I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Decorator Who Knew Too Much by Diane Vallere
Series: A Madison Night Mystery
Published by Henery Press on Date 18 Apr 2017
When Interior Decorator Madison Night accepts an assignment in Palm Springs with handyman Hudson James, she expects designing days and romantic nights. But after spotting a body in the river by the job site, she causes a rift in the team. Add in the strain of recurring nightmares and a growing dependency on sleeping pills, and Madison seeks professional help to deal with her demons.
She learns more about the crime than she’d like thanks to girl talk with friends, pillow talk with Hudson, and smack talk with the local bad boys. And after the victim is identified as the very doctor she’s been advised to see, she wonders if what she knows can help catch a killer. An unlikely ally helps navigate the murky waters before her knowledge destroys her, and this time, what she doesn’t know might be the one thing that saves her life.
Madison is a decorator who favors vintage clothes and all things Doris Day and decorating in the mid last century style. Madison also gets entangled in murder mysteries. I liked the setting of this book Palm Springs, whats not to like? The plot was good and not at all predictable. Madison has her love interest Hudson with her on this trip and things seem very cozy between them but there is a certain police captain back home by the name of Tex that seems to be very interested in her, so I am not too sure what will develop between these two in future books. There are some good red herrings in this story, they actually had me fooled! I was not sure if I liked Hudson’s sister and brother in-law during this book , I found their relationship an annoyance. As for Hudson I am not sure he is the one for Madison, I think I am team Tex!
For me this was a good read, I enjoyed the mystery, the romance part was not too heavy and that for me works for this type of cozy mystery.