In this exciting new installment of the Alexandra Cooper seriesl the gang is all together again as they try to solve the murder of a model and determine whether a fashion mogul's suicide is as straight forward as it seems.
The story starts shortly after the last book ends. Alex is off work still and is suffering from anxiety related to her abduction. When Mike is called back in to work these cases Alex tries to get back to a sense of normalcy. An old friend of hers has a connection to the case and Alex finds that she can't help but get involved. As she, Mike and Mercer begin asking questions they find things are much more complicated that they first realized.
One of my favorite things about this series is how the author weaves the history and landmarks of New York City in to each book. This one carried on that tradition and in this we learned a lot about the garment district and the community that makes up the fashion industry. There was one historical fact I found really interesting and I ended up reading additional information from other sources on it.
The case itself was interesting and the book started a little slow for me but picked up quickly and then went at a good pace until the end. The end had a surprise twist and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
This was a good murder/suspense story and while it is a part of a long running series, it can be read as a standalone.
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers a heart-pounding thriller that explores the dark secrets of Manhattan's iconic fashion scene in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel.
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage’s death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion.
With her own job at the DA's office in jeopardy, and the temptation to self-medicate her PTSD with alcohol almost too strong to resist, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime—and the possible homicide—beneath the glitz. Along with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the twisted roots and mixed motives among the high-profile players in the Garment District. The investigation takes the trio from the missing money in Wolf Savage's international fashion house to his own recovery from addiction; from the role of Louisiana Voodoo in his life to his excessive womanizing; and to the family secrets he kept so well-hidden, even from those closest to him—just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.
With Killer Look, Linda Fairstein proves once again why she is the “Queen of Intelligent Suspense.”*