Synopsis: Caresse Redd is 37. She is divorced. She is a mom. She is tired. She is also in love with vintage Barbie dolls. In fact, in the course of answering personal ads and going on dates so she can write a story about her experiences for the newspaper she works at, she comes to the conclusion no man can stack up to her beloved hobby of Barbie collecting. What she doesn’t know is that the scoop of a lifetime looms on the horizon. A woman bent on revenge against adversaries on the Best Barbie Board—for slights including being accused of having a vintage doll gown with a repro rose and removing freckles from a Midge doll with nail polish remover—is prowling her way across the country from Oswego to Walnut Creek, taking not only the lives of those who have tormented her but their doll collections as well. It’s up to Caresse to help detectives connect the dots and figure out who the killer is before more lives are taken, but can she do it?
|**I received a copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.**|
I loved this book! The author obviously researched the world of Barbie and Barbie collectors, to be able to give such intricate details. I looked some of the outfits up with which I was unfamiliar, and they are described just as they were in the book.
The mystery was a great one....even though we had some details about the killer from page one, her actual identity came as a complete surprise when it was revealed. Her fate was total karma, in my opinion.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller.
My rating: Four stars