Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is now going nowhere fast. She traded in her chic life for a shabby one. And now she’s on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past…
After two weeks as the new salesclerk at Juliana’s, Fort Lauderdale’s ultra-exclusive clothing boutique, Helen still feels out of fashion. And since the only crime likely to be committed around here is being old-or worse, looking old-Helen figures she’s safe. Until she discovers the manager has been embezzling money and selling designer drugs along with the designer clothes. Add murder to the mix-and Helen’s dead-end job is downright deadly.
This was the second book that I have read in this series. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to read them in order. This was a book my sister found in a used book store. I want to try to find them all.
I absolutely fell in love with the characters. The writing is superb. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the story is set in Sunny South Florida (which is where I live).
This was one of those cozy mysteries that you just can’t put down. It really keeps you guessing because there are so many red herrings thrown into the mixture.
The description of the “plastic” women who shop at those upscale boutiques in Fort Lauderdale was right on the money. I know many women who are exactly like that. I know at my last job, we would sometimes sit and try to figure out which of our clients had which plastic surgery.
I definitely recommend catching her books. She also has another series of cozy mysteries out that I am going to hunt for as well.