Five Star, Dec 2002, 26.95
In Beverly Hills, Jill Sands is considered the best matchmaker at Exclusively Ivana where she helps set up marriages for life. However, Jill becomes shook up when the police visit her to question her on what she knows about a former client, Lisa Donnelly. Apparently, Lisa's husband, a US senator running for president, reported her missing. Jill offers nothing to the two detectives questioning her.
Jill feels guilty over her silence because Lisa's father, former South Viet Nam General Nguyen Tai Tong, asked for her help. When Jill learns that Lisa died in what appeared to be an accident, she has doubts. Jill turns to Detective Tony Rosetti with her theory even though he attempts to steal her file or silence the matchmaker in order to keep her out of danger. As he tries to keep her safe, Tony and Jill fall in love in spite of her professional expertise saying they are incompatico.
THE MATCHMAKER is an exciting romantic suspense work that starts a bit slow, but once the plot picks up steam it never slows down. Jill is an intrepid heroine who always tries to do the right thing whether it is in her work or her personal life. She is an idealist so why she would ever stay with her boyfriend Brent (pre Tony) who thinks nothing of deserting her at night in an isolated cabin in Big Sur seems strange. Susan Furman provides readers with a spellbinding tale that never slows down until Lisa's death is resolved.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner