Night of the Living Deb: A Debutante Dropout Mystery
by Susan McBride
Review by Sherry Lilley
Avon Mass Market ISBN/ITEM#: 0060845554
Date: 01 February, 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Andy knows Brian is not cheating on her, and she knows he definitely did not kill the woman in the trunk of his car. What Andy doesn't know is where Brian is, and who killed the woman. So, with the help of her fearless, indomitable mother, she sets out to find Brian, prove him innocent, and right her world.
Andy isn't sure she loves Brian, but she knows she's missing him horribly. He disappeared from his friend's two-person bachelor party. The bachelor had to take a cab home from the strip club where Brian and the soon-to-be-groom had gone. He doesn't know where Brian is. Brian's work doesn't know where Brian is, and they're not happy about it. Brian is an attorney with a very important case looming, and not only is Brian missing, but the case files are missing. His former girlfriend, an attorney who works with Brian, doesn't know where Brian or the files are either and she's She's not letting Andy out of her sight until she finds both.
This book is entertaining and surprising. There's a little bit of the romantic journey in the book as Andy gets a clearer idea of her feelings for Brian, and also learns things about him she didn't know, but the his former girlfriend, the "blond menace", did. She's also learning things about her mother, and her mother's beau, Stephen, that she does not want to know. But she likes Stephen, and her mother is happy, and if Andy wants her independence, maybe she has to let her mother be independent, too. And Stephen is willing and able to help find Brian -- very able. In fact, it's surprising what Stephen can do.
Anyone looking for a light read with a surprising end, with wonderfully drawn characters and a reasonably good story, should take this book along next time they have some time to sit down and enjoy a good book.