Layla’s husband has been giving her beautiful gifts, especially clothing. At first, Layla is pleased (although many of the clothes are one size too small), but then she starts noticing signs that they have been worn by someone else. In particular, there’s a certain lilac perfume that seems to be clinging to some of them…
What is the secret that her husband is hiding? Will Layla be able to find it out before it is too late? Figure it all out at S for Secret
Mark could not just easily take off the wedding ring. After all, it was on his finger for 10 long years. Some might say it is just a very short duration. But was it truly? Did 10 years really amount to nothing? Yesterday’s conversation with Jill was playing on in his mind.
Should Mark leave Jill? What did Jill do to come to this situation? How will their relation turn out? Will they end it or get back together again? Read on in R for Ring.
He was always afraid of the quiet. Silence around him meant that the voices in his head would come out. He was suffering from depression and had been taking medications since a long period of time. But so far none of the drugs had helped quieten the voices in his head. Anything he used to do, the voices used to tell him that he would never be good at it.
Even when he got married, the voices used to convince him that he was a terrible husband and that his wife hates him.
Read on about his life in Q for Quiet
Every day Trishala used to get a call on her office landline. The call used to come at the same time each day and there used to be an old lady at the other end of the line asking for Puneet. Trishala had no idea who Puneet was and every day she used to tell the lady that it was a wrong number. Since she was an old lady, Trishala didn’t have the heart to be rude with her for calling everyday.
Who is this lady calling Trishala continuously? And who is Puneet? Read P for Phone Call to find out about the mysterious phone call
The twins did not want to go an orphanage on their birthday. But their parents insisted on it every year. They were fed up. They wanted to celebrate their birthday like their friends do – going to the malls, shopping, watching movies and playing with friends.
So this year, they decided to be stern. They decided to have things go their way this time. But what was the reason that their parents were taking them to the orphanage every year? Will this year too, they will go? Or will the kids have it their way? Read on in O for Orphanage.
Nose ring always gave Navya bad thoughts. But that, during that flight, she had a nose ring with her. What was the secret? How did Navya lose her fear for nose rings?
Read on in N for Nose Ring
It was there since a long time. The dream had come to him when he was a child. And it had repeated a lot since then. He learnt painting just because of that dream. And the only painting he ever painted was that dream. He had put his heart and soul into creating it and therefore the painting had felt very real by the time he had finished it.
What was that dream? What did he paint? How is that dream significant? Why is it frequently coming to him? Read on to find out his destiny at M for Moby Dick
She could never get him out of her mind. No matter what she used to do, his were the thoughts that always clouded her mind. But he was unachievable. He was out of her reach. And she was married to someone else.
What should she do? How will she manage things? Is there a way out? Read on in L for Leap
Martha and Miranda are neighbours. Martha was an old lady who never went out. So it was a surprise to Miranda when, one day, Martha requested her to house sit and handed over her KEY.
What is the secret of Martha’s sudden desire to go out? What will Miranda find out when she house sits?
Find it all out in K FOR KEY
Genre: Murder Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Before I started the book, I went through some of the reviews in GoodReads. They were mixed ones with some negative current underlying. But having liked the blurb of the book, I thought of going ahead with it anyway. And that happened to be a wonderful choice for me.
There is nothing not to love in this book. Miranda Steele is a very believable character. The things that she has gone through in her past has only motivated her to get stronger and bolder in her attitude towards life. The “Steele” she has in her is only further enforced by her incessant liking for very hot peppers. She gets the break of her life by getting noticed by Wade Parker, who is a PI. The attraction between them is natural and goes well with the story.
The story is wholly focused on Miranda, with Wade getting some POVs in between. The central female character gives the story a better feel. The male character is also written in such a way as to give enough importance to him but not having him overshadow Miranda. This gives a very woman-centric theme to the book, which makes it enthralling.
The actual murder on which the mystery is based is also nicely scripted, although at times I felt the author wants the readers to figure out the killer way before the final reveal. I could guess the killer about 60% into the book and was proved right at the end, albeit in a very surprising way.
Linsay is a wonderful writer. She added enough witty comments in the book to make the reader literally laugh out loud in certain situations, thereby ensuring the story does not turn boring or monotonous. Her style of writing ensures that you cannot keep the book down till you reach the very end. I am looking forward to more wonderful cases with Miranda and Wade. They make a wonderful couple and are in perfect sync to solve mysteries.
Star Rating: 5 Stars
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