This is the first book I've read by the author Danielle-Claude.
Sémya Slotin has spent the last 3 years in London with her best friend, staying away from solving any crime. You see she's a brilliant woman. She was trying to stay away from anything that could get her killed. Instead she's been doing her other loves... selling vintage wine as well as drinking TONS of it. Everything was going fantastic, that is until her money supply ran out.
Sémya's adoptive mother, a fashion designer in Paris contacts her and wants to hire her for a job. Thinking it would be an easy way to earn money she accepts. She thought once she was done she would have a vacation in Paris. However it couldn't be that easy. She stumbles across a fresh corpse...and the bodies just keep piling up.
I loved this book! It is packed full of action and keeps you guessing. Which I absolutely love when reading, don't you? It's a multi-layered mystery. It has romance, suspense, and of course fashion and wine. Oh how I love wine. I love how the author weaves everything together. When you hit the point in the story where the title, Bird of Prey, relates you have an "ooohhhh" moment
The moment you think you know who the murderer is there is another plot twist that makes you think it's someone else. I love all of the main characters as well as the secondary ones. I loved this story and can't wait to read more. I highly recommend this book, it's a page turner.
I rate this book 5 stars.
This book has everything a classic spy movie should. A sexy, take charge heroine, German mob, murder, and mystery.
After the initial slow start, I was completely captivated. I read the whole book in one day ignoring all but a meteor crashing into my lap. Long after I finished the last page, I was left reeling at the surprise twist ending.
Definite 4 *'s for this book!