MATCHPOINT by Elise Sax

MATCHPOINT

KIRKUS REVIEW

When Gladie Burger accepts her next matchmaking client, it leads her into another murder mystery, a strange cult overtaking her small town and deepening confusion in her love life.

Ostensibly a matchmaker-in-training under her successful grandmother, Gladie Burger has the habit of falling into murder mysteries alongside her matchmaking tasks. When Gladie agrees to meet a potential client at the dental office where she works, Gladie winds up unconscious in a dental chair in the middle of a murder scene, waking to a gruesomely dead dentist, blood everywhere and no memory of the incident. Suspicion first lands on Gladie, then on her client, Belinda, and Gladie decides to get to the bottom of the incident to clear them both without a shadow of a doubt. As she follows the clues, she is discouraged from her quest by both her mysterious next-door neighbor, who has a few secrets of his own, and by the supersexy police chief, who has decided to hide out from an angry group of jilted women in Gladie’s house. Meanwhile, an odd group of cultists have taken up camp/residence in the town, layer after layer of bad news is showing up about the dead dentist—providing a number of townsfolk with good motives for murder—and Gladie must get to the truth before she becomes the next victim. Sax’s second novel is a fun, funny romp of a mystery mixed with a sexy love triangle. Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters that flesh out a well-crafted, entertaining storyline.  

A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance.

Pub Date: July 30th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-345-53224-4
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Ballantine
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2013




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