Tuesday, 26 July 2016

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Alexandra Cooper 18: Killer Look - Linda Fairstein

Release Date: 26/07/16
Publisher:  Sphere


New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, days before the biggest show of his career. When Savage's daughter insists his death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation.

With her own job at the DA's Office in jeopardy, and spiralling into a reliance on alcohol, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime - and the possible homicide - beneath the glitz. Soon she and police detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are investigating the family secrets Savage kept so well hidden, even from those closest to him - just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.


This was my first outing with Linda as well as her principle heroine Alexandra Cooper (although there are seventeen titles prior to this) and as a new reader I was left wondering if all the books were like this one and sadly lacklustre. Yes I could have just picked up a title that lags within the series but if you want to establish your series you can’t rely on a title selling itself on whats gone before alienating new readers as they won’t return for more.

OK, so the story whilst acceptable wasn’t something that stood out for me and with a principle character not one I cared about left me feeling more than a little flat as I didn’t have the relationship that other fans may well have had with her. Back this up with pace that was OK and all round I’ll leave tackling Linda again for a while and hope that I was just let down by an offering that just didn’t stand out.

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