“A Veiled Deception” is a murder mystery with ‘shades’ of the paranormal by Annette Blair. Fashionistas will enjoy the attention to detail and name-dropping while mystery lovers will like the heroine who always seems to put her best shoe forward.
Madeira is back home. She’s returned for a visit, but mostly to design her baby sister’s wedding dress. Her visit is apparently none too soon as the groom-to-be’s ex has shown up and is trying to hijack the wedding…with the assistance of the groom’s mother!
When the pesky ex turns up dead, Madeira vows to chase down the real killer to keep her sister off the list of suspects. And there appear to be plenty of people who would have loved to kill the victim. Between hunky copys, sexy old boyfriends, getting visions from old clothes, and trying to finally come to grips with her mother’s death–Madeira certainly isn’t bored.
I enjoyed reading “A Veiled Deception”. I found it fun and funny if a tad shallow. If you’re not a fashion hound, there will be alot of dialogue that won’t ‘work’ for you. My own aversion to name-dropping likely also played a part in my distaste for those sections of the dialogue. Prada, Manolo, Louboutin–it’s all about the shoes…and purses. There are lots of suspects, plenty of clues, but without the author’s final reveal there was no way to put them all together. So even though I liked the mystery portion, I’ll likely not go out of my way to read another.