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Fatal Facade–What does it take to be famous?

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Fatal Facade

by Wendy Tyson

Fatal FacadeFatal Facade is the fourth book in the Allison Campbell Mystery Series by Wendy Tyson. It is the first book I have read in this series, but I am already a fan of this author’s Greenhouse Mystery Series. Tyson displays her versatility as I found this book to be very different from her Greenhouse Mysteries in characters, setting, and plot development.

Although the solution to the mystery was unexpected for me, I enjoyed the journey to that point. The way the clues were revealed reminded me of action on a stage where the spotlight hits one character briefly and then moves to a different part of the stage focusing a larger circle on another character. As the spotlight pings around the plot, different characters are revealed.

Tyson uses her law and psychology background to good advantage to flesh out her amateur detective, Allison, who professionally creates images and brands for her clients. Allison’s fiancé is a lawyer and their personal relationship plays a role in the story, but Allison’s original goal is to rebrand a rock singer’s daughter who is famous for…being famous, a concept familiar to the current generation, but previously unheard of.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery, General Fiction (Adult)

Notes: #4 in the Allison Campbell Mystery Series, but I read it as a stand alone without problems

Publication:   June 13, 2017—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

The Dolomite Mountains were stunning, but at night their splendor was matched only by the depth of their darkness. Night so complete it felt like a tomb, silence so pervasive you could hear the blood pulsating in your carotid.

Wildflowers in a rainbow of colors waved their stalky necks in the breeze. Tiny pastel butterflies buzzed from flower to flower. And past the pasture, the Dolomite Mountains stood tall and imposing, their granite-colored caps jagged reminders of nature’s awesome brutality.

“…we all think it’s great to be rich and famous. It’s not. It just distorts your sense of what’s important.”

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5 Comments

  1. […] via Fatal Facade–What does it take to be famous? — education pathways […]

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  2. Can’t remember if I had read this one.

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  3. Joëlle says:

    I guess you are ok in spite of the earthquake, such a terrible thing for so many people… I had trouble commenting on WordPress last week: it seems my likes and comments ended up in the spam bin.
    Thank you for this review, and the previous ones, especially the one on “Raisin and Almonds”, which sounds fun to read.

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    • lghiggins says:

      Thanks for reading and responding. We are well. We were driving back to Mexico on the day the earthquake happened. It was and continues to be a horrible experience for so many, but we are about 170 miles from Mexico City and so no problems here.

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