Cherry Tucker is in trouble again - so she takes a part-time job painting the set for the upcoming school play, Romeo and Juliet. What she does not know is that murder is afoot - both on stage and within the school. Of course, like any school, Peerless Day Academy had its share of disgruntled students, parents, staff, and faculty - many of whom seem willing to consider murder to solve various problems. But Cherry may be too late to stop the latest murder - her own.
Larissa Reinhart has put together a well-written mystery that will hold the reader’s interest from page one to the end of Chapter Thirty-Six, leaving one holding his or her breath to see if the culprit will get away with one more crime. Along with the murders, like always, Cherry is caught between her various boyfriends, each of whom thinks he is the one to win her heart. Like her crime solving, Cherry is not so sure.
Though a bit more involved than her earlier novel in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series, Hijack in Abstract, the book will serve as a good late spring/early summer read. I enjoyed sitting on the sofa in the late night/early morning hours making my way through 250 pages of mayhem and romance.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.