Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Death by Romance by Anne Kennison

He's selling his business through an IPO, has a special present for his wife, and he's looking forward to more time with her.  It's not to be.  As he warms up his car to go home someone walks up, calls his name, and shoots him dead in the car...

Goddess Fish Blog Tours provided me with a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published, so you find a copy now.

Jessica was looking for a better life after the bank passed her by on a job promotion.  It should have been hers but a male got the position.  When one of her customers suggests another way to make money, she's willing to gamble.  Her only problem was that she fell into love with the man she thought she was tricking.  She had to stay married to him for seven years, then the pre-nup ended.  But she didn't want to get divorced; she loved him and he loved her.  Her world falls apart when he's murdered.  Who did it?

This is a complex tale of a plot that leads you in a million different directions, none of them the right way.  The detective is facing retirement and is glad to have found another case to carry him through.  He's not so fond of the people he has to question.  It turns out there was a partnership established that found good looking people and helped them become their best.  Then they matched the man or woman with someone who had a lot of money.  The first one was a success; the next two weren't.  Jessica is number four and they've been waiting for seven years.  The problem is that if one of them were the killer, no one would get their money.

You have the Mob, lawyers, restaurant owners, teachers, salon owners and more involved in this plot.  How do you pick someone out?  The detective is determined to get the right person but it's hard to decide who is right when everyone is lying and someone else commits suicide.  I never guessed who it was and the ending is dramatic.  This was a very good read.

Ms. Kennison has a good writing style and draws you in quickly.  As quirky as the characters are, she made me feel bad for her main character.  She got my attention and kept it.

Anne will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

Good luck and happy reading! 


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!


Unknown said...

I have been enjoyed the tour and this review especially has made me really excited to read Death by Romance. I haven't read a good mystery in quite some time! Thank you.

Unknown said...

This sounds like an intriguing, multi-layered book! Thank you for sharing!

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book, thanks for sharing!

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