Bridget McKenna's California PI, Caley Burke, doesn't quite have the depth and skill of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone, but she's off to a good start. In this, her third appearance, Caley is on forced sabbatical after some nasty run-ins with death. Her boss, Jake Baronian, wants her to see a therapist to help her get some sleep and discover whether she's meant to be a detective. Instead, Caley finds the answer by helping a runaway boy whose mother has been arrested for murdering her sister. Caley weeds out the innocent from the guilty in the major line up of suspects (the victim was a highly unpopular, rich, and nasty lady) and pegs the murderer in a shoot-out conclusion
I enjoyed it and will read more in this series. Caley Burke became a PI after her divorce. She was just involved in a case where she had to shoot (and kill) a man, in self-defense, but this has left her emotionally drained. She takes time off of work but gets involved in a murder case when the waitress at the local diner is accused of killing her own sister. The son comes to Caley for help. Murder isn't all she uncovers while investigating the case.