Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall
Published on 25 March 2014
Genre: Adult Romance/Mystery
Page Count: 400
Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it urns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?
Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.
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RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
What I Felt
A hairstylist turned 'detective' in order to help to prove her friend's innocence despite her friend's confession to crime. The book summary promises a good story, and Dyed and Gone does not disappoint me with its characters and plots. I was kept busy throughout the entire journey with Azalea, trying to put bits and pieces alongside her. There was just so much discoveries and suspects to play with that I can't help but to make guesses on who the real murderer was.
Azalea seemed real, with her strange obsession with buying gowns when she wasn't feeling very good (because of guys). She was lucky that her two friends, Vivian and Juan, managed to stop her! I like reading scenes with Juan in it because he just made the story so interesting and funny! They set off to Vegas for a hair styling convention in which a chilling murder took place, just when I thought the murdered guy had a thing for Azalea due to a secret note to her. We know from the summary that Vivian confessed to the crime and it was up to Azalea to prove everything wrong by finding the real murderer. She couldn't do it alone and very reluctantly called in Alex, the guy who started it all (also known as the guy who promised to call after their date but didn't).
I never have a dull moment reading Dyed and Gone. Besides, there are several interesting characters who made really good suspects. I just like how a book such as this will keep a reader busy guessing throughout the whole book but never make anything too obvious or simple to guess. This book will be even better if we get to read more about Azalea and Alex's story before they went to Vegas. I find that there wasn't much explained about how they got together.
A good mystery and fun book for readers who enjoy some detective action and for those who are wondering how a hairstylist can actual get involved in such extreme situations.
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