Fame is a Killer
Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series
December 9, 2016
Synopsis: Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last twenty-four hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled.
When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked--not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect in the killing.
Hope soon realizes that the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer herself.
Review: I love mysteries and I enjoyed this book, however, I felt as if the storyline was very rushed. From the beginning, it was fast-paced and one thing after the other seemed to be happening to the main character, which of course happens IRL. However, when the story takes a turn to Hope being accused of murder, she went straight into investigative mode, blaming everyone for the murder and giving mostly all of the suspects the same alibi. It was hard to connect with the main character without any background other than her being an actress. It was also hard to believe that after a day of investigation, she came home and watched one of her old shows and BOOM she knew exactly who the culprit was..which I did as well before I got to that part. I think what was missing was the lack of adventure. All in all I think the story was written well and definitely would like to read part two!