Friday, August 5, 2016

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Perfectly Good Crime
by Dete Meserve

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @DeteMeserve

Just released: February 27, 2016
Publisher: Melrose Hill Publishing
Genre: Mystery, Los Angeles
Paperback: 288 pages
Rating: 3.5

Kate Bradley Mystery series:
Good Sam
Perfectly Good Crime

First sentence(s):
My heels dug into the muddy ground as I clambered up the hill. Cries for help mingled with the drone of helicopters overhead, filling the early evening air. I had no idea what I would see at the top of that hill, but I suspected it would give me nightmares for a long time to come.

When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

As the heists escalate, Kate’s search is thwarted when the Los Angeles police detective she’s been working with mysteriously disappears, her senator father demands that she stop reporting on the heists, and the billionaire victims refuse to talk to the media. Kate uncovers clues that those behind the robberies have shocking, yet uplifting, motives—it just may be a perfectly good crime that brings about powerful change.

Further complicating her life is a dream job awaiting her in New York, a choice that could shatter from her deepening relationship with Fire Captain Eric Hayes. Kate must trust her instincts—and her heart—in a high stakes search that will test everything she believes and force her to decide where she belongs.

My two-bits:

I did not read book one in this series, but this one was fine as a standalone.

Good intentions is the feeling I get with this one in regards to the crime and with the story itself.

The mystery is revealed through various interviews and speculations by the main character, Kate.

I liked the references to L.A. locations. The settings were captured pretty well. As well as the perspectives of being a reporter and politician in L.A.

A touch of romance and love triangle action is inserted into the story. As this is book two in a series, it looks like Kate could easily end up with either suitor.

Got me thinking of charity funds and fundraising.


* review copy courtesy of and part of Summer Reading Challenge (here) @booksparks #SRC2016 #BestSummerEver

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