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Say Yes To The Death

Say Yes To The Death, October 2015
Debutante Dropout Mystery #6
by Susan McBride

Witness
342 pages
ISBN: 006235860X
EAN: 9780062358608
Kindle: B00OP17BFC
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"A reluctant bridesmaid finds the wedding planner dead."

Fresh Fiction Review

Say Yes To The Death
Susan McBride

Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted February 17, 2016

Mystery

Andy Kendricks doesn't want to attend a society wedding, but her mother drags her along. The next thing she knows, Andy is roped into being a bridesmaid. Things get even worse when she learns the wedding planner is Olivia LaBelle. Olivia made Andy's life a living hell in prep school.

Andy arrives at Olivia's office to find her dead with Millicent Draper, a cake maker kneeling at her side with the murder weapon in her hand. Andy has known Millie for years and firmly believes her protestations of innocence. The police are not so convinced.

Meanwhile, Dallas is buzzing with the gossip. Andy sets out to answer some questions about who wanted Olivia dead despite Andy's fiancé's objections.

Knowing her mother, Cissy, has the contacts she needs, Andy tells her mother she is planning her marriage to Brian for October. Cissy takes immediate action, and Andy is walking a narrow line between her investigation and preventing the wedding from becoming a disaster.

Susan McBride writes an entertaining story with some fascinating characters. SAY YES TO THE DEATH is the sixth book in the Debutante Dropout Mysteries. The continuing conflict between Andy and her mother, Cissy, gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into a high society life. This story especially highlights the differences between the middle class and the very rich in lifestyle and resources at their command. There is an interesting twist in SAY YES TO THE DEATH, and Ms. McBride keeps the reader invested in the story as Andy seeks a killer.

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SUMMARY

Someone old, someone cruel

Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos—so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a bad case of déjà vu. As does running into her old prep-school bully, Olivia La Belle, the wedding planner, who's graduated to berating people for a living on her reality TV show. But for all the times Andy wished her dead, nobody deserves Olivia's fate: lying in a pool of blood, a cake knife in her throat—but did the angry baker do it?

Millicent Draper, the grandmotherly owner of Millie's Cakes, swears she's innocent, and Andy believes her. Unfortunately, the cops don't. Though Andy's fiancé, lawyer Brian Malone, is handling Millie's case, she's determined to spring Millie herself. But where to start? "La Belle from Hell" had enemies galore. Good thing Andy has a BFF who's a reporter— and a blue-blood mother who likes to pull strings.


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