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So Pretty It Hurts
Bailey Weggins Mystery, No 6
Kate White

Harper Collins
March 2012/ 978-0-06-157660-7
Mystery/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Author Kate White is also the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and many women hang on her every word-and with good reason. White is a prolific author with a natural talent for writing New York Times bestselling novels.

Bailey Weggins, the protagonist, is also a journalist and hopes to be a writer herself. She's smart and sassy and lives life to the fullest. When her boyfriend, Beau Regan, heads out of town for a weekend, Bailey decides to do the same. Her friend, Jessie, invites her to tag along to a getaway at the country home of a famous music executive. There is tension in the air at the country house, and it seems to revolve around super-model Devon Barr. The model is nervous and even tells Bailey that she doesn't feel safe and needs to leave.

When Barr is found murdered, Bailey starts snooping to bring the killer down. Yet the way things are going, it could just as easily be Bailey who is brought down by the murderer.

So Pretty It Hurts is a really good book. Bailey is funny and adventuresome, with brains and class to spare. The mystery is clever and the clues creative. If you have read previous books in this series, you'll want to read this and savor it. It's been quite a while since the last entry; Lethally Blonde, was published in 2007. White also writes thrillers, including The Sixes and Hush.

Reviews of other titles by this author

If Looks Could Kill, No 1   [audio]
A Body to Die For, No 2    [book] [ audio]
Till Death Do Us Part, No 3    [book]
Over Her Dead Body, No 4    [book] [audio]
Lethally Blond, No 5      [book]
So Pretty It Hurts, No 6   [review]
The Sixes   [review1] [review 2]
Hush    [review]

Reviewer Laura Hinds is the author of Are You Gonna Eat That Banana?
Reviewed 2012