Emery Harper introduces a fabulous new addition to the ranks of amateur sleuths with this lively mystery. How could I not love a ginger heroine with a penchant for pink and solving mysteries?
Celeste Eagan isn’t too young or too old. She isn’t too dumb or too smart either. She’s just right for a mystery heroine. I enjoyed the fact that she was basically an average woman. She’s not over the top zany or neurotic. She’s just a woman who finds herself wrapped up in a murder case and I loved witnessing her handle the fallout. I enjoyed her frustration, her antics and her little heartbreaks.
Celeste’s daughter is precocious without being snarky or clichéd. Her intelligence is balanced with her brightness. The interactions between Celeste’s best friend and daughter were heart-warming.
This story had it all. Readers get a solid mystery, strong characters and an abundance of reactions and feelings for the reader. This is definitely one to read and I can’t wait to see what Celeste can get up to next.
All she wanted to do was get her ex-husband to leave her alone and the next thing Celeste Eagan knows she finds herself in the center of a murder investigation. Celeste, her ex and his current love all work at Peytonville Prep. When their boss is found dead and Celeste is labelled a person of interest she decides to find answers while trying to deal with a very determined and attractive detective.
Follow the zany antics of Celeste Eagan: prep school theater teacher by day, amateur sleuth by night. The first book in a new series from author Emery Harper, full of mystery and mayhem.Just last week, I was a regular single mom and drama teacher at Peytonville Prep with a semi-normal life. The only real drama I had to deal with involved my football-coach ex and his hussy girlfriend. And maybe deciding if I should take that full-time principal/actress job at the local playhouse.Everything changed when I discovered my boss hanging in his office. The suicide turned out to be a murder and my ex went suspiciously MIA. I tried to find some answers, but all that got me was labeled a person of interest by the attractively uptight Detective Shaw Muldoon. Not exactly the way I was hoping to interest him, if you know what I mean.Now my life is plenty exciting, if you count a stint in jail, several attempted break-ins, more dead bodies and the odd exploding car. Did I mention I also have my own personal stalker? It's becoming pretty clear that if I don't unmask the killer soon, my life won't ever be boring again…it will be over.