Author: Irene Woodbury
Genre: Women’s Fiction
When the nude body of Dave Sloan’s wife, Tricia, is found dead at the Bellagio in Vegas, he’s stunned. Why was she even there when she told him she was going to a conference in Phoenix? Tricia Sloan’s mysterious death shatters, and later transforms, the lives of those closest to her.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I start reading the book – the premise sounded quite straightforward, like a murder mystery. But there’s a lot more going on in “A Dead End in Vegas”. It’s about trust, friendship and loyalty. It’s not so much about who killed Tricia as more about what her death did to change the lives of everyone around her, her husband Dave, and her closest friends.
The author succeeds in describing the setting, especially the Las Vegas scene. The setting came to live, as did the characters. I liked the dynamics between them, how Tricia’s secret changed their lives and their friendship, and how it all turned out. What a cliffhanger ending though. I can’t wait to read the sequel.