Things I like…

  1. The book combines mystery and romance. It follows the tale of Gracie Hall, a heiress who hires a professional bodyguard, John Smith, when a string of influential women in the city are found butchered to death.
  2. The story is beautifully precise. It doesn’t meander from the plot line to the point that your eyes hurt from unnecessarily long and arduous paragraphs.
  3. It deals with loss of a loved one, facing your fears, overbearing mothers and fighting for your rightful place.
  4. It combines the right amount of wit and dry humour, feel-good romance, a little bit of awkwardness and a lot of suspense.
  5. I could never have guessed the ending. For me, that is the mark of a good mystery novel!

… And the one thing I dislike

I found John’s character to be soooo cliché. It was a little disappointing to find such a wonderful story to have the same old male lead with the same old problems. Eh.

Overall Rating

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐