Death of a Trophy Wife (A Jaine Austen Mystery)

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Release Date: 
April 26, 2010
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If you love a good mystery, this book is for you. Although written in first person with the author speaking to the reader—which may not be to the taste of some readers—it is a unique approach making Death of a Trophy Wife well worth the read. The main character is an advertising writer and a part time sleuth. She leads the reader through a murder mystery with a case of suspects, each having their own skeletons. This book is a compelling read that will keep most readers going and not wanting to stop so they can find out what happens next. There are some interesting characters in this mystery that come into Jaine’s life, characters whom readers may find amusing. Her neighbor friend, Lance, is one of them. There are some twists, turns, and a surprise ending that some readers may not expect. Through it all, the reader gets taken on a fabulous journey through lives of the Southern California rich. Those with trophy wives live in a way that shines a light on many facets of their life at home, not just their businesses. What skeletons emerge one night at a party? Whose life is unalterably changed? The answers turn many guests into suspects. Do the police finally figure out the culprit or does our amateur part-time sleuth? The answers to these questions will deeply satisfy mystery buffs. Although written in a somewhat unorthodox style, Death of a Trophy Wife is a book that readers will find easy and fun to read. Mystery lovers will not want to pass it up.