Monday, April 26, 2021

Review: Coached To Death by: Victoria Laurie

Title: Coached To Death
Author: Victoria Laurie
Publisher: Kensington
Series: The Life Coach Mysteries #1
Format: Paperback ( 352 p.) Personal Purchase


When Catherine Cooper settles in the Hamptons on the heels of a nasty split from her long-time husband, the luxurious coastal community seems like the perfect place to get back on track in style. But as Cat soon discovers, starting fresh on the East End can be deadly . . .

Cat Cooper never imagined selling off her in-demand marketing firm would mean going from the pinnacle of success to a walking hot mess. Gouged from an unexpected divorce, Cat suddenly finds herself struggling through a new career as a business-savvy life coach for the hopelessly adrift in East Hampton and contending with Heather Holland--a spiteful neighbor who will do anything to bully her out of town. But her second act may very well continue behind bars when Heather's dead body turns up next to a shattered punchbowl . . . and Cat's pinned as the murderer.

But given Heather's mean girl reputation, any one of the guests at her invite-only luncheon could have committed the crime before planting Cat's punchbowl next to the body. Determined not to trade designer duds for an unflattering prison jumpsuit, Cat sides with her best friend Gilley to scour chic boutiques and oceanfront mansions in search of the criminal who framed her. With a stoic detective looking to get her in cuffs, it's up to Cat to catch the real killer and land on her feet once again . . . 

My Thoughts: 

This is a spinoff series of M.J and Abby Cooper.  When Abby's newly divorced sister teams with computer extrodinare Gilley anything that can happen will happen.  In this book as Cat Cooper is starting a new company as a life coach she ends up with a client who needs all sorts of help and also Cat and Gilley find themselves investigating a murder of Cat's nasty neighbor Heather Holland.  Who killed her and why?

This book showed the smarts and sass in this book as Cat and Gil work to solve the crime and get Cat out of the hot seat.  It had so much going on and so much we've come to love about Ms. Laurie.  Such a skilled storyteller it pulls you in and makes you feel like your right along with Gil and Cat getting into trouble and watching Cat put the pieces together for this wonderful adventure!

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