Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen

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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things
Rachelle J. Christensen
Published: 8th July, 2014
Shadow Mountain

Summary:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she’s especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

What I liked: This story was a nicely paced cozy-mystery book, and even though it’s rare for me to read mystery books anymore I found myself quite enjoying the story. Nothing was easily laid out and there were characters who were “red herrings” for the reader to suspect and none of the clues for the story were totally obvious to me while I read it. It took me a while to scrounge up an actual list of real, viable suspects and figure out how things may happen.

What I didn’t like: I don’t understand at all why someone would choose to not involve the police in something like this, it struck me as a bit odd. If someone gets murdered, it’s always in your best interest to tell the police that it happened. No matter what you think.

Overall Review: While this book is apparently the first book in a series I thought it worked incredibly well as a standalone all to itself since everything tied up really well for the most part. I really enjoyed the characters overall and thought they were an interesting cast mix. A decently told mystery novel that had a well thought out plot. I really like how that even though the website was just something that was in the book there’s also now a blog for it. That made for a nice add-on to read and try a few of the recipe’s myself.

Recommend?: Yes, this was a good story and I’m glad to have given it a chance. It was a nice read and I’m sure plenty of other readers would find that appealing.

Goodreads: 4/5 Amazon: 4.5/5 Barnes&Noble: 4.5/5 BookDepository: 5/5

My Rating: 3.6/5

Rated Materials:
Cover: 3.9
Idea: 3.5
Story: 3.6
Characters: 3.5

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About the Author

Rachelle J. Christensen was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology.

She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. Rachelle has an amazing husband, five cute kids, three cats, and five chickens.

Links:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Goodreads | Craft Website

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