Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete MeservePerfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve
Published by Melrose Hill Publishing on February 27th 2016
Pages: 288
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From the bestselling author of Good Sam comes a taut and thought-provoking follow-up, Perfectly Good Crime.

When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

As the heists escalate, Kate’s search is thwarted when the Los Angeles police detective she’s been working with mysteriously disappears, her senator father demands that she stop reporting on the heists, and the billionaire victims refuse to talk to the media. Kate uncovers clues that those behind the robberies have shocking, yet uplifting, motives—it just may be a perfectly good crime that brings about powerful change.

Further complicating her life is a dream job awaiting her in New York, a choice that could shatter from her deepening relationship with Fire Captain Eric Hayes. Kate must trust her instincts—and her heart—in a high stakes search that will test everything she believes and force her to decide where she belongs.


We are wrapping up the BookSparks 2016 Summer Reading Challenge in the month of August with five great books, the first of which I’m going to talk about today.

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve is a follow up book to a previous book entitled Good Sam.  While I didn’t read Good Sam, I have certainly added it to my list of “must reads”.  I will more than likely then re-read this book to get the full impact of the story. What I did, though, was I went to some of my favorite book sites and read the reviews on Good Sam so that I would get the idea of that book prior to reading this one.

Kate Bradley is following a series of stories about some of the richest people in the world being robbed of millions in cash and high-priced goods. I could really identify with Kate and kept asking myself what I would do in her place as she was battling the opposing views of “right” and “wrong”.   She is thrown into the spotlight with this high profile story and she is really torn between her personal and professional conflicts. If she continues pushing forward with her professional life, it’s possible that she is jeopardizing her future with her love interest, Eric.

This novel is filled with suspense and romance, with some real life drama thrown in for good measure. Ms. Meserves shares an insider’s view of how a newsroom works – it’s politics and debates on a story and the value of ratings. 

Perfectly Good Crime provides us with intrigue and layers of complexity involved to figure out the thief, political influence and spectacular Los Angeles estates to carry away our imagination. Ms. Meserve definitely has an amazing talent of bringing her characters to life and making their dialogue seem very realistic through her words.  Perfectly Good Crime left me wondering what is next for Kate Bradley.

dete Who is author, Dete Meserve? She is an award-winning author who is searching for Good. Like Kate Bradley in the novels ‘Good Sam’ and ‘Perfectly Good Crime,’ Meserve searches for people who are doing extraordinary good for others. While most mysteries focus on finding the killer or kidnapper,

Meserve’s novels focus our attention on finding the helpers, the rescuers, and the people who bring light and hope into the world with their selfless acts of kindness. When she’s not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and partner of Wind Dancer Films. Meserve lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children—and a very good cat that rules them all.

I received a complimentary paperback copy of this book from the publishers and BookSparks as part of the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge in exchange for this post, which is my honest review and unbiased opinion. email-header-august2

Keep checking out BookSparks’ Summer Reading Challenge 2016! There are so many more books you’ll want to put into your beach bag!  This summer continues to be the “best summer ever.” #SRC2016 #BestSummerEver #BestSRCEver!

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