Sémya Slotin had spent the last three years living in London with her best friend Polliannah Koch staying away from solving cases. After Hawaii, she was taking a break from puzzles, cases and mysteries that could potentially get her killed. Instead, she had been doing her second and third favorite things, drinking and selling expensive vintage wines and having earth-shattering sex with the mysterious, sexy, beautiful but ever so secretive Josh Heinz. Life in London was good….until her funds ran out. Too much wine drinking, not enough wine selling!
When fashion designer and adoptive mother, Annika Slotin, summoned her back to Paris to hire her for what Sémya considered being the easiest case of her amateur sleuth career, all she could think of and see was money signs and a well-deserved Cuban holiday once it was solved.
What Sémya didn’t see was her stumbling on the fresh corpse of supermodel Johanna Cartier. She didn’t think that male model turned fashion designer Julian Marais-Caldwin, who also happened to be Sémya’s ex, would be suspected of brutally murdering her. Johanna was his girlfriend, his muse and he loved her. Sémya didn’t see the dead bodies piling up or the conspiracy theories.
Sémya was a little rusty. But then again, it was supposed to be an easy case and she was going to solve it. One vintage wine at a time… Sémya Slotin was officially back in business!
This is only the second book I've read dealing with solving a crime and while I enjoyed the first one, Bird of Prey has left me wanting to read more (good thing there's three more books in the Sémya Slotin series)!
It's full of twists and turns that kept me from putting it down. I even got to the point where I was just going to read a chapter before bed, and before I knew it, it was 5am and I had finished the book. And on top of the murder investigation, there's a little mystery going on with Heinz, who seems quite delish, by the way.
I really enjoy Sémya's independent nature/attitude, even if it made her a little stubborn. The author stayed true to her nature, as well as the rest of the characters, throughout the whole book.
I only had a minor problem with the perspectives. The book is written in third person and sometimes a paragraph will switch from Sémya's perspective to another character's without a smooth transition.
The book ended with a wonderful cliffhanger and I can't wait to read the next book!
4/5 Platypires from me!