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Book Review: Killer Diamonds


After decades in the spotlight as an Oscar-winning film star and famous beauty, Vivienne Winter is one of the most recognizable women on the planet. When she decides to auction her multimillion dollar jewellery collection for charity, there’s no shortage of people eager to buy a piece of her incredible history.

Young, ambitious Christine Smith is a jewellery expert working for a centuries-old auction house. But in a world of aristocratic snobs, her working-class origins are holding her back. She’s desperate to secure the sale of Vivienne Winter’s gem collection: it’s set to be the biggest auction since Elizabeth Taylor’s. However, meeting the Hollywood star is just the first hurdle Christine has to jump.

Vivienne’s handsome, spoilt and sexy playboy grandson Angel is the heir to her fortune. The anger and resentment he feels towards his grandmother for selling what he’d counted on as one day being his inheritance sets in motion a series of events with deadly consequences. Angel is totally unscrupulous, and no one will emerge from his plotting unscathed. For it seems that family secrets cut sharper than diamonds . . .


This novel, like the previous Rebecca Chance novel I read is very inconsistent. Perhaps those that like a whirlwind of no structure novels would like this type of writing. However when it comes to my reading I enjoy an enticing plot, along with consistency, a happy story, followed by an ‘oh no, what are we gonna do now?’ and a change and grow in development of characters type novel.

Some scenes were not entirely relevant as it did not add up in this novel. I don’t mind steamy romances, however this wasn’t advertised as such, and you just felt that these scenes were gratuitous and were just a cheap way to pad out a story that wasn’t thrilling or mysterious.

2/5 Stars


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