Fashion, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries book #1) by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge

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Book Description:

Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes, and something’s got to give… 

For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. Oops! Then, she accepts a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett. Only Brad thinks they’ve still got unfinished business in the romance department, making for a steamier working environment than Amber counted on. And when fashion designer, Umberto Fandango, goes missing, Amber’s investigative skills are put to the ultimate test. Nothing about the case is what it seems, and to make matters worse Amber’s arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Skipper, is also investigating the disappearance. If Amber wants her old job back, she’s in a race against time to solve the mystery before Skipper does… all the while dodging her ex-fiancé, her own mixed up feelings, and a couple of crazy mobsters. 

Who is Umberto Fandango? Is he dead? And can Amber stay one step ahead to stay alive? 

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the Amber Fox Mysteries series.

Amber is such a likeable character. Her life is in a bit of a mess to say the least having quite a drastic career change and let’s not even talk about her love life! It’s great to read of someone else’s life being in more chaos than your own. It certainly makes you more grateful!

Whilst this is still very much a crime book, it is certainly a lot more light hearted than your usual detective/investigator stories. I was slightly worried as crime/psychological thrillers are my favourite genre and the darker the better for me. This however is the perfect holiday read where I could enjoy the story for what it was and not take it to seriously.

As well as Amber’s investigation trying to solve the case before the police do, there is a bit of a love triangle going on in her love life also. All in all it makes for an entertaining read as Amber closes in, in solving it and I enjoyed being on the ride with her.

Fashion, Lies and Murder is perfect for readers who crave all the elements of a crime story but in a more fun and entertaining way. Definitely one to take with you when you go on your jollies this year. A fun filled and action packed read that will keep you hooked throughout.

Fashion, Lies and Murder is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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