This is the first book in the High Heels series. I have to confess that I downloaded it when Dorchester offered it for free a year ago. It languished on my laptop, unread, until I decided to load on to my Sony and read it on my holiday in Turkey. I am glad I did, since after what happened in Oslo, I needed something light and funny. I read it on the plane trip back, and it hooked me from the start. What hooked me wasn’t the plot. No, it was the characters and how they reacted. They got worried, they made reckless decisions. But what made this book was Maddie. She was a bundle of witty determination. I loved how she continued to search after her missing boyfriend, no matter what Ramirez told her. I also loved how she did the right thing at the end, which is NOT marrying her boyfriend. The end took my by surprise, I had someone else pegged as the murderer.