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
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.
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!
Number 1 for sure
Yes, especially when Bailey got kidnapped by the Gypsy cab driver. Lot's of additional twists and turns, even the subplots had subplots
Yes, but just couldn't do it. Wish I could have.
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.
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.
not at all, very simple story. Seemed like a dumbed down version of one of Kate White's usual books.
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.
Yes, only because I've read enough of her other books to know that she has written better books than this.
Her voice wasn't fluid.
no, the story didn't leave any cliff-hangers.
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