Review: Frisky Business (A Sasha Jackson Mystery) by Jill Edmondson

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Genre: Adult Mystery

Publication Date: November 27th 2013

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This time around, PI Sasha Jackson is investigating the murder of a porn star…

The drug addicted actress was a worthless nobody, so the cops aren’t putting much effort into finding out who killed her. Sasha takes on the case, and learns that the dirty picture business is way dirtier than it seems. She discovers surprising motives and even more surprising secrets, and just when she thinks she’s solved the case, another dead body turns up.

Meanwhile, Sasha’s private life is a shambles. Her brother is pissing her off, Sasha’s love-life is on the rocks, and her BFF has her nose out of joint over Sasha’s latest revelations. And then there’s the driving instructor, the locksmith and the glazier. Let’s just say it’s a good thing that Sasha has a credit card.

Why can’t everyone just chill out long enough for Sasha to get in a good jam session, or have a good night’s sleep?

Oh, for crying out loud, pass the Scotch…

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PI Sasha Jackson is a rough and ready chick. She drags readers behind the scenes of the porn industry for an intimate look at the brain-washing, drug use and danger that these “stars” live with. It’s like the outtakes on your favorite movie, only it makes your mouth fall open in shock (and hopefully disgust).

The story is well-written and follows suit with most who-dunnit themed plots. I’ll admit I didn’t see the motive until Jill, the author, wanted me to. It was the ‘Ah-Ha’ moment you don’t quite see coming. 

The ending seemed a bit quick, and not nearly as climactic as I was expecting. My only frustration (if you could even call it that) is that sometimes Sasha’s thoughts didn’t quite match her actions. She tells you she’s insensitive and has no filter, but then she’s incredibly compassionate. Perhaps it’s Sasha’s personal growth, but I felt more of a disconnect.

All in all, good read.


Best to Read When: You have a few minutes to spare between activities. This book rocked for being able to put it down and pick it back up easily. Baking cookies? Doing laundry? Keep this book with you and spend those precious minutes waiting reading a quick chapter or two instead.


Favorite Novel Line: “I’m neither a saint nor a superhero, so there’s a tinge of hyperbole to it if I say I wanted to save her. But I did.”


Author Strength: There’s been a murder, baby! There are suspects to interrogate and friends to interview, naturally. Characters of all kinds come out to play on the pages, and Jill does a magnificent job keeping their voices distinct and separating one from the masses.


Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The above review is my own, without influence. Read more of my policy, here.


Maturity Disclaimer: Marked Mature for Violence, Language, Sex & Drugs/Alcohol.