By Kate White
One of many savviest unmarried urbanites ever to soak up sleuthing and nonetheless glance nice, Bailey Weggins made her smashing debut in Kate White's If appears to be like may Kill, a dishy and delectable manhattan instances bestseller and the 1st "Reading with Ripa" publication membership choice. Now the Gloss journal real crime author returns in a narrative of excessive variety and coffee homicide that is going at the back of the salons and saunas of a ritzy state spa to uncover... A physique to Die For
After her final experience, Bailey Weggins is one drained reporter short of R & R. So whilst an outdated family members good friend invitations her for a loose weekend on the Cedar resort in rural Massachusetts, she jumps on the likelihood to depart long island for a few significant pampering.
At the based mid-nineteenth-century hideaway, with its Asian-inspired spa, Bailey is quickly luxuriating to the hypnotic sound of water spilling over stones and the soothing odor of green-tea candles. but mayhem is mere steps away, as Bailey discovers while she actually stumbles throughout a corpse wrapped mummy-style in a consultation room. abruptly, her time-out is reworked right into a full-tilt homicide research. Bailey hadn't anticipated to satisfy somebody except socialites slathering their cellulite with shea butter, yet now she's facing a listing of suspects dirtier than a dirt tub: a spurned lover, a shady husband, and a gaggle of staff who appear to be hiding whatever. And opposed to her larger judgement, she can't appear to preserve her personal arms off the horny murder detective assigned to the case.
Desparate to assist her mother's good friend, the landlord of the spa, Bailey will locate herself chasing clues throughout kingdom strains simply as one other dying sweeps her into the attractions of a vicious killer. And this time, the physique within the dust wrap should be her personal.
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A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins Mystery, Book 2) by Kate White