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Review/Giveaway – Xs, An Allie Armington Mystery by Louise Gaylord

An Allie Armington Mystery

2nd in Series
Publisher: Little Moose Press (January 15, 2007)
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0978604912
E-Book File Size: 391 KB
ASIN: B003552TIS

The trouble started with a call from her sister, a supermodel, in New York City. The next thing she knew, Allie Armington, young, bright, successful and slightly bored Texas attorney, was on a plane to the Big Apple. Beautiful women are showing up dead, neat X marks carved in their breasts with almost surgical precision. Chilling enough in the abstract, but made all too real when Allie’s sister’s roommate turns up among them. In a New York minute, Allie’s up to her eyeballs in an NYPD sting operation targeting mega-rich men hosting parties in a secluded castle on the exclusive Jersey shore.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This book was released several years ago but I found it when searching for an “X” book for my Alphabet Soup A – Z Challenge. I have not read the first book in the series so I had a little catching up to do on the characters.

Sisters Allie and Angela may not live close to each other at the moment but when Angela calls with an unusual request Allie comes running.  What happens next is really quite unbelievable but the author reeled me right in and I couldn’t put the book down. Deception, lies, drug, sex and they are all tied together and I can’t say more or I will give the whole thing away.

Definitely an adult read with adult situations. This story was not what I expected and would call it a very unique read. The situations are serious and suspenseful but the author also adds a bit of humor. There are several twists and I feel that by not reading Anacacho first I was a little perplexed at the conclusion.

A quick, fast, entertaining read to fulfill the spot in my challenge. I do need a book set in New Mexico for my Where Are You Reading? Challenge and Spa Deadly which appears to be the next book in this series takes place so I may have to give that book a try.

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