When Europe's designer du jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie's sure she's died and gone to heaven. That is, until Jean Luc's top model is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel. Sure someone is trying to frame her, Maddie enlists the help of her friends, including the sexy Detective Jack Ramirez, to uncover a daring jewel heist, a devious blackmailer, and even a few skeletons lurking in the closets of those closest to her.
©2010 Gemma Halliday (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Yes, I would try another book from Gemma Halliday and Caroline Schaffer. I just can't take anymore of the unbelievable idiotic adventures of Maddie Springer.
No redeeming qualities at all ... zero, ziltch, nada!
I like goofy, silly, slapstick, kind of girls doing crazy stuff. Book 3 and 4 made me want to gag! Actually, they made me write a review. Way to idiotic for my taste. I thought Maddie was zany in books 1 and 2 by book 3 she became unrealistic not even in a good fiction way.
As somebody who loved the Stephanie Plum novels, I bought the first six of this series based on the reviews. Where Janet Evanovich has created a likeable character in Stephanie and surrounded her with larger than life characters, Gemma Halliday has created a female character in Maddie Springer who is two dimensional, predictable and not very likeable. She is clearly following an Evanovich style formula with the love interest being a Latin policeman (Spanish not Italian origin) and a series of ridiculous and uninteresting characters.
It may be an LA thing, but if I was a woman, I would not want to be portrayed as being so superficial. Had a man written this story, he would have been pilloried for viewing women as being so shallow.
I would be very surprised if people would enjoy this as a caricature of LA life. As a thriller/mystery story, the plot was poor, the dialogue worse and my interest diminished to non-existent.
Of the six books I have bought, I have listened to one and a half, and will not listen to the rest.
Well read, but could not hide the lack of quality in the prose.
Irritation and disappointment.
I've listened to a few of the high heels books now. I do enjoy the stories for light listening... but I absolutely CANNOT handle the voice of the narrator anymore. This will be the last one.
Her voice is very pitchy and high...
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