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The Dead and the Beautiful based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This was a delightful mystery full of juicy Hollywood insider gossip. I loved Nicki Harper, but her mother Victoria steals the scene whenever she appears. I thought the mystery was well done, but the setting and the characters make this book a keep for me. I'm buying copies to give as holiday gifts. Funny and read-to-the last page fun.
Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite Nikki Harper always seems to be wherever trouble is. It seems she can never escape the paparazzi as the daughter of a famous actress; but she also never seems to shake off the watchful gaze of Detective Dombrowski, especially since she keeps turning up at his murder scenes. This time, Nikki has been thrust into the spotlight when her boyfriend’s sister is accused of murder. Everyone seems to believe Allison did it, everyone except Nikki that is, and she’ll do absolutely anything to prove that Allison is innocent. Having Allison just proved 'not guilty' won’t do it for Nikki; she has to completely clear Allison's name and quickly, before the murderer comes back in The Dead and the Beautiful. Nikki Harper is the daughter of a famous actress which, of course, puts her out of the league of most people. But when you read about the troubles she’s having in her life, you’ll find yourself relating to her. Of course, when she talks about the fancy clothes and amazing parties you’ll definitely wish you were her as well. This story, however, isn’t just about the lavish lifestyle because the mystery of it all will definitely pull you in. After all, this time the murder victim is someone that seems universally adored by everyone and the circumstances surrounding his death just don’t seem real. The secrets that people in Hollywood will kill to keep are the focus of this excellent book by Cheryl Crane. You’ll definitely be intrigued and stunned to find out the real story behind the stars of the world.