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The summer is around the corner and all I want is to sit down in a comfortable chair on the beach and read. And what's better read than easy summer chick lit with a mystery in it? Pretty Shore is exactly that. It has a beach, a cat and a mystery to solve, perfect for relaxation.
Let me tell you something about the plot. Celeste has started her own business as a professional organizer. Working with her assistant Filippa, or Flip, they are hired by famous fashion designer Sabine Cloud to organize her apartment on the beach. Celeste decides to kill two birds with one shot and organizes a vacation with her boyfriend, and her cat too. She and Flip suppose to finish the work for a week and then continue with the vacation on the beach.
Sabine Cloud's apartment belonged to her daughter Romy, a famous model-in-rise who recently killed herself. But Romy's friend Blaise is absolutely sure that she would never ever kill herself. And there is no harm in doing a little bit of research, right?
Things never turn out as you've planned to, and Celeste and Flip go from professional organizing to amateur investigating. Because something here is wrong, very wrong.
It is hard to say who is the main character here in the story, because there is more about Flip and Blaise than Celeste herself. Celeste is really nice as a person and a good boss, but she is little bit afraid of life, according to me. It is her first vacation with her boyfriend Lenny, and her nerves are on the edge all the time, afraid that she is out of his league and doing the wrong things. But there are no right and wrong things when two people are in love , right?
Flip is such an adorable character, much younger that Celeste, but so mature for her age. And she has an attitude! She knows what she wants and she won't accept being somebody's second choice.
I also admire Blaise as a character. A son of a famous music star who always had on plate everything he ever wanted. But he decides not to live on his father's fame and his father's money and do something by himself. He finds out that he really likes black-and-white movies and wants to produce documentaries. He meets Romy and she is the only one who sees real him, who believes in him. And now she is dead.
Overall, „Pretty Shore“ is a lovely beach read perfect for having fun under the sun. Light, enjoyable and mysterious in the same time, will relax you after a hard working day.
My opinion: 3,5/5