Hidden Assets is the sixth book of Leeann Betts’ By the Numbers series. It is the first book of this series that I’ve read, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. In fact, I finished it in two sittings, an unusual feat for me.
Initially, I did a doubletake when I saw the title. One of my short stories has the same title! However, the two stories could not be more different in topic or outcome.
Carly Turnquist is a forensic accountant who seems to have a knack for finding dead bodies and for stressing her husband Mike with her escapades. In Hidden Assets, her original purpose is to assist her longtime friend Anne Torbin in uncovering Anne’s soon-to-be ex-husband’s thefts. Carly soon finds herself calling upon more than her accounting skills to uncover more than missing money.
I love the way Carly’s mind works. She catches details and makes connections others miss both on and off the ledger pages. I also love the way Leeann developed the story. I didn’t suspect the right person until close to the end of the book. I’ve added the rest of this series to my TBR list.