Death by Bikini
Sleuth Speak- Penguin Imprint
$6.99 U.S. Paperback
Summary from Barnes and Noble:
A fun, sexy, murder-mystery, romance for all teen sleuths!
Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth's family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .
I had been hearing so much about this novel for so long. Although it was a good book I will admit I was a bit disappointed. I do however believe people were correct when they praised the plot, setting and writing style. The thing that bothered me was how slow it started out. Another issue I had was predictability. I had the antagonist figured out from the moment they arrived on the scene. It was a worthwhile read though.
Recommendation: Fan's of mystery of the young-adult variety.