17 February 2012

So Pretty it Hurts; Kate White

So Pretty It Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The last Kate White mystery I read, Hush, suffered from some of the same problems this one does: over exposition of plot and extraneous details that aren't really needed. There's also an obligatory "villain confesses all" scene. And the writing style? A little too breezy.

Having said that, the question of Who Killed Devon Barr was well handled, with the answer coming as a bit of a surprise (never a bad thing and it's what upped this from a 2 star rating). The characters were all stereotypes, with the exception of our intrepid heroine-true crime writer-detective Bailey. The research that went into the use of ipacec (and really, now that I think of it, who even buys that these days?) and Lasix as "tools" for anorexia was impressive, and I did wonder about how that might affect anyone on the brink of a relapse.

ARC provided by publisher.

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