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YOU AND I, ME AND YOU by MaryJanice Davidson


by MaryJanice Davidson

Pub Date: March 19th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-312-53119-5
Publisher: St. Martin's

Cadence Jones, the multiple personality detective, must juggle her love life, her fantasy life and, alongside her sociopathic partner, her newest serial killer investigation.

Cadence is moving in with her boyfriend, Patrick, the rich baker/entrepreneur who also happens to be her best friend’s brother. But when a new serial killer case heats up on Moving Day, Cadence feels pressure from Patrick to step back from the work she loves, and she begins to worry that perhaps she’s moved into the relationship—and Patrick’s home—too quickly. Also confusing is the heady attraction she—and Shiro, one of her "personality sisters"—feels toward Dr. Max Gallo, whom she’s met before and who has a connection to more than one of the recent victims. If that’s not enough, former adversaries are reaching out, complicating the current case, and the agency she works for is losing funding. While Cadence tells herself she’s excited for a normal life, events conspire to threaten nearly everything she’s putting in place toward that goal, which may be a sign to question what she think she wants. Davidson’s third and final installment in the series featuring Cadence Jones and her unconventional investigative agency is full of witty banter, intelligent humor, and characters that are unique, quirky and perfectly rendered. The mystery is interesting but functions more as a backdrop for all of the other action and relationships in the book, rather than as the primary driver of the story. 

Davidson’s accomplished navigation of the investigation, the romantic and professional tensions, and the full range of mental disorders and eccentric characters is clever, inventive and entertaining and makes the book a fun, engaging read.