"An exciting journalistic investigative tale"
Early Sunday morning in Manhattan, Gloss Magazine editor
Cat Jones frantically calls her true-crime writer Bailey
Weggins to drop all plans including sleeping with her
boyfriend to get over to her town house because something
is wrong with the nanny. Cat says that Heidi does not
respond to her knocks on her apartment. Bailey tries to
convince Cat that the woman is probably sleeping with some
guy, but when Cat calls everyone leaps. Bailey grabs a cab
and goes north to investigate where she finds a dead nanny.
Apparently, someone placed poison in a box of Godiva
chocolates that Heidi had taken from a party hosted by
Cat. The editor wonders if Heidi was the intended victim?
She insists that her true crime "reporter" investigate.
Unable to persuade Cat to let the police do their job,
Bailey begins making inquiries, but soon finds clues taking
her from New York to the surrounding states.
IF LOOKS COULD KILL is an exciting journalistic
investigative tale that is at its best when Cat is off
stage. Bailey is fabulous as she makes the rounds trying
to balance her personal life, her regular assignments (no
relief), and her new task. Cat might have the ability to
make the city's superheavyweights wear rubber underwear,
but her whole reaction to the Heidi caper seems out of
character as she acts more like a damsel in distress
because she saw a mouse. Still the trip through the media
circus from within, a strong who-done-it with plenty of red
herrings, and a great "shoe slut" makes Kate White's
mystery quite entertaining.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 19, 2002