So Pretty It Hurts (Bailey Weggins Series #6)

So Pretty It Hurts (Bailey Weggins Series #6)

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by Kate White
     
 

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At long last, the New York Times bestselling 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.

Overview

At long last, the New York Times bestselling 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cosmo editor-in-chief White’s entertaining sixth Bailey Weggins mystery (after 2007’s Lethally Blonde) finds whip-smart reporter Bailey working hard at the New York gossip rag Buzz while dating elusive documentary filmmaker Beau Regan. When Beau suddenly takes off for Arizona to work on a new film, Bailey accepts a weekend invitation to a record producer’s upstate country house, where the demise of a celebrity guest soon causes consternation. Not satisfied that supermodel Devon Barr died of a drug overdose or committed suicide, Bailey embarks on a relentless quest to figure out who and what killed Devon in the prime of her career. But the more dark secrets Bailey uncovers, the more she has to watch her own back. While the prose can be more kitsch than clever in this fast-paced, insider look at the seedy underworld of fame, series fans and readers who love tabloid drama will be enthralled. Agent: Sandra Dijkstra, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. (Mar.)
New York Post
“[A] delicious tale.”
Romantic Times
“Intriguing, well-developed characters and fast-paced action make this mystery an entertaining read.”
Booklist
“After two stand-alones from White, it’s good to have Bailey back in her sixth outing (after Lethally Blond, 2007). She’s a smart, sexy sleuth with a growing fan base.”
Library Journal
Sexy true crime journalist Bailey Weggins (Lethally Blond) gets tangled up in a supermodel's death in her breezy sixth outing. [See Prepub Alert, 9/19/11.]
Kirkus Reviews
Celebrity-crime writer Bailey Weggins (Over Her Dead Body, 2005, etc.) returns for another round of crime in which she gets a mite too close to the celebrities. When her current Mr. Right, Beau Regan, announces that maybe he'll be back from his documentary shoot by Saturday night and maybe he won't, Bailey's miffed enough for some gentle retaliation: She'll accept her best bud Jessie Pendergrass' invitation to join her at record producer Scott Cohen's bucolic upstate place for the weekend. Bad move. A combination of winter weather and a power outage strands the B-list guests in the converted barn; Scott whispers to Jessie that he'd love to try a threesome with Bailey; and, oh yeah, the headline guest, veteran model Devon Barr, dies of an unexplained heart attack. Since it's Bailey's job to explain the inexplicable for Buzz, she's quizzing Devon's agent Cap Darby, his wife Whitney, Devon's booker Christian Hayes, Devon's model friend Tory Hart and Tory's rocker boyfriend Tommy Quinn about what they saw and heard and know even before the lights come back on and the party can return to the Big Apple, where secrets will be disclosed and tension will fizzle—or rather be recalled to its roots. Instead of asking which bland celebrity fed anorexic Devon the diuretic that killed her, fans can noodle over the larger questions of whether a blackmail accusation will get Bailey sacked from Buzz and whether she and her Beau really have what it takes for the long haul. Half And Then There Were None, and half relationship primer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061576607
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Bailey Weggins Series, #6
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Kate White, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the stand-alone novels Hush, The Sixes, and Eyes on You, as well as the Bailey Weggins mystery series. She is editor of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She is also the author of popular career books for women, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Glens Falls, New York
Education:
Union College, 1972
Website:
http://www.KateWhite.com

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So Pretty It Hurts (Bailey Weggins Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I picked it up I could not put it down! I have read all of her books and love them all! Great read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Kate White's characters in the Bailey Wiggins series the plot in So Pretty it Hurts is timely and compelling A mystery that the reader deosn't solve long before the ending Keep 'em coming Kate White
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed So Pretty It Hurts but not as much as the last 2 in the series. Lethally Blond was a "killer" read. I don't know if missed Bailey too much that my expectations were too high. I love this series and won't deter me from catching up with Bailey again.
Diana54 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the whole Bailey Weggins series.
smilesMA More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful Kate white book! They are truly my favorite. Couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Ms. White always keep you on the end of your seat, and trying to quess who done it. I have read and enjoyed all of Ms. White's books, just wish she could write them faster.
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