Well the holiday’s are over, all the loveliness of Valentine’s Day is over; are you ready for a book that you can sink your teeth into? Something that is not just the fun, fluffy, cozy, holiday winter books? Then The Last Dinner Party
is your perfect next read. It has a little bit of everything for you. There is romance, tons of mystery, housewife gossip and of coarse murder.
From Back of Book
“When Jeanie D’Alisa is found murdered in her bedroom after hosting a dinner party in her home, detectives Anna Cole and Kristy Hicks are called to investigate the crime. Known within her community for her generous, yet unpredictable nature, Jeanie’s secrets unfold as family, friends and neighbors become suspects. Anna and Kristy discover stamped passport pages revealing travels unknown and a curious relationship between Jeanie and the charming salesman who frequents the apartment building. Meryl, Jeanie’s devoted but needy friend, further complicates the investigation when she phones Jeanie’s sister who is studying abroad and lies to her about the cause of death. Through a muddied pool of misdirection and betrayal, will Anna and Kristy be able to assemble the clues in order to bring Jeanie’s killer to justice? The path to solving the mystery becomes tangled with faces of loved ones who are revealed to be foes in this story about the lengths people will go to in order to save themselves.”
While I thought that I knew who did it, I was so very wrong. About a third into the book, a new character was added out of the blue. Kinda of random I thought, so I was convinced that this new person just had to be the killer. It was a thought that I kept right up until the reveal of the real killer. Let me tell you it was a shocker. Maybe I am just no good at a who-done-it books; but this one had me going.
Overall I really liked this book. The plot was nicely laid out. It moved at a laid back speed, but certainly didn’t lag. There were some twists and turns throughout the book that you don’t see coming. I loved the entire cast of characters. There were a lot of characters too, and the author did a great job of developing all of them very well. Even the minor back ground characters were developed. You really got to know EVERYONE in the book.
If I absolutely had to, no ifs, ands, or buts; had to find an issue with this book. It would be the color of the page that it was printed on. My husband calls me a book snob because this is what bothered me. But the page was very bright white, like oddly white. This would be solved easily with getting the kindle version instead though. Honestly that is my only complaint about the entire book. The story itself, the writing style, the plot all five stars in my book (hehe).
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What about you guys? What do you like to read? Is the murder of a housewife during a dinner party something that you would read up on? Let me know