HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
Things could be worse for LAPD Detective, Kate Sexton. Okay, so her ex-husband cheated on her and the DVD of his indiscretions made the rounds of the entire department, she's broke and living above an appliance store with her canine partner, Bernie, who is a sexual predator, her British friend, Natalie, has a vocabulary that would make Howard Stern blush, and her mother is hallucinating about having sex with a dead president.
But things could get worse, like Kate could be stalked by a sadistic serial killer while she tries to solve a thirty year-old murder and save the life and reputation of a cop wanted for the crime. Come to think of it, maybe things couldn't get any worse because this is Kate's life.
Can Kate elude the killer, solve the cold case, keep Bernie’s sexual wanderlust under control, keep her best friend out of trouble, save a cop from death row, and find love again? Only time, loads of trouble, and tons of laughs will tell. Hollywood Assassin has more twists and turns than a car chase down Sunset Strip with a Hollywood starlet at the wheel.
Hollywood Assassin is the first book in the Hollywood Alphabet Series. Other books include Hollywood Blood and Hollywood Crazy, with more to follow.
Whilst I loved this book, I'm only giving it 4stars due to Natalie's character. Her dialogue was humorous to start with, becoming saucy, then quickly deteriorating into locker room filth. We Brits do not speak this way, it's an insult to infer that we do. MZ Kelly, you need a few good beta readers.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; the storyline was great, really original and well written. But..... I HATED Natalie!!! Sorry but possibly the most annoying character I've ever endured. Her role was completely irrelevant in my opinion- I just didn't find her amusing, perhaps because she was a hugely exaggerated and unrealistic interpretation of what we English people are like. This book, with a much more toned-down Natalie- or no Natalie at all- would be worthy of 5 stars for me. But the book was brilliant and I will go on to the next without a doubt because I tolerated this one annoying character and really enjoyed the rest!