Friday, February 7, 2020

Book Review - Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis


When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination . . .
Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose--and that she's the next target. If she doesn't solve the mystery, her own bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly imagination (why, oh, why did she have to pick the ax?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics. The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect....

My Thoughts: I listened to the audio book for this and it was so fun!  The cover even screams fun but I honestly picked it up because I needed to read a book with a gun on the cover for a reading challenge I was participating in. (blush)  But hey it doesn't matter what brought me to read it just that I did and I adored it!

It has loads of action and a great cast of fun characters especially Sophie and her out of this world friends, Marcus and Dena. They kept me laughing. Don't let that pink cover fool you though...this isn't a "fluffy" story but one of a kick-ass lady who goes in search of a killer she thinks is acting out parts from her stories. It's funny and dangerous the predicaments she finds herself in along with her "helpful" friends.

I felt the narrator did a great job differentiating among the different characters which made the story even more enjoyable.

About the Author:

Kyra Davis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Just One Night, Pure Sin and Sophie Katz series as well as So Much For My Happy Ending. Just One NIght has been optioned for television by Anonymous, (the producers of True Detective)

Before publishing her first book, Sex, Murder And A Double Latte in 2005 Kyra supported herself and her son as a marketing manager for a sports club and before that was a department manager at Nordstrom’s Savvy department. She studied at The Fashion Institute Of Design and Merchandising and Golden Gate University.

Kyra now lives with her husband (director and screenwriter, Rod Lurie), her teenage son (proud science-geek and Hawaiian-Shirt-aficionado), dog (champion eater and guardian of the backyard…no squirrel will dare set foot in it) and gecko (the gecko doesn’t do much).

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