Author: Larissa Reinhart
Publisher: Henery Press
Series: A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #4
Source: Great Escapes Book Tour
The curtain rises on Cherry Tucker’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired for an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the drama director is hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious social media bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When the principal’s secretary commits suicide, Cherry suspects foul play.
Deputy Luke Harper is ready to return as Cherry’s leading man. He’s eager to assist in finding the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets offstage may doom them to the role as star-crossed lovers. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides it’s curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow.
This is the fourth book in the Cherry Tucker series. Cherry Tucker is a artist and is hired by Terry Tinsley from Peerless Day Academy, but on the day she arrives at this elite academy she finds out that the principal's secretary Miss Pringle, has died the police suspect suicide but after listening to a parent volunteer Cherry begins to wonder if it has to do with a ghost of a texter who has gotten another student to commit suicide due the heinous texts the drama teacher who hired Cherry also wants her to check into the texter to find out who it is and what they really know. Cherry is up for the job but will she survive the posh academy?
I really enjoyed this book it was different then many cozy books as the amateur sleuth is an artist and not a cook or book person in anyway. I loved meeting all the various characters in this book and seeing what this town has to offer with it's colorful residents. Especially the fighting between Cherry's family and Deputy Luke Harper's family.
As this book progress we find that more and more teachers are being threatened by the texter and the list of suspects is getting more confusing then someone else ends up dead by home invasion. Meanwhile Cherry is having a lot of trouble keeping Luke Harper in the friendship circle. And something is going on with Cherry's brother who seems to be out to cause more trouble.
I loved this story for so many reasons the relationships the kids at the prep school and the nutty teachers. I especially loved reading about Cherry trying to get to the bottom of things. What a great journey to go on! Can't wait to see what's in store next for Cherry Tucker!