David Mathews, the wildly popular candidate expected to win the Colorado governor’s seat, has been murdered. His death has made headlines across the nation and Denver’s police are scrambling to solve the high-profile case. Mathews’s estranged wife Sydney had motive—her husband’s infidelities—and when the gun used to kill him is discovered in the couple’s mountain home, Sydney is arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.
Catherine McLeod is covering the story for The Denver Journal and receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career—and her life—to find the witness who can identify Mathews’s murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.
“The Perfect Suspect will have readers on edge wondering what’s around the next corner.”—New York Journal of Books
“A tale rife with deception…The tension and pacing of the story keep the pages turning.”—The Denver Post
“The Perfect Suspect is Margaret Coel’s finest effort to date.”—Gumshoe Review
“A fine, fun read and a welcome signal that Catherine is here to stay.”—Daily Camera