What You Want To See (Roxane Weary, #2) by Kristen Lepionka

What You Want To See (Roxane Weary, #2)

The thrilling follow up to The Last Place You Look, starring troubled and determined private investigator, Roxane WearyMarin Strasser has a secret. Her fiancée thinks her secret is that she’s having an affair, and he hires P.I. Roxane Weary to prove it.Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. But soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane's client for Marin’s death, so she starts to ...

Details What You Want To See (Roxane Weary, #2)

TitleWhat You Want To See (Roxane Weary, #2)
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherFaber Faber
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction, LGBT

Reviews What You Want To See (Roxane Weary, #2)

  • Meredith
    4.5 starsAs good as book one! Multilayered PI centered mystery. This series is led by a compelling heroine who has depth, heart, and a whole lot of snark! Roxane Weary is down on her luck. The buzz over her last case has died down, and she is once again struggling to make a living as a PI. Therefore, she is back to taking on small, easy cases like following a woman who appears to be cheating on her fiance. But this case has depth, and when the w...
  • karen
    awww, why, thank YOU!if you haven't read lepionka's debut, The Last Place You Look, which is the first book in this series, you should go do that now. the rest of us are gonna hang out here and reminisce about it and then i'm gonna talk about the new one. sigh, remember The Last Place You Look? that was awesome, right? okay, that’s enough reminiscing. onto What You Want To See.first, what you want to know - is this book as good as her debut? ye...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Last year I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Roxane Weary, P.I. extraordinaire to the public and problem child to her family. It's been a hot minute since I was introduced to such a fabulously flawed main character, so Roxy and I bonded immediately and have been mates ever since The Last Place You Look. I'd be lying if I said What You Want To See wasn't one of my most anticipated sequels of 2018, and I'll be darned if Lepionka didn...
  • Kaceey
    Book two of the highly popular Roxane Weary series.Roxane is a private investigator who despite her own hard-fought successes, still lives in the shadows of her father’s legacy.Arthur is her latest client. He’s employed Roxane to follow his fiancée Marin. He’s got a gut feeling Marin is hiding something from him and intends to find out what it is...or even worse, who it is that’s occupying her time and mind!Uh-Oh! Marin has just been dis...
  • Liz
    This is a standard detective novel. Which right now, is a good thing, because I’m sick and tired of weird psychological thrillers. Something straight forward is exactly what the doctor ordered! Roxanne Weary is a detective and she takes on a standard PI case, checking on a fiancée’s fidelity. When the check bounces and she stops tailing the woman, the fiancée turns up dead later that day. From there, things get really strange in a good way...
  • Kendall
    What You Want To See by Kristen Lepionka is another one of my favorite series! I love Roxane Weary's sassiness and her DGAF attitude :). I love the tough women that know how to handle the bad guys! ;).A very intriguing mystery with cleverly layered characters that adds a whole lot of bang to this mystery's buck ;).If you enjoy Robert Bryznda's series Erika Foster I definitely would recommend this one! Roxane is a private investigator that is stil...
  • Charlotte May
    “I thought about how she deserved better than she’d gotten: a dead husband who could be a real asshole sometimes when he was alive, three borderline fuckup kids who drank too much and end up hurting the people they were supposed to care about.” This was a fantastic follow up to The Last Place You Look I enjoyed being back with Roxane, wrapped up in another dangerous case she should really stay out of! After the end of her last case, Roxa...
  • Paromjit
    This is the second in the PI Roxane Weary series set in Columbus, Ohio. It proves the debut which I loved was no fluke and that Kristen Lepionka is a gifted crime fiction writer. I will not dwell on the plot as that is comprehensively covered in the blurb for the book. It is the author's strengths in characterisation that make this a stand out series. The bi-sexual Weary is a grippingly complex character, with her awkward but close relationship w...
  • Susanne Strong
    3 Stars. Roxane Weary has been hired to solve another case. This time it’s to follow a woman whose fiancé believes the love of his life, Marin Strasser, is cheating on him and he just has to know the truth. After a few days of finding nothing to corroborate her client’s claims - Rox discovers that his check bounces, so she quits the case and that’s when it happens: Marin Strasser is found dead and her client of course, is the main suspect....
  • Dan Schwent
    When Roxane Weary takes on a case, trailing a woman to see if she's cheating on her much older fiance, things take a turn when the woman she's following gets murdered. Who killed Marin Strasser? Was it the fiance, like everyone things? That's what Roxane wants to know...I loved the first Roxane Weary book, The Last Place You Look, so this one was a no brainer.What You Want to See is a murder mystery with a lot of other stuff muddying the waters. ...
  • Kristy
    Roxane Weary is hired by Arthur Ungless, owner of a print shop, to track his fiance, Marin, whom he believes is cheating on him. But her case devolves quickly, between a bounced check and Tom (Roxane's dad's former partner) and a rude cop named Sanko showing up on Roxane's doorstep with the news that Marin is dead. Not only that, they make it pretty clear that they want Roxane to stay out of it. But this is "pathologically nosy" Roxane we are tal...
  • Laura
    3.5 starsI didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first, but it did not suffer from second book syndrome. I think it was more a situation of me not being as into this particular case. It was still good and twisty and all that fun stuff. But it just didn't intrigue me quite as much.Roxane is still this complex, flawed, amazing PI. She is bisexual - a rep done right, by the way. She's an alcoholic and her dad died recently - all the makings of ...
  • Bill Kerwin
    This second entry in the series featuring Roxane Weary—Columbus, Ohio’s bisexual, hard-drinking private eye—is just as good as the first book, The Last Place You Look. It begins with a routine tailing job—a suspicious fiancee wants Roxane to follow his mysterious lady friend—but this “simple” job soon devolves into a snake’s nest of malice and motives involving secret identities, real estate fraud, lonewolf psychopaths, profession...
  • Michael
    In a genre dominated by over the top wannabe Gone Girl type crime/mystery novels I can't tell you how happy I am to read a no-nonsense PI story free off reality suspending cringeness. Throw in the fact the PI is a woman also makes for a refreshing change.Roxane Weary is a complicated beast, having recently lost her father, has a deeply churlish surrogate niece, a complicated friendship with a cop, her on and off girlfriend is back on the scene an...
  • Shannon
    Another buddy read w my girl Jamie! What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka was a solid 4 star read for me! This book is the 2nd in the series so I would suggest reading The Last Place You Look first!I love Kristen’s writing! She is so current and funny that I actually chuckled while reading this one. Roxane is a private investigator and after her last big case she is trying calm her life down. She doesn’t drink nearly as much as she use to....
  • Liz Barnsley
    Brilliant follow up to Kristen Lepionka's excellent debut The Last Place You Look, featuring once again main protagonist Roxane Weary, a character I now love more than I did the first time.Intriguing mystery elements around well rounded and cleverly layered characters equals genuinely absorbing reading material.Proper and full review nearer to publication.
  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    Having read and enjoyed The Last Place You Look I was delighted to be able to read and review book two in the Roxane Weary series, What You Want To See.Roxane is such a great female lead. She is a private investigator, but bless her, she has a tough time of it. She has her own issues, but these lend themselves well to her character development. In this book, she definitely has her work cut out for her!Tasked with investigating Marin Strasser, she...
  • Ali
    Have you ever run holding hands?... Not your jolly breezy way of mild running when you gracefully run in tandem, but the desperate run for the life of it, running as fast as you can, and the other person, a bit ahead, holding your hand and pulling you, and you are stumbling, nearly falling but not letting the hand go... because you can't.So I ran it. I ran with Roxane. At times I was out of breath, I wanted to stop, but I couldn't, I had to run.R...
  • LJ
    First Sentence: Urban renewal was in the air on Bryden Road.Who is Marin Strasser? PI Roxane Weary job is to find the answer to that question. Her client, who hired her suspecting his wife, Marin, was having an affair, is charged with murder after Marin was seen arguing with a man that resulted in her being shot. Roxane doesn't believe her client is guilty. The more she digs into Marin's background, the more she finds Marin was not who she appear...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    'What You Want To See' is the second book in the Roxane Weary series. She is a private detective with a drinking problem. She has a mother and two brothers, and her father was killed in the line of duty as a police officer a year ago. She also is bisexual, which complicates her life as you can imagine. She is maintaining a friends-with-benefits relationship with Tom, her father's partner on the force, and also with Catherine in an on-and-off high...
  • Krista Regester
    Phew. What a bummer man. Thankfully Roxane Weary can hold up a book all on her own.Too many:• Unnecessary characters• Plot holes• Loose endsMissing in Action: • SEX• A good title• Appealing cover• SEX
  • Gram
    Another terrific tale of Private Eye Roxane Weary, the 2nd in the series. This time, Roxane has been hired to follow Marin Strasser whose fiancee - print shop owner Arthur Ungless - thinks is having an affair. Just as her investigation gets under way, Marin is gunned down in the street after an argument in a restaurant with Arthur and the police believe he was the killer. Although warned to stay out of the case, Roxane believes her client is inno...
  • Pat
    4.5 stars, that was a lot of fun.Roxane Weary returns in another madcap adventure. Full credit to the author for keeping all the balls in the air. It was quite a complex mystery with a huge cast of players and I was close to floundering there for a while, so really good work on that.Roxane is employed by the well off owner of a printing shop (Frank) to follow his fiancee (Marin) as he suspects her of having an affair. Roxane follows her for a few...
  • Laura
    I can’t seem to get a decent review brewing for this book. *bows head* My apologies, book. You deserve better. This is all I’ve got….The Last Place You Look introduced readers to PI Roxane Weary, who was still reeling from the death of her father. I’m not going to lie—she was a bit of a mess in the first book. In What You Want To See, we get to see Roxane trying to put the pieces back together, trying to find a bit of peace.We see what ...
  • Val
    I liked this book even more than I liked the first one. No sophomore slump here! Lepionka has an uncanny knack for portraying relationships and for showing us what makes her characters tick. I was happy to see Shel carried over into this book, as I had grown to care about her in the first one. Roxane seems to be a little more likable this time around - more grounded and making better decisions in her personal life. I love her sense of humor and s...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    I have loved detective stories and mysteries since I was a kid reading Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes, and Kristen Lepionka more than delivers both with her main protagonist Roxane Weary, private eye, and the complicated, intriguing cases she solves. When I read Lepionka's The Last Place You Look last summer and was first introduced to Roxane, I knew that I was going to love her, flaws and all...and she has many like most of us! What I didn't exp...
  • Ruthy lavin
    Maybe not quite as good as the first book but very nearly!A good solid storyline and some really good writing sees this sequel get a 4.5 rating 🌟I’m really looking forward to the release of part 3 in August :)
  • Jessica
    Thanks to Minotaur Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!Normally when I find out I'm starting part way into a series I get a little bummed. You never know if it's a series where all the books are connected or it they're different crimes to be solved with the same detective/private eye. Roxane Weary is a Private Investigator and she is everything you want in a strong female lead!I'll try to be a little more brief in my desc...
  • Sue Em
    No sophomore slump here! Roxanne Weary, introduced in the engrossing Last Place You Look, remains flawed and complex in this latest book.Early on, she's questioned by Columbus PD about a previous client, Arthur, whose wife was murdered. She had been tailing the wife on suspicion of cheating, but did not find any evidence to prove it. Her compassion for Arthur leads her into investigating despite being repeatedly warned-off by the cops.Still reeli...
  • Melissa
    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for a review. The fact that I didn't read it or review it before it was actually published does not negate my gratitude - thank you Netgalley!Roxane Weary, be still my heart! And good for you for trying to cut down on the drinking, because good grief how do you not have a headache all the time? Roxane is definitely right up there with all of the rest of the sleuthing queens of my heart, easily ...