Title: Murder Most Deadly 1: False Evidence
Author: Jon Michaelsen
Publisher: Love You Divine
What begins as a cursory glance at the high-rise apartment opposite soon becomes something much darker and far more dangerous.
For bored accountant, Kevin Mitchell, lusting after gorgeous, muscular, Tony, in the adjacent building, builds into a life changing obsession.
When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment, bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and a place in his bed. However, all is not what it seems and the police draw a different conclusion in their hunt for a violent killer.
Will Kevin’s plea of false evidence save him from the horror of a life behind bars?
This is the first story I’ve read by this author, it won’t be my last, and I’m looking forward to finding a moment to read the one’s I’ve missed. In False Evidence we meet a bored accountant, Kevin, he’s single, he’s average, he lives alone, and he’s very good at what he does at work. He has a routine, he doesn’t go out to meet new people, never mind find another man to date. He’s in a rut but he has a hobby at home. It involves a telescope and that telescope is used, often. He lives in a high rise, and one afternoon he spots a young man in the building across the street from him.
Tony is described as gorgeous and muscular, and often parades around his apartment half dressed, never once looking to see that he’s being spied upon. His stalker, Kevin becomes obsessed with the young man so much so that his whole life takes a turn for the worst. One afternoon, Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment and they share a drink, they talk and Kevin is dumbfounded, he can’t believe that the object of his desire noticed him, and when they sleep together, it’s all Kevin can do not to combust with happiness. However, not everything is as it seems and poor Kevin is pulled into a nightmare when Tony’s lover is found dead and all the evidence points to Kevin.
A very interesting read, starts a bit slow, but stick with it, it does get better and well worth the money. A satisfying story with no holes that I could find. Kevin is a bit of a bore for the first part of the story, reminds me of, pardon me here, the nerd in the nerd in a nerd and jock story. However he does snap to it when he realizes his very future is at stake and he must do what he can to show it IS false evidence, or he’ll be in prison for murder.
Reviewed By: Michele