Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Quick and The Dead: A contemporary British mystery by Susan Moody

Alex and Helena are creating books together.  They pick art photographs, collate them in book form and create text to explain their significance.  They contrast each other and that works well in their book endeavors.  When they quit for the day, Alex reminds her that they have a meeting the next day to put together a book deal and that Helena needs to be there and be on time.  She promises she will.  But she doesn't show up...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review.  It will be published May 1st.

When Alex goes to Helena's home to see what happened, she finds a dead body in the bedroom.  She's afraid it's Helena but it's not.  She has no idea who this blonde is but she's definitely dead.

For a while, Helena is believed to be the killer.  Alex is determined to find Helena and clear her name.  She sifts through relatives, ex-husbands, and other people who were connected with her.  She also figures out who the dead woman is.  Then she talks to the people who knew her.  None of it is connecting together yet.

I had an idea of why the lady got killed but had no idea who killed her.  The ending is tense and suspenseful.  Three women have died before the end and it's all because someone's mind came unhinged.  Be careful out there, the world is a dangerous place.

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