Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Say Yes To The Death: A Debutante Dropout Mystery by Susan McBride - Review
Happy Publication Day to my friend, the brilliant author Susan McBride. The latest in her "Debutante Dropout" mystery series, "Say Yes To The Death," is out today and it's fantastic!
About The Book:
Someone old, someone cruel ...
Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos—so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a bad case of déjà vu. As does running into her old prep-school bully, Olivia La Belle, the wedding planner, who's graduated to berating people for a living on her reality TV show. But for all the times Andy wished her dead, nobody deserves Olivia's fate: lying in a pool of blood, a cake knife in her throat—but did the angry baker do it?
Millicent Draper, the grandmotherly owner of Millie's Cakes, swears she's innocent, and Andy believes her. Unfortunately, the cops don't. Though Andy's fiancé, lawyer Brian Malone, is handling Millie's case, she's determined to spring Millie herself. But where to start? "La Belle from Hell" had enemies galore. Good thing Andy has a BFF who's a reporter— and a blue-blood mother who likes to pull strings.
It is such a pleasure to read absolutely anything by Susan McBride and "Say Yes To The Death" is no exception!
Susan has such a way with her writing that is so fun to read - she adds in the right amount of humor along with just the right dash of mystery to keep readers on the edge of their seats, all while laughing along the way to a very satisfying ending!
"Say Yes ..." is the sixth book in the "Debutante Dropout" series, but first time readers can catch on quickly to the life and antics of sassy Texas gals Andy and her mother Cissy! These characters are an absolute hoot - full of that special kind of Texas spunk and charm that make them memorable and admirable. And the backdrop setting of upscale Dallas, Texas is just perfect for this fascinating story - I knew each and every landmark Susan includes in the story and I felt like I was riding shotgun with Andy and Cissy as they try to clear their dear friend of the murder charges against her.
I so highly recommend Susan McBride's latest book. Readers who love a rollicking good time in their mysteries will just love this book! And I predict that readers will want to run out and get the other books in this series!
About The Author:
Susan McBride is the USA Today bestselling author of Blue Blood, the first of the Debutante Dropout Mysteries. The award-winning series includes The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night of the Living Deb, and Too Pretty to Die. She's also the author of The Truth About Love and Lightning, Little Black Dress, and The Cougar Club, all Target Recommended Reads. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and daughter, the amazing Emily!
Check out Susan's website at www.susanmcbride.com for more info on her books and upcoming projects!
My thanks to Harper Collins Publishers for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.