Friday, December 13, 2013

Ruby Heart by Cristelle Comby

Ruby Heart
The Neve & Egan cases - Volume 2
by Cristelle Comby

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Just released: September 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Mystery, New Adult
Paperback: 290 pages
Rating: 4.5

When elderly client Doris Hargrave informs private investigator Alexandra Neve that her beloved antique ruby heart necklace has gone missing for the second time in a period of over sixty years, Alexandra knows this is no ordinary jewelry theft. The ruby heart is a family heirloom and the only thing that connects an ailing Mrs Hargrave to her parents, who were murdered during the Holocaust.

To solve the case, Alexandra and her business partner, blind history professor Ashford Egan, must sift through obscure Holocaust documents to find out the truth. It’s that way that they learn of a secret World War II-era love affair which could hold the key to all the answers they are looking for. Meanwhile, Egan is under immense pressure from the university to quit his private investigating business, and Alexandra is afraid that a man she trusts will leave her. Again.

When Alexandra begins to receive anonymous threats and her flat is vandalised, this all becomes personal. Knowing that there is someone out there to hurt her, Alexandra vows to find that elusive ruby heart if it’s the last thing she ever does.


Series:
Russian Dolls
Ruby Heart
Danse Macabre - release in 2014

My two-bits:
A tough girl and a Mr. Nice guy team up in this mystery series that includes some history on WW2 and art. There are a couple action segments that add an element of danger.

I fell in love with this private investigation duo. Their interaction and respect for each other is a nice draw to continue to follow them. Also, the fact that one of the PI's is blind presents an extra challenge while on cases which puts an interesting twist on things. Actually, all the main characters are likable in a comfy way.

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About author:
Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, in Greater Geneva, where she still resides.

Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent.

She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.

Ruby Heart is her second new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the Neve & Egan series.

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5 comments:

  1. Velvet, I love your reviews. They're short, precise and to the point yet they say so much. I'mglad you enjoyed meeting Cristelle's P.I. duo :)

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  2. Hi Velvet,
    Thanks a lot for the kind review. I'm happy you enjoyed the story and characters.

    All my best,
    Cristelle

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  3. Awesome review. I've seen this one around but didn't think to much into it being book 2. After reading your review, the mystery intrigues me.

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  4. I hadn't heard of this series so thanks for the introduction. I look forward to reading it when I get the chance.

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