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Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite
David Alexander is dead and Nicci has to learn to live without her love. To do this she decides to write a book about their relationship. While in New York for a book signing, Nicci is contacted by Simon La Roy. He was David's boss for many years when David worked as a spy. He tells Nicci that he wants to find out who killed David because the police are not getting the job done. He thinks that it was someone close to Nicci. She agrees to let Dallas August come home with her and act like her new boyfriend, so he can sniff around her friends and try to solve the case. They don't fool everyone, and they finally have to tell Nicci's father and uncle what they are up to. Both of them say they will help in any way they can, but they want Nicci kept safe.
This is one of the best books I have read in awhile. It had everything from suspense to a little romance and quirky minor characters that you came to love. Nicci, though struggling with the death of David, opens herself to a new love. She's strong in her resolve to find his killer, though, and willing to do anything to help. Dallas is not looking for romance and just wants to find his friend's killer; but he was half in love with Nicci before they even met. Aunt Hattie and cousin Colleen provide the levity that the book needed; they are very enjoyable characters. I love the cover of the book...very New Orleans...and highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery.