Saturday, June 27, 2009

Books I've read this week - Sassy

Sassy by Gloria Mallette

From the book cover: The murder of two women in New York City has Detective Frank Keifer looking for a vicious killer while Sassy Davenport, a popular romance novelist, has finally met the man of her dreams.

When architect Norris Yoshito, on a whim, steps off the street into one of Sassy's book signings, he is instantly smitten and Sassy is curiously intrigued. A passionate relationship develops, but when key people associated with Norris are brutally murdered, Sassy is thrust into a world of uncertainty and doubt. Norris appears to have two personalities. One is that of a violent man, the other is a man of great compassion who helps Sassy with her cousin who is dying of AIDS.

Fear and edge-of-the-seat suspense plunges Sassy into a nightmare of deception and danger where romance cease(s) to exist and the real world of murder is the force to be reckoned with.

This was an interestng mystery where the main characters are a young, black romance writer, Sassy, and a successful businessman, Norris, who was born of a Japanese mother and a black, Amercian serviceman. When Sassy meets Norris, she feels like one of her book characters has come to life. He seems like the perfect man for her. Why then do witnesses and the police think he's killing people? Is he really a psychopath with a split personality or is someone trying to frame him?

This book combined a romance novel with a mystery and did a pretty good job. Although by the middle of the book I had an idea of who was behind the killings, I wasn't completely right and nothing is clear until the end of the book. It's a good summer read.

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