Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lethally Blond by Kate White

I have read all of Kate White's books and have enjoyed them all. I got the latest from the library, and like I mentioned in my previous entry, I was a little hesitant to read it since I was kind of over the chick-lit mystery books. I read it anyways, and enjoyed it. A solid B read.

Whenever a celebrity hurls a phone, crashes a car, or murders a spouse, crime journalist Bailey Wiggins is there to cover it for the gossip magazine Buzz. Now the much hyped show Morgue has begun shooting in Manhattan, and just as Bailey starts reminiscing about her fling with the show's gorgeous star, Chris Wickersham, he phones her. But Chris isn't calling to rekindle their flame. His friend, Tom, who plays a small role on the show, has gone missing, and while no one seems to be alarmed, Chris can't believe his friend would just take off before the show premiers.

Bailey starts to investigate Tom's disapperance as a favor to Chris, and she soon realizes there is more going on then meets the eye. Delving deeper into the glamourous yet crazy world of TV, she finds herself in the middle of a killer story- literally- and also in the line of fire. As the missing person case gets hotter, so does the action between the sheets for Bailey- especially the moment her crush Beau Regan hits town again.

When mysterious phone calls turn ominous and it's clear she's being stalked, Bailey becomes determined to solve the case in less time than the length of a Hollywood marriage. Unless she unearths the truth, she could become the inspriation for Morgue's next episode.

Kate White is a wonderful author and she really knows how to tell a story. The mystery was well covered and Bailey does a wonderful job off solving it without leaving the reader thinking that that could never happen. I hate in some mysteries where you know the way that the sleuth solves it could never happen in real life. Ms. White is also the editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, and I was sure that that fact would only add to the amount of name dropping of couture designers, but there was little of it. The love triangles that developed were also very interesting, though I definitely had a favorite. I will choose to read the next in the series, but as they all come out in hardback, will get it from the library.

Not sure what is up next. I went to the thrift store yesterday and got 10 books for $2.00 so maybe one of those or another from the TBR piles. Have a good rest of the weekend and happy reading!

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