With four mysteries under her belt, freelance writer Bailey Weggins is looking to quickly extract herself from her deadly dealings with murder, and throw herself headlong into a relationship that will make her toes curl. But with budding filmmaker Beau Regan out of the country, and basically out of the picture, Bailey has had to settle on diving headfirst into a pile of work at the illustrious BUZZ Magazine, where she's busy reporting news about celebrities who shoplift. When aspiring actor, Chris Wickersham, once again enters the picture, however, dragging along the disappearance of a close friend, Bailey knows that things are looking up: for both her love life, and her career.
Summers in New York City are known as being one of two things: sticky and unbearable. If you have the time and money to escape from the sweltering atmosphere, please do. Bailey Weggins isn't one of those people. Instead of frolicking on the beach in the Hamptons, year after year she finds herself trapped in her Village apartment, working on some crazy story. This summer, however, the story is crazier than ever. Chris Wickersham was a fling she had over six months ago, but now the hottie is back in her life. Starring in a new drama known as Morgue, Chris is set to blow up, and be the apple of every female's eye. But there's one thing weighing down his conscience - the disappearance of his pal and costar Tom Fain. Two weeks ago, Tom up and disappeared, and no one has heard from him since. Bailey just knows that something out of the ordinary is up, and agrees to do a little digging for Chris - as well as her BUZZ editor, who will certainly eat this story up with a spoon. But just as things begin to heat up in Bailey's investigation - as well as her budding relationship with Chris - Beau Regan turns up, looking to pick up where things left off all those months ago. Bailey wants nothing more than to be with one, or both, of these relationship-worthy guys; but before she can even think about settling down with the guy of her choice, she's determined to solve the case, and scoop one of the biggest Hollywood stories of the century. But first she'll have to do what she can to get the killer story to press, before she's the culprit's next victim.
So many book series fall victim to becoming stagnant and repetitive; so is not the case for Kate White. White manages to keep everything in her Bailey Weggins' mysteries fresh, clean, original, and up-to-date. Leaving behind the world of GLOSS, White has tossed Bailey into the cutthroat world of tabloid reporting, and created a new setting, along with new characters that keep the story hopping from beginning to end. As always, Bailey is absolutely perfect from her head to her toes. Her quick wit, inquisitive nature, and ability to look stylish even in the middle of a murder investigation make her appear down-to-earth and relatable; and the clever storylines White crafts work to make one thrilling tale. The male protagonists - Chris and Beau - add a little spice to the story; while Bailey's neighbor, Landon, provides a bit of girly gossip every now and then which produces quite a few laughs. Unlike so many books, White is able to concoct a mystery that is difficult even for the most seasoned amateur sleuth to solve, and keeps the reader on their toes until the very last page is turned. Fast-paced and fun!
This was a great read- bailey gets herself in the middle of the action when searching for the muderer. I think I liked this one more than others in the series. Karina
This is a good mystery. I like Kate White's writing style. She makes her mysteries suspenseful, but not so that you can't put it down and get to bed when you need to.
I would recommend if you like who dunit mysteries.