only One Who Knows is the first part in a series following Jennifer Sundin – an underdog you will want to root for.