The peach taffeta Bridesmaid dress- that should be Sophie’s problem. Not attempted murder.
Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid, and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face.
Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts—from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena’s made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop—and, yes, she’s no saint—but really, who deserves to be shot?
With an überlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie’s barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.
©2010 Kyra Davis (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This is a must read who-dunnit. Within minutes, Dena is shot in Maryanne's apartment and the rest of the novel is a classily woven who-done-it. There are many twist, turns and interesting backstories. Anatoly get fleshed out and we learn that he has secrets -- so there is a lot of meat in the backstories.
Garra Zackman continue to do a great job narrating and I've become accustomed to her reasonable pace and excellent control of the character interactions.
You want to read this novel and you are going to want to get to the next one as soon as possible. Keep the series going, its still has legs.
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
The narrator did a lousy job with the accents. The plot and the characters were mundane. It was paced like a typical cookie-cutter Harlequin romance-- no surprises
Great story! If you are a fan of the series, this one was much better than the last. Excellent cliff-hanger at the end. Good character distinction in the narration except for the fact that every now and then the narrator would slip and use the wrong voice for a character. Other than that, I really enjoyed this one!
If you like the other Kyra Davis books, than you will LOVE this one! All the witty characters are back for another mystery, I laughed out loud several times. I could not stop listening to it. I have to say the hardest thing is that there is a cliff hanger at the end and I can not wait till the next book comes out!!!
A better story
This was entirely disappointing. I did listen to the bitter end just to see who the culprit was. But the story was slow and boring. I didn't care for the characters, I did not like the narration, the whole thing was a miss for me.
Yes, if they were just looking for something short and easy and entertaining but not serious.
I thought she did a great job with all of them. Marianne was funny because she said things that were so dumb.
I did laugh. Some of the lines were just so cheesy they were funny.
I love these books, not because of Sophie's sleuthing skills (she doesn't have any) but because of the strong, dynamic characters. Sophie's primary investigation skills are getting into the middle of things and messing them up, she's a pathological liar, constantly fights with her boyfriend and has a tendency to do exactly what she shouldn't because someone pissed her off. In short, she could easily be a real woman. I don't think these books would suffer a bit if there was no murder, but there is and the villain is never straight-forward.
The scene where they catch the killer.
Anatoly opening up to Sophie after their fight.
Yes. I had to force myself to go to bed.
Listen to the series sequentially because they're all great books.
don't know, have not read the print version
plot twists for sure
Gabra is just a good reader
laugh, for sure
The overall story was good. But the reader's voices were painful to listen to. She sounded corny and unbelievable.
Great light mystery read. Romance is not over the top and it was a great listen driving to and from work. My work reading is so heavy that I need light-weight pleasure reading that is still intelligent and mature and this hit the spot.
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