The Last Word
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: July 2013
Duration: 10 hours 55 minutes
"Isabel “Izzy” Spellman is used to being followed, extorted, and questioned—it’s an occupational hazard of her job as a private investigator with her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations, Inc. Her little sister Rae once tailed Izzy for weeks on end to figure out the identity of her boyfriend. Her mother Olivia once blackmailed Izzy with photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994. And her ex-boyfriend, detective Henry Stone, once interrogated Izzy at SFPD headquarters about the specifics of her caseload—and the details of her romantic life. So when Izzy avenges her dismissal (after surveilling a client who'd hired her) by staging a hostile takeover of Spellman, Inc., she should know better than to think she can put those kind of antics behind her. In typical Spellman fashion—her troubles are just beginning.
Within months of assuming control of Spellman, Inc., Izzy learns that she’s under indictment for possible embezzlement. She’s accused of stealing from one of her former clients, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who just so happens to be losing his short-term memory. If Izzy gets indicted, she’ll lose everything—her business, her license, not to mention her family’s livelihood.
It doesn’t help that Izzy can’t keep her family—err, we mean her employees—in line. Her little sister Rae, ever the money-loving pragmatist, is abandoning private investigation work to branch out into the lucrative field of conflict resolution. In the meantime, her parents Albert and Olivia have declared a strike, sometimes this means a refusal to change out of pajamas (the commute from their bedroom being just a flight of stairs); other days a refusal to turn up to work at all.
One question remains: is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI? The answer makes The Last Word, hands down, the most thrilling book in the bestselling, award-nominated series."