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Say Yes to the Death
Debutante Dropout Mysteries #6
Susan McBride

Witness / William Morrow
September 29, 2015 / ISBN 978-0062358608
Mystery / Cozy Suspense

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Olivia La Belle stars in a popular wedding planner TV show set in Dallas, Texas, and is known for berating her associates, even ruining more than one person's career. Andrea Kendricks knows all about Olivia's bullying, for the Olivia terrified Andy when they were prep school buddies.

When Andy finds Millicent Draper, owner of Millie's Cakes, next to Olivia's body, and holding a bloody cake knife, she believes Millie's claim that she found the knife in Olivia's throat and tried to save her. Andy and her mother have known Millie for years and are certain the elderly baker is innocent. Andy's sexy fiancé, lawyer Brian Malone, handles Millie's case and secures her release.

With the help of her Texas high society mother, Cissy, and her reporter friend, Janet, Andy sets out to prove Millie's innocence. Andy questions Olivia's sidekick, Terra, investigating Olivia's past business dealings. Unfortunately, the more dirt Andy uncovers in Olivia's past, the more people she discovers who have good reasons to want Olivia dead. Andy just has to ferret out the killer.

Say Yes to the Death is my first foray into Susan McBride's Debutante Dropout series, and the author's wonderful humor and engaging, well-woven plot had me hooked from the first page. I loved Andy's relationship with her mother and, although Andy wants to be her own person, she soon realizes that Cissy only wants the best for her. Andy's fiancé, Brian, is a real charmer, and their obvious romance was excellently portrayed. The author included several secondary characters that wove additional threads of intrigue and suspense throughout this outstanding plot. The opening wedding sequence had me in stitches, and the humor laced throughout this solid mystery kept me entranced until the very last page. In short, I loved it!

Reviewer's Notes: Susan McBride is a USA Today Bestselling author.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Blue Blood #1 [review 1] [review 2]
The Good Girl's Guide to Murder #2
The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club #3
Night of the Living Deb #4
Too Pretty to Die #5
Say Yes to the Death #6

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2015