Monday 23 May 2016

Swimsuit Body (Cypress Bay #2) by Eileen Goudge

Swimsuit Body (Cypress Bay, #2)

New York Times "bestselling author Eileen Goudge blends mystery and romance in a captivating new novel featuring intrepid property manager Tish Ballard, whose client s beachfront home becomes a headline-making homicide scene With a Hollywood movie about to start filming in the California seaside town of Cypress Bay, Tish Ballard, owner of Rest Easy Property Management, welcomes her first celebrity tenant. Delilah Ward isn t your typical beautiful, spoiled actress; she s America s sweetheart. Even Tish is charmed by the young star, which makes her gruesome discovery of Delilah s bloodied corpse all the more gut-wrenching. When someone near and dear to Tish is named a person of interest, the fearless property manager defies the wishes of her former heartthrob, homicide detective Spence Breedlove, and launches her own investigation with help from her best friend, Ivy, and her erstwhile sidekick, McGee. But no sooner than she starts rubbing elbows with the movie cast and crew including Delilah s eerily efficient personal assistant, the starlet s sexy costar, and the film s predatory director is her own life threatened. With so much at stake, Tish has no choice but to do whatever it takes to lure a crafty killer out of hiding."Swimsuit Body" is the 2nd novel in the Cypress Bay Mysteries, which began with "Bones and Roses," but the books can be read and enjoyed in any order.  (Summary via Goodreads)

WOW !!  WOW !!  WOW !!

I am in SHOCK !!!  I never saw it coming and I bet you won't either !!  

Swimsuit Body is the 2nd book in the Cypress Bay Mystery series by Eileen Goudge.  I, unfortunately, did not read the first book but I don't feel as I missed anything.  Although I may go back and read the 1st book, Bones and Roses just because I loved this one so much.    You cannot help but fall instantly in love with Tish Ballard and her quirkly circle of friends.  She has a great job managing homes on the ocean and taking care of the rental aspects as well.  

Tish is beside herself when one of her homes is rented by a celebrity, Delilah Ward, who will be staying for a while due to filming a movie in the area.  Little did anyone know that this would be the last stop for Delilah.  Delilah is found murder by the pool by Tish which sends Tish into the world of movie stars and elaborate parties trying to find the murderer.  

As she bumps elbows with the cast and crew of the movie scene, she also bumps heads with Detective Spence Breedlove who happens to be her high school crush gone bad.  As she gets to know the cast and crew it becomes harder and harder to know who to trust....after all they are actors......  Can Tish solve the mystery before another person ends up dead.....

You will be on the edge of your seat especially when you get to a certain point in the book.  Once you overcome the shock of it, you won't be able to stop reading ......

This book is due out on June 7th but if I were you, I'd pre-order it now.  

Review by Missi S.

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