Saturday, March 31, 2018

Prestige, Privilege & Murder-by Christa Nardi-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Money isn’t worth killing for, or is it?
When her estranged husband is murdered, Stacie Maroni Noth is quickly identified as the main suspect. With divorce papers not yet signed, she may get a substantial inheritance – a clear motive in the eyes of both Noth’s family and the police. His family and law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic. In her quest to prove her innocence, however, Stacie discovers she’s not the only one with a motive for murder. Could it be a colleague at the prestigious law firm where he worked? Or is it tied to the victim’s stance on domestic violence? Or maybe even his threats to reveal family secrets? Whatever the true motive may be, it soon becomes clear that Stacie might be the next victim.
And others said 
This has been an interesting read, with charming characters and a complex plot.
The pace moves well and clues are subtly included if the reader is open to them.
~Laura’s Interests
And I thought
Let me just jump in straight away and say this book was very, 
very good!  
I can't say enough good things about the authors writing style, 
plot and character development.  
I am expecting much more in this new series.
Christa Nardi took a cozy mystery and crossed the line a bit taking it to a whole new level by sub-plotting the story around domestic violence was a little different.   Bold move Christa. 

Prestige, Privilege & Murder is a great title for this cozy comfortable read.  The main character Staci Maroni is a great
character.  She is strong yet she has a vulnerable part of her that
still is having a bit of a hard time getting past her husband of 
10 years was a cheater.  And who knows what else.  
He ends up getting murder.
And who is the first suspect?  Staci.  To make matters worse the
cop (with a partner) that makes the visit to tell her the ex got whacked is non other than the hunky Adonis she meant at a club only days before. 

Which btw didn't go to well when Staci has 2nd thoughts about stepping out into the single scene. 

As the police enlist Staci to help look for missing personal items at the crime scene some strange secrets begin to emerge pulling Staci unwittingly into trouble. 

The plot thickens when Staci and the victims personal assistant 
are almost run down just when they are going to retrieve a box
of personal things from the office of her ex. 

The plot takes a few twists and turns and keeps the reader 
really on the edge of the seat.  And Staci watching her back.

Staci is surrounded by family and a few friends that are on her side and want to keep her safe. 

And then there's that cop that notices the empty ice cream carton in the trash which was her alibi for the murder.  

As I turned the last page and all the secrets were revealed I couldn't help but wonder just what book 2 would be about. 

I liked ending.  Staci gets a new carton of ice cream and decides to go and visit that cop bar again with a new and a few old friends
Staci was a different kind of lead character.  She isn't a P.I. she
isn't really a sleuth or a snoopy sort of gal. 

So where is this series going to go? I for one am along for the ride and anxiously awaiting. 

If you love a good clean read with some mystery, a little suspense,
a strong plot that deals with real life you'll love Christa Nardi's
Prestige, Privilege & Murder

I received a complimentary copy.
This review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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  1. Thank you for your review and information on "Prestige, Privilege & Murder" by Christa Nardi. I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
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  2. Thank you for hosting today and for your kind words. I'm glad you liked Stacie and the plot. The next one in the series is a work in progress and will hopefully be out by the end of the summer 2018. Thanks again!