Friday, January 23, 2015

Model Undercover: New York by Carina Axelsson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary

Unlock the secrets of the fashion world in this fun and breezy mystery

Axelle Anderson is an ace at two things: solving mysteries and modeling. So when the world’s most famous black diamond is stolen from a cover shoot in New York City, it’s no surprise that Axelle is called in to work her skills as an undercover model. But with a witness who won’t talk, a blackmailing thief, and an agent intent on filling Axelle’s schedule with interviews and photo shoots, will she be able to crack the case?

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About the Author
Carina Axelsson is a writer, illustrator, and former model. She grew up in California with her Swedish father and Mexican mother. After high school, Carina moved to New York City to model, then on to Paris where she published her first book. She currently lives in in the forests of Germany with four dogs and a very large aquarium full of fish.
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My Review
As you know, I'm always up for a good mystery! This one was full of a gorgeous black diamond with a unique history, a spunky undercover detective model, and a unique look into the dynamics of the fashion world. I enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the fashion lingo, history, and well - fashion! I can't imagine keeping up with such a busy schedule, let alone keeping up with the schedule and still be able to solve a mystery. Everything was well described and easy to picture.

It was interesting to read how Axelle went about solving her second case, seeing as how there were no physical clues, basing everything on the conversations, reactions, and reenactment around her. The suspects were interesting and some of them quite suspicious. The way someone says something really can tell you more than you could imagine! I also enjoyed seeing her and Sebastian together again, and the misunderstandings they had added another layer of entertainment to the book.

I enjoyed this mystery, and was actually able to figure it out a little bit before Axelle did, but that's okay because I didn't know the whole motive.

This is the second book in the series, and while it isn't necessary to read the first one before this one, I highly recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This in no way effected my opinions, and all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.