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Heather Wells lives a big city life full of interesting people. A former singer who gave up her career due to stage fright, she shares a house with her ex-boyfriend’s brother in exchange for doing the bookkeeping for his private detective agency. She lives two blocks from her workplace as an assistant dorm director for New York College, where she deals with college students and their problems of all flavors. She flirts with the young guy in the coffee house, gets razzed by the drug dealer in the park, and is generally content. Until the severed head of one of her students is found in the school cafeteria.
Heather suddenly realizes that the problems at the school are much worse than her usual issues with room assignments and her boss doesn’t seem up to dealing with them. Then her personal life starts spinning out of control, too. Her jailbird father tracks her down and her ex starts turning up on her doorstep to chat about his upcoming wedding. Heather is beginning to feel hemmed in, but knows that the most important thing she can do is keep any more of her students from being murdered.
Cabot has created a strong, determined, and funny character in Heather Wells. She is a little older and wiser than her students, but isn’t completely jaded by what life has thrown at her. She has a great supporting cast and a reasonable mystery to solve. This is a very appealing and ultimately rewarding book and I look forward to going back and reading the first one in the series.
Favorite character? Gavin, the surprising student. Did I guess it? No. Will I read another? Yes.
Mystery Book Reviews by Liz at http://reviewedbyliz.com Â©2007