Review: Look Closely

With three previous regular chick lit novels under her belt, Laura Caldwell’s latest book Look Closely is a suspense/mystery chick lit novel – one that I found hard to put down.

It all begins when New York City Attorney Hailey Sutter receives an anonymous letter one day that simply reads: “There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look closely”. Immediately Hailey knows that the note has something to do with her mother’s death, which happened over twenty years ago but has always been shrouded in mystery and silence. As a matter of fact, she has been estranged from her sister and brother her entire adult life, and her father, who practices for the same law firm as Hailey, always closes up whenever the subject is brought up. Continue reading Review: Look Closely

Review: Dating Can Be Deadly


Dating Can Be Deadly
by Wendy Roberts
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Meet Tabitha. After having her purse snatched while waiting for the bus with her friend Jenny one evening, she comes across something very disturbing in a graveyard. Blessed (or is it cursed?) with the gift of clairvoyance, it’s not the first time Tabitha has been able to see visions of horrible things to come. Sure enough, she is soon thrown headlong into a mystery involving a woman’s death, two handsome men, an old abandoned building, disgusting beetle bugs, and frightening nightmares and visions. Somehow she must get to the bottom of the mystery because it seems whoever is responsible has chosen her for his next victim…

With a plethora of intriguing details about witchcraft and clairvoyance mixed in with drinks with the girls, dates with handsome unobtainable men, Continue reading Review: Dating Can Be Deadly

Review: The Givenchy Code


The Givenchy Code is one of the latest new chick lit mysteries that are beginning to trickle out into the market. Chick lit meets danger/suspense/action in this novel- or at least I thought it was supposed to. Let me elucidate.

Meet Melanie Prescott. The first time we meet her, she is a hip, upbeat woman just scraping by on rent, hoping to meet Mr. Right and trying to fund her expensive taste for designer shoes. The day starts off normally: she is walking dogs for some extra cash when she runs into her ex boyfriend Todd, who manages to coerce her (with beautiful designer shoes) into coming over to his place for dinner. But after a night spent with him, she wakes and discovers him in a pool of blood and brains… and the hunt begins. Continue reading Review: The Givenchy Code

Review: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte


It took me a while to get into the new mystery chick lit sub-genre, but now that I am in it, I’m hooked – completely, for which I have Red Dress Ink to thank so far! Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis is the third such release from Red Dress Ink – and I hope there are many more to come.

Our main heroine Sophie Katz is a mystery-writer with quite an imagination. She has just about completed her latest novel when she hears the bad news: famous movie producer Michael Tolsky has committed suicide. Sophie thinks it is odd that his “suicide” was done just as a scene in his movie was done. Also, Tolsky was supposed to be making one of Sophie’s books into a movie. Needless to say, she is a bit upset. Things don’t get much better when other people begin dropping like flies around her – and their deaths begin resembling scenes from one of her bestselling novels. Continue reading Review: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte