True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world’s most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey’s trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati—and any one of them could be a murderer. She’s determined to find out who’s responsible, but her investigation could provoke the killer into striking again… From Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author of Hush and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, So Pretty It Hurts is an addictive addition to the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and the book that fans of If Looks Could Kill, Over Her Dead Body, and Lethally Blond have been waiting for.
Renee Raudman delivers a winning performance in this audio edition of White's sixth whodunit featuring New York City reporter Bailey Weggins. Whenever the investigator in a mystery (especially one set in the present day) isn't a professional, listeners have to suspend even more disbelief and that's where the right narrator (like Raudman) can make all the difference. Crime with a specialization in celebrity misdeeds is Bailey's beat, but her work becomes hands-on when an invitation to a country house lands her in "a big fat mess that involved all sorts of nasty things," including murder and kinky sex, as well as a threat to her continued employment. While Raudman shines in her portrayal of Weggins, she is less convincing in her rendition of male voices. However, this is a minor fault as the bulk of the narrator's performance is devoted to Weggins. A Harper hardcover.