Precious (Amber Reed CCIA Mysteries)
by Zanna Mackenzie
“Romantic comedy meets celebrity murder mystery”
A murdered pop star on a remote Scottish island – it’s all in a day’s work for Amber Reed, the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency’s newest recruit…
When celebrities need a crime solved they call in the experts – the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency, otherwise known as the CCIA…
Who would want to murder former pop star Flynn Garrison?
That’s exactly what Amber Reed, the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency’s newest recruit, needs to find out.
She’s desperate to get to grips with her first assignment and prove she’s up to the job but there’s a lot at stake… and it’s not only her new career that’s on the line.
Is mixing business and pleasure ever a good idea? Will her relationship with fellow CCIA agent Charlie survive the challenge of the two of them working together?
And then there’s agent extraordinaire Martha, a man-eating six foot blonde goddess, also assigned to this murder investigation, who clearly has designs on Charlie.
Trying to uncover who killed Flynn and why whisks Amber from glamorous red carpet film premiere, to learning Scottish dancing at a Highland party in a grand country house – and the distinct possibility of becoming the murderer’s next victim.
Can Amber solve the case and still keep her relationship with Charlie on track?
★★★☆ : Nice! A good and okay read.
If you were on a job with your handsome and smart beau, then his old pal / gorgeous girl colleague joined your team, and you see her everyday flirting with your man, what would you do?
If I were Amber Reed, I might have strangled Martha the minute I see her stretching her arms to my Charlie. Ugh, the nerve of that woman, she was such a biatch! But I have to admit, Martha made this book a little more exciting with her annoying presence.
Amber and her boyfriend Charlie, members of CCIA or Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency, had to team up to investigate the death of Flynn Garrison, a former pop star turned recluse, whose body was found awash the shores of an island in outer Hebrides.
Amber’s professionalism, wit, sleuthing skills and patience are tested in this investigation. It’s not easy keeping your hands off your boyfriend at work, but Amber proved that it was a lot more difficult trusting him.
I enjoyed Amber’s story, although this is already the second book in the series. I’m glad this can be read as stand-alone because the events that happened in the first book was briefly discussed here, so I didn’t feel left out. This had been an engaging mystery slash contemporary romance and I’m looking forward to reading the next Amber Reed mystery!
Zanna Mackenzie lives in the UK with her husband, 3 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.
Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is her ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, she can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel she’s working on. She loves it when the characters in her novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!
Formerly a travel agent and therapist (she has qualifications in clinical aromatherapy, crystal healing, naturopathic nutrition and herbalism) she loves walking the dogs and gardening – that’s when she’s not writing or reading!