Thursday, August 04, 2011

Review: Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, #1)Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Buy at: Smashwords

The blurb:

L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears -- along with $20 million in embezzled funds -- and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by LAPD s sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her
The Review:
This is the first book in the High Heels series. I have to confess that I downloaded it when Dorchester offered it for free a year ago.
It languished on my laptop, unread, until I decided to load on to my Sony and read it on my holiday in Turkey. I am glad I did, since after what happened in Oslo, I needed something light and funny. I read it on the plane trip back, and it hooked me from the start. What hooked me wasn’t the plot. No, it was the characters and how they reacted. They got worried, they made reckless decisions. But what made this book was Maddie. She was a bundle of witty determination. I loved how she continued to search after her missing boyfriend, no matter what Ramirez told her. I also loved how she did the right thing at the end, which is NOT marrying her boyfriend. The end took my by surprise, I had someone else pegged as the murderer.

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