The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
Genevieve Lenard faces the challenges of life as an insurance investigator, while dealing with her highly-functioning Autism, rather well. She is an expert in nonverbal communication. She has spent years perfecting her craft.
As a favor to her boss, she looks into the murder of an artist. She quickly realizes that this will not be an easy task.
Genevieve starts seeing connections to other crimes that no one else has found. She gets an unexpected visitor in her apartment that really puts her on edge.
This suspenseful murder mystery starts involving stolen European weapons, money-laundering charities and high ranking officals with too much power. Genevieve quickly realizes she is in over her head and she’s in for the long haul.
I found Genevieve to be a fun, interesting character. I enjoyed learning about all the nonverbal cues she could get just from watching people. I enjoyed the banter she had with other characters in the book and how she was always reminding herself to not let her Autistic tendencies take over. With that being said, I’m not much of an artsy person so when the story turned to the art details, I found myself skimming more than I probably should have.