Review: Silenced in Sequins
Title: Silenced in Sequins
Series: Resale Boutique Mystery #2
Author: Debra Sennefelder
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:With her bottom line looking a little threadbare, Kelly is going all out to promote the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique. She’s counting on Black Friday to recover her start-up expenses—including a website and an advertising blitz. But the publicity is overkill when two warring divas, and one sparkly evening dress, thrust Kelly and her fledgling business into a scandal she can’t afford. The gorgeous garment came to Kelly from the walk-in closets of Wendy Johnson, one of reality TV’s Long Island Ladies. When Wendy’s former co-star, Diana Delacourte, graces a Christmas gala in the dress that was once her rival’s, a very public catfight ensues. But is Wendy to blame when sequin-clad Diana turns up dead? Dodging the show’s ever-present cameras—and a detective’s stern warnings—Kelly hunts for a killer before the powerful celebrity-suspect makes good on her threats and rips her to shreds . . .
My Review: I wanted to like this story much more than I did. I love a good cozy mystery but for some reason this one just didn't really hold my attention as much as I would have like. There's a good cast of characters and an intriguing story line but I found myself getting bored a couple of times and I just wasn't invested in the story. This could have been because I'm not really into fashion or reality tv, of which the story featured quite a bit, or because I hadn't read book one but either way it just wasn't a great read for me.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*