Book review: 'Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things' is a captivating mystery
"Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things," by Rachelle J. Christensen, is an entertaining and suspenseful mystery about a wedding planner.
On the cusp of devastating personal and professional tragedy, Adrielle Pyper relocates from bustling big-city life in San Francisco to the slower-paced posh resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, near where she was born and raised, and starts her own wedding planning business.
Eager to regain her footing and rebuild her career as an acclaimed wedding planner, Adrielle lands two celebrity clients, including one diva celebrity competing for the public's attention. Adrielle is on track for newfound success, but things take a turn for the worse when expensive imported wedding dresses are vandalized and she makes a surprising discovery hidden in the dresses — a discovery that sets off a number of various suspenseful mysteries, including some that have her fighting for her life.
Christensen, who is a graduate of Utah Valley University, keeps the story entertaining while intertwining serious and suspenseful twists and turns, and she also keeps things light and fun by sprinkling in fun craft and recipe ideas for weddings at each chapter head. Tutorials for these are on the DIY and craft blog she contributes to at mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com.
Also noteworthy is the tantalizing love triangle that spices up the novel as two local newcomers vie for Adrielle's attention.
The language throughout the book is clean of any swearing or other foul language, the romances don't go beyond flirting and kissing, and while violence does occur, none of it is detailed.
"Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things" has enthralling plot twists and relatable and enjoyable major characters. It's interesting to connect the dots in the storyline.
Hilarye Fuller lives in Knoxville, Tennesee, where she stays at home with her three young daughters and pens the travel blog DottingTheMap.com.
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