The second book in the “Dying to be Beautiful” mystery series, “Fashion Queen,” begins with another murder on Eastern Long Island:
The mystery series takes place in The Hamptons, where the murdered and suspected murderers are often arrogant and obnoxious with a sense of entitlement. Private Investigator Jenna Preston and her longtime friend, Detective Troy Johnson, work together to solve these murders and other crimes.
Apparently, in the billion-dollar world of beauty—especially on the East End of Long Island—there are those who are literally… dying to be beautiful!
The idea of a murder mystery set in the glamorous world of The Hamptons really drew my attention and I was eager to dive into this book especially as I had seen that it is highly rated on Amazon and Goodreads.
However, I was a bit disappointed with the end result. The mystery itself was well written and complex, the characters were good and interesting; I just didn't enjoy the process of the investigation. There was no suspense. All the information was simply told to the investigator and detective who simply dawdled along from questioning one witness or suspect to the next.
It left me feeling quite bored and glad when I reached the end.
It is a fast paced, quick read though and perfect for mystery lovers out there who like a gentler paced story. I suspect that if I had read book one in the series then maybe I would have enjoyed this book a bit more. Unfortunately it hasn't inspired me to go back and read it.
I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.