This HaBO request is from Debbie, who is looking for this recent-ish contemporary:
Contemporary in the last five years?
Headhunter helps heroine find job with hero.
Hero started a cosmetic company because surfboard wax? he invented also worked for personal grooming. His girlfriend was murdered. There’s a huge building size portrait of her face on the wall outside the office.
Near the end, the hero finds out a homeless person killed his ex-girlfriend, perhaps with a penknife that the hero or his girlfriend gave the homeless person. Hero breaks up with the heroine, but watches her place from across the street. I think what spurs the hero to move forward is when the heroine’s brother takes her out and hero thinks the brother is a date.
Well this is certainly something.