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So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery, Book 6 | [Kate White]

So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery, Book 6

Bailey Weggins, the Manhattan-based true-crime journalist, is in a good place. She's enjoying her regular gig at Buzz, a leading celebrity magazine, and hoping her first book will garner attention. In the love department, she's finally back in the game with her recently-turned-exclusive boyfriend, Beau Regan. When Beau heads out of town one early December weekend, Bailey accepts an invitation from her office friend Jessie to a music mogul's house in the country, hoping for a fun, relaxing getaway. But a weird tension settles over the houseguests....
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Publisher's Summary

At long last, the New York Times best-selling author of The Sixes and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan brings back the sassy crime-writer-turned-amateur-sleuth Bailey Weggins in an addictive story involving the mysterious death of a supermodel.

Bailey Weggins, the Manhattan-based thirtysomething true-crime journalist, is in a good place. She's enjoying her regular gig at Buzz, a leading celebrity magazine, getting freelance work, and hoping her first book will garner attention. In the love department, she's finally back in the game with her recently-turned-exclusive boyfriend, Beau Regan. When Beau heads out of town one early December weekend, Bailey accepts an invitation from her office friend Jessie to a music mogul's house in the country, hoping for a fun, relaxing getaway. But a weird tension settles over the houseguests - a glamorous crowd that includes the famously thin supermodel Devon Barr. An impending snowstorm only adds to the unease. So when Devon's lifeless body is found in her bed, Bailey immediately suspects foul play: She can't stop thinking of the day before, when a frightened Devon shivered in the woods and pleaded, "I have to get out of here. . . . It's not safe for me."

When Bailey starts to nose around, she finds herself a moving target - running closer to the truth and straight into danger. With her trademark irreverent wit, Bailey is a heroine who keeps us laughing while on the edge of our seats. New and longtime fans alike will devour this eagerly awaited mystery.

©2012 Kate White (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kristin natick, MA, United States 11-06-12
    Kristin natick, MA, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing story, wrong narrator"

    This was a poor continuation to the Bailey Weggins series. I don't recall Bailey being vapid, shallow, desperate or stupid, but in the years since her last appearance, she seems to have lost both her confidence and her common sense and was far more concerned with her dysfunctional relationship and if she would spend the holidays alone than with solving the mystery or self-preservation. There were several very obvious traps that she walked into haplessly and clear clues that she completely missed. By the end, I was actually hoping she would get Darwined out because her stupidity was so painful. Plot had promise but just limped along and supporting cast was underdeveloped and so it was actually really hard to care whodunit.

    This particular narrator was not the right choice for the series. While her delivery was fine, her voice has a gravelly, more mature quality that came off like a grandma talking dirty which was very disconcerting. She is better suited to Murder, She Wrote than Cosmo.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 05-22-12
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Big Bailey Weggins Fan!"
    Where does So Pretty It Hurts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1 for sure


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, especially when Bailey got kidnapped by the Gypsy cab driver. Lot's of additional twists and turns, even the subplots had subplots


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

    Bailey herself


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but just couldn't do it. Wish I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    A must buy for Bailey fans. Only one thing missing for me that was not in this book but the other Bailey books was Landon her neighbor. Not much interaction with him as in the other books. He was just part of the Bailey family and he was really missed by me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jill massillon, OH, United States 12-08-12
    Jill massillon, OH, United States 12-08-12
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    "Not my favorite in the Bailey Weggins series."
    Would you try another book from Kate White and/or Renee Raudman?

    yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I didn't like the narrators voice at all. I found it to be really annoying the way she slurred her ssssssss's at times.


    What three words best describe Renee Raudman’s performance?

    annoying, overexaggerated


    Was So Pretty It Hurts worth the listening time?

    not at all, very simple story. Seemed like a dumbed down version of one of Kate White's usual books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    julie Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-08-13
    julie Jacksonville, FL, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Decent- but not Kate White's best"
    What did you like best about So Pretty It Hurts? What did you like least?

    This is not Kate White's normal reader and I didn't really like how she did the voices. The story had a few intersting charactaers but the story didn't flow as well as they normally do. I thought it was very predictable.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kate White? Why or why not?

    Yes, only because I've read enough of her other books to know that she has written better books than this.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her voice wasn't fluid.


    Do you think So Pretty It Hurts needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, the story didn't leave any cliff-hangers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Austin, TX, United States 12-22-12
    Jessica Austin, TX, United States 12-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Love this series!"

    I have yet to be disappointed by a Baily Wiggins mystery. The characters are great, the romance is steamy, and the mystery plots always throw me through a loop! It's kind of like Nancy Drew meets the Devil Wears Prada. Baily is a crackerjack journalist who never leaves a stone unturned. And the closer she gets to finding the killer, the more dangerous her situation becomes. The narrator does a bangup job capturing the voices of each character, and her tone really fits Baily's personality. Keep 'em coming, Kate White!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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