~ If Looks Could Kill
5 journalers for this copy...
My members are (tentative order):
cestmoi (up the street and around the corner)
16stepper (AZ - back to the US)
I will get released in the wild by the last bookray member. However, I am still open for more new members - I'd like to keep moving as long as possible.
Off to "cestmoi" to start the bookray. We are still accepting new members.
It was so nice to meet you Nina and hopefully will see you again soon!
I'll journal again when I've finished this, probably in a day or two! Mystery is still my favourite genre and I love finding new authors.
Thanks nkwriter for introducing me to yet another mystery author and series to follow!
This goes off to Tyressia on Wednesday (tomorrow is a holiday!).
"If Looks Could Kill" was a quick, easy read. I loved that it was set in New York City, and it was very sexy at times. It was obvious to me that White had inside knowledge of the Fashion Industry herself - every character's outfit was described in lengthy detail, and that helped me form a detailed picture of each character in my mind's eye.
Unfortunately, I felt that the story dragged in places. Bailey followed one lead after another, but without any real depth or insight. Just one task after another, as if I was watching someone go through their daily routine - and it stirred up about that same level of excitement. The writing style was very simple. It was meant to be edgy at times, using slang and words someone young might utter, and I suppose it fit in with the New York theme. The entire tone of the novel was very light, even while it tackled such a heavy topic as murder.
As far as the characters go, I liked Landon best out of all of them, and I wish he had been given more depth as a character. Unfortunately, he only appeared in a couple of scenes. The same was true of Jack, who I also instantly liked. Oddly enough, I didn't quite take to any of the women, including Bailey herself. They all seemed aloof, whiny, and just slightly out of my grasp and understanding.
Bottom line: a light, entertaining read, but simplistic and predictable in the end.
The book will head out to net on Monday. :)
Book was mailed out to net - enjoy! :)