Title: Murderous Affair
Author: Alina Popescu
Publication Date: 12 October 2019
Format: eBook - EPUB
Source: Free via Author Newsletter Offer
Betrayal, murder, and elitist liars. Never a dull moment in the art world.
Aspiring artist Jayden Carmichael loves her Manhattan life. She’ll willingly work way too many shifts at a coffee shop to sustain it, put up with her boyfriend dismissing her manga-inspired art, and drown her sorrows in cosplaying and anime collectibles. No one’s life is perfect, right?
When a murder sends Jayden’s world into a tailspin, everything she thought she had turns out to be a big, fat lie. Slap a mean detective and an impending murder charge on top of that, and Jayden is forced to turn amateur sleuth to prove her innocence.
With a best friend ready to provide a shoulder to cry on and a place to retreat and regroup, her famous father’s unwanted help, and her own wits, Jayden might just avoid a jail sentence.
Murderous Affair is a quick, fun read. I am not usually a big mystery fan, but I've enjoyed Alina Popescu's other work, so I decided to give some of her new mystery writing a try. On the whole, I enjoyed it. Jayden is a great character--someone I could really get behind--and I loved her relationship with best friend Greg. I didn't guess the killer until late on (always a good thing in this kind of story), plus I enjoyed all the art world/manga references, even though I am fairly new to anime and manga and am not overly familiar with the series mention... yet. :) This is the prequel to a forthcoming series, and I would certainly be happy to read on and follow some of Jayden's future adventures.