Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: Stalking Sapphire by Mia Thompson

Stalking Sapphire
by Mia Thompson

Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages: 184
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Despite the illusion Sapphire Dubois presents to the rest of the world, she is not just your stereotypical 22-year old Beverly Hills heiress; she hunts serial killers. While her fellow heirs spend their nights with trending celebs and drugs at the hottest club, Sapphire secretly spends hers luring, capturing, and anonymously handing over So-Cal’s most wanted killers to the police — just your average Tuesday night. 

What Sapphire doesn’t know is that one of her adversaries is watching her every move, aware of both her true identity and her unconventional hobby. Needless to say, he doesn’t approve. Used to being the one who redefines the definition of predator and prey, Sapphire’s world abruptly shatters when a gruesome ‘gift’ arrives for her at the Beverly Hills Country Club. With her involuntary crush, handsome Detective Aston Ridder, close on her tail, Sapphire now has to rethink her routine strategy and figure out how to capture a killer who already knows she’s coming.

Kritters Thoughts:  Sapphire Dubois lives in a fancy house in Beverly Hills and she has an inheritance that is more than most people will make in a lifetime, but she doesn't care about any of this, she cares more about the serial killer that she just led to the police!  And she is just 22 years old!  

I loved this book mostly because I loved Sapphire as a character.  The mystery that she was solving was just ok, but Sapphire herself was so great!  I loved how she was balancing almost two lives and what happened when they collided a bit.  

As far as the mystery in the book it was just ok, but I say this as a reader who reads a ton in this genre every year.  I was satisfied as to who was the perp in the end and I did enjoy that I was wrong when I thought I had guessed way too early.  BUT I didn't love this in the same breath.  The clues that obviously pointed to one person didn't completely work for me when the actual person was revealed.  I didn't think the clues and hints pointed towards him and I felt if I reread the book I still wouldn't have picked him out.  This may all be confusing, but trying to tell my reasons without spoiling the book!

The thing that impressed me most was my biggest concern going in.  I was nervous to read a mystery/thriller book that was only 184 pages and was worried that it would feel rushed and not fleshed out with the limited pages.  This was not the case at all.  I felt like the story was full and had the twists and turns that would have been there if it had been over 300 pages.  

I don't know yet if I will continue with the series, but I am glad I tried this one.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 60 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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