Review

Lethally Blond

by Kate White

Celebrity journalist Bailey Weggins is always up for a mystery.
If she doesn't find trouble, then trouble finds her. At the moment,
her job covering the celebrity crime beat at Buzz magazine
is less than challenging, so it's a no-brainer when Chris
Wickersham, star of the hot new television show "Morgue," comes to
Bailey and asks for her help in finding missing friend and co-star
Tom Fain. Always one to assist those close to her, Bailey dives
into this latest challenge willingly.

Bailey and Chris share a brief history, but their relationship
never made it past the heavy petting stage due to Bailey's baggage
from a previous romance. Now Chris is back in New York, looking
hotter than ever and making Bailey's pulse race. How much
temptation can one woman stand? Before she knows it, Bailey is knee
deep in the mystery and in a relationship of sorts with the hunky
actor who just happens to be 10 years her junior. 

At first, it's unclear whether Tom took off of his own free will or
met with foul play. He had been suffering from depression and
prescription drug addiction after the death of both parents, but to
everyone's knowledge, he had fought those demons and won. He was
also disgruntled with his supporting roll on "Morgue," but that
also doesn't seem like a good enough explanation for his
disappearance without a word to anyone. It doesn't take long for
Bailey to get to the bottom of the situation --- but what she
discovers only creates more questions than what it answers.

To add fuel to the fire, former love interest Beau Regan has
returned from Turkey and is less than thrilled to see Bailey with
her new guy. Is it possible to be in love with two men at once?
While some women may be searching for a relationship, it's raining
men in Bailey's corner of New York.

Amidst all the romance in the air, Bailey is still trying to get to
the bottom of Tom's situation. There is no shortage of suspects;
cast and crew members provide a laundry list of people who might
have wished Tom ill, in addition to the financial advisor in charge
of his inheritance and several love interests both current and
past. 

When she starts receiving eerie calls on her cell phone, Bailey
knows she's getting closer to a solution. Then, a night out almost
turns into tragedy, and an intruder uses devious methods to gain
access to Bailey's apartment. It's obvious that the killer isn't
kidding around. 

Whenever I learn that Kate White has a new Bailey Weggins mystery
on the shelves, it's an automatic buy for me. LETHALLY BLOND
doesn't disappoint. Bailey is fun and trendy and deals with life,
love and work just as all women do today. She manages to get into
and out of hot water faster than a tea bag, and it's always fun to
see what she's going to do next.   

Reviewed by Amie Taylor on January 7, 2011

Lethally Blond
by Kate White

  • Publication Date: April 29, 2008
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Paperback: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0446196908
  • ISBN-13: 9780446196901