Cynthia Webber is a CPA student and widow who lost her husband and love of her life in a tragic car accident several years ago. Left with a young son to provide for on her own, Cynthia continued to pursue her career in the auditing department of Darlington & Associates.
But when Cynthia discovers Jim Dunn’s body during the routine audit of D&A’s most prestigious and controversial client her whole world is turned upside down. She finds her career and life threatened when Senior Partner David Jerew turns up unexpectedly at her son’s daycare posing as her brother and threatening her not to talk about what she found.
When Cynthia ignores David’s threats and goes to the police, she finds herself alone and locked out of D&A. Cynthia turns to her best friend and investigative reporter Linda Reeves to help her uncover David’s true motivation and get her life back.
Will Cynthia and Linda figure out who murdered Jim Dunn before David makes good on his threats to Cynthia’s family and her life?
Michelle Cornish is an experienced accountant with a passion for writing who enjoys spending time with her family in the sunny Okanagan. She writes about money and accountants because why should the lawyers get to have all the fun?!
You can find Michelle at www.michellecornish.com or email her your feedback at inspired[at]michellecornish.com.
When I was about half-way through Murder Audit, I felt like it needed to start in a different place, so I wrote this chapter about Jim's death - Chapter 1.
Writing this really got me fired up for the rest of the story. I think it's a much better starting place than where I was originally going to start (now Chapter 2), which is a reflective moment with my protagonist.
Jim reached for the keypad to the office door which had locked behind him when he came out to confront the protestors. Whack! He felt a sharp burning pain at his temple as he fell to the snow-covered ground. Jim tried to get up but couldn’t. Everything was cold and dark around him. He could hear voices but couldn’t tell where they were coming from. They sounded far away.