Reviewed by: Jess
Genre: Female Sleuth/Mystery
Approximate word count: 75,000
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When not writing, Lexi Revellian can be found creating jewelry for the Queen Mum and Margaret Thatcher in London. She has published two novels, Torbrek and the Dragon Variation and Trav Zander, both fantasies. Her second contemporary novel Replica has just become available this month. If you'd like to learn more about Lexi, read her short stories, or the first few chapters of her novels visit her website or her blog.
Caz Tallis has finally finished decorating the flat above her rocking horse restoration studio only to find the not-so-dead fugitive lead singer of The Voices and his dog sleeping on her new patio sofa. Upon befriending them, she finds herself immersed in a web of lies, hobnobbing with celebrities, trying to decide who to trust, who to lust, and whodunit.
This is one of my favorite genres. To me, Female Sleuth is a bit of Mystery, Chic Lit, and Romance all in a clean little package. I loved Ms. Revellian's characters. They were charming and endearing with just enough tang to keep them real. She paced the book perfectly. Both the plot and relationships grew gradually in complexity hitting their peaks simultaneously. The dialogue was easy to follow and the narration made scene transitions beautifully. I have never been to London, but it felt like I was there! The rousing action interspersed with light romance would make this an enjoyable read for both sexes. It's a page-turner, you'll want to finish it the same day you start it.
This was my first time reading a British author without an American editor revamping it for a US edition. I was thankful that the New Oxford American Dictionary built into the Kindle contained all the British spellings and definitions as well as much of the slang.
Keeping the spelling nuances in mind, I did not find any errors.
Rating: **** Four Stars