As You Look

As You Look

by Verónica Gutiérrez


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Yolanda Ávila, a former LAPD cop-turned private investigator, blames herself for her mother’s death in a road rage accident. It was her fault. The perpetrator was a suspect she’d pursued in an unrelated case, someone she should’ve caught by tracking down a license plate number. Any good detective would’ve done that. But she got cocky, thought she’d catch him by following clues from a stupid dream instead. The only salve against the guilt eating at her now is Yolanda’s vow to reject that juju crap.

But when her godson Joey is kidnapped, his parents are suspected of murder, and a stalker threatens her wife Sydney to warn Yolanda off the case, she must deal with more than just the facts. She must confront the juju to overcome her guilt and deal with pent-up grief—or risk losing yet another loved one.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642473445
Publisher: Bella Books
Publication date: 03/22/2022
Series: A Yolanda Ávila Mystery , #1
Sales rank: 420,482
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Verónica Gutiérrez is a former community organizer, civil rights attorney, municipal employee, non-profit leader, and corporate executive.  She draws from years of experience in those worlds for her writing.  Verónica was born and raised in Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles neighborhood that her protagonist, Yolanda Avila, P.I., calls home.  Verónica and her wife Laura split their time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Both are home bar enthusiasts and avid travelers.  They host cocktail-lesson-themed fundraisers—called Mixology on a Mission—to help Los Angeles non-profits grow their donor base. Verónica published My Little Black Cocktail Book, a journal to organize her research and help others do the same. Some of the recipes she collects make it into her writing.

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