The Compulsive Reader: Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber

Anyone would love Aphra Behn's life. She lives on an isolated island, home to a cushy resort owned by her father. Her days are filled with attending to the guests, taking long swims in the ocean, and exploring the lush island. The only hitch? She's always alone.

So when the Smiths arrive with their teenage son, she's ecstatic. Maybe she can actually make a friend. But the circumstances surrounding the Smiths' arrival don't add up. Why did her dad put them in the villa under renovation? Why didn't he check them in? And how did they even get on the island? And when another guest washes up from the ocean dead, strangled by her bikini strings, Aphra is convinced that no one will be safe until the Smiths are off her island.

This suspenseful novel moves at lightening fast speed. Gerber cunningly draws readers into Aphra's paradise-esque life that anyone would envy. Her character is made intriguing by dropping sly hints about her past periodically throughout the book. But Gerber's delivery ensures that's not the only thing to keep readers going as the strange mystery unravels into something big that can't be resolved easily. Pay close attention, because this is one novel that doesn't slow down a bit, and will assuredly be the start of a fresh, fun, and exhilarating new mystery series for teens.
This novel will be released from SPEAK Sleuth on May 15, 2008! And be sure to keep you eyes peeled for the squel, Death by Latte!


Chelsea said...

Ooh, I loved this one! I should be reviewing it soon, too. Can't wait for the sequel. :)

Chelsie said...

This looks really really good... nice review.


Rachael Stein said...

ooh, this sounds good!! i can't wait to read it.

Ms. Yingling said...

Linda was at my school today and was such fun. She is very enthusiastic about writing and so patient with the students. After this book comes Death by Latte and then Death by Denim. I can't wait to read them all!

Anonymous said...

i love this book

Anonymous said...

this book is for any girl who wants adventure cute boys murder mysteries and more i loved it and cant wait for the sequal