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So Pretty It Hurts (Bailey Weggins Mystery #6)

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True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world’s most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey’s trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati—and any one of them could be a murderer. She’s determined to find out who’s responsible, but ...more
Kindle Edition, 467 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Harper
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Lauren Fidler
hey goodreaders, did you miss me???

so, after a not-so-brief foray into vision problems, i'm back. and i've chosen to return to the world of "pleasure reading" with the latest in the bailey weggins series. because if you're going to do it, you might as well just leap right on in with the trashiest piece of literature you can get your grubby little paws on.

now, i loved this series initially, but each addition has brought with it a little less joy, a little less enthusiasm, and a little less fun.
Maybe it's been too long between Bailey Weggins stories (the last one was out in 2007), but it took a long time for me to get into this story. Bailey and a co-worker head for a house party weekend at a remote (albeit fancy) cabin in upstate New York. When a supermodel ends up dead, Bailey latches on to the thought it must be murder, even though events point toward an eating disorder fatality. Sleuthing ensues. The Bailey I remember had a great relationship with next door neighbor Landon, who spe ...more

I was so excited to find that Kate White finally decided to add a 6th installment to her Bailey Weggins series! It's been 5 years since we last saw Bailey - I was sure she had been 'retired'. Two years ago, I wrote Kate White, asking her if she would be adding to the Bailey series. I never got an answer to my question, but she sent me a signed copy of 'Til Death Do Us Part'. NICE!

Bailey Weggins is like a hip, modernized Nancy Drew. She is always ge
I picked up So Pretty It Hurts at the library when I'd run out of things to read, and I wasn't sure if I'd like it, given the subject matter (tragic death of a supermodel). I was even less sure when I cracked it open and discovered that the author is a Cosmopolitan editor. I went ahead and read it, since it was a big city twist on the country house murder genre.

Pretty much everyone at the country house was an unsympathetic character. I couldn't relate to the main character, Bailey, at all, becau
Jan 07, 2012 Laurel-Rain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Bailey Weggins, a crime reporter for Buzz magazine, joins her friend Jessie for a weekend upstate while her boyfriend Beau is in Sedona, she believes she is just seeking entertainment. But did she feel insecure about his sudden departure? Was her decision to go to the house party a bit of payback?

Joining a mix of celebrities and other high profile individuals, Bailey expects the weekend to be a bit of a snooze.

So when a model turns up dead, her instincts kick into high gear. Was the death d
Amy Lignor
Dec 08, 2011 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The upside of working for the industry is getting my hands on the ones that just aren't out yet - but here is a little preview for all you Kate White fans!

The New York Times Bestselling author of The Sixes will be bringing her magic to the market in early 2012, with this truly fantastic crime novel for all to read.

Focusing on Bailey Weggins once again, that true crime writer who has published her own book, but remarks that her small publisher hasn’t promoted it at all and it’s barely at 29,478 o
Oct 23, 2012 CS rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember enjoying the previous Bailey Weggins mysteries I read, and I was excited when I found this one at the library.

However, either I've changed or the books have changed, because I didn't feel the magic this time.

First person narration is hard to carry off. The author has to walk the line between too much inner thought and not enough, plus the author is limited to what only the narrator can know - while at the same time the author can't build suspense by keeping pertinent information that
Jun 18, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bailey Weggins is a trim crime journalist for Buzz, a celebrity magazine. She has been invited to a weekend getaway with her friend, Jessie. The house that Jessie and Bailey are going to belongs to Scott Cohen. Scott is a big time music producer. The guest of honor at the party will be Devon Barr, a supermodel. Nothing says a party like boozes, good friends, and murder.

I have read several of this author's books. I am middle of the road with Ms. White. Her latest mystery, So Pretty It Hurts is a
Feb 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Why read: Requested from Amazon Vine

What impressed me: I love this series. In So Pretty It Hurts, Bailey Weggins continues to be a serious crime journalist surrounded by celebrity gossip. This time she's snowed in with a variety of notable people when a supermodel is murdered. Of course, everyone had a motive, most of which being scandalously juicy. While the dirty laundry is aired, Bailey sifts through the revealed secrets to find the person behind the murder. Bailey is wonderfully funny and I
Riley K.
So Pretty It Hurts by Kate White
I love the Bailey Weggins murder mystery series. Bailey Weggins is so flawed that she is perfectly flawsome. Her luck, however is seriously not so good. In this story, she is invited to a weekend getaway where she stumbles onto a murder mystery.
Kate White knows the formula for a good suspense story. This was a real page turner. However, on a side note, it was good to see Beau again. I love them together. He calls her out on her BS which is what she needs from tim
Jul 22, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a Kate White fan for years and I love Bailey. She's a smart and independent woman who has a good fashion sense and doesn't take no for an answer. I have read all of the Bailey's Weggins books and while I loved them all this one really feel flat for me. Giving it 3 stars is a stretch, but I couldn't find it in my heart to give it two. Since Bailey has been on hold for awhile, maybe my expectations were too high. I thought Kate would give us the best Bailey story yet, but it was the sa ...more
Jessica Greco
Mar 20, 2012 Jessica Greco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After being away from Bailey Weggins for a while, I had forgotten that Kate White's writing can be a little juvenile (for lack of a better word). What I had also forgotten is how easily I get sucked into these suspenseful and thrilling mysteries, and how attached to Bailey I get. Kate White might not be the most descriptive writer in the world, but she sure knows how to put together a great story. I'm already looking forward to the next Bailey Weggins mystery!
Feb 17, 2012 Barbi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, first-reads
I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program on Goodreads.

I loved the book. It was a quick and enjoyable read. Not sure about the main character's boyfriend though. Seems like I would have kicked him to the curb a while ago.

thanks Goodreads for the book! I will be sharing it with my friends.
Feb 22, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the Bailey Weggins mystery series. The pacing is excellent. I didn't figure out who the murderer is until the end when Bailey had it narrowed down to two people.
Jun 15, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In So Pretty It Hurts, Bailey Weggins, true-crime journalist, gets an invitation for a fun, relaxing weekend getaway from her friend, Jessie. Bailey's boyfriend, Beau, is away doing his own thing, so she accepts. They are to spend the weekend at a music mogul's country house with a number of other guests, including glamorous, ultra-thin, and extremely moody, supermodel Devon Barr. When the group is stranded by a winter snow storm and Devon is found dead, Bailey suspects foul play and starts nosi ...more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
*3.5 Stars*

With one part "Clue," one part celebrity drama, and one part wit, So Pretty it Hurts is a suspenseful and highly engaging story that will have readers jumping on the Bailey Weggins bandwagon.

In So Pretty it Hurts, true-crime journalist Bailey Weggins finds herself trying to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of a famous model. While attending a weekend house party, a model dies in her bed but Bailey suspects foul play. It could have been anorexia that killed her, or one of
Jes Jones
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Smack dab in the middle of the frenzied tabloid and modeling industries that work to influence the thoughts and actions of people, Bailey Weggins falls into a quagmire of trouble without even trying.

Bailey, the crime reporter for the tabloid Buzz, just goes to have a fun weekend at a country house party, since she's feeling neglected by her significant other. When the honoree of the party ends up dead, Bailey’s inquisitiveness is not
Mar 24, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kate-white-read
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So Pretty It Hurts had all of the ingredients of a good mystery in the making but unfortunately I found it to be lacking. Part of this may be my fault as I'm jumping in to the middle of a series (which I absolutely hate) but I didn't realize when I picked it up that it was part of a series. The story begins when Bailey Weggins goes on a weekend away with a close friend of hers to a house in the country. Bailey finds herself closed in with a bunch of strangers including a famous model named Devin ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-sleuth

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Welcome back Bailey Weggins., June 13, 2012

By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)

This review is from: So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery (Bailey Weggins Mysteries) (Hardcover)
I've read all of the previous Bailey Weggins mysteries and enjoyed them. Although I can't call them cozy mysteries , I can call them suspenseful and a really good read. (in my opinion) I kept checking the shelves at the library for a new B.W. book but in vain and now finally "So Pretty It Hurt
Oct 28, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Bailey Weggins mystery! Bailey is a fun character — a true-crime journalist, based in Manhattan, writing for a celebrity magazine and getting seriously involved with a hot new boyfriend. There’s all kinds of material there for fun stories, and Kate White delivers the goods in So Pretty It Hurts. Bailey’s boyfriend is out of town (and Bailey isn’t sure she believes his story about it) so she takes off with her good friend Jessie. Jessie has the hots for music mogul Scott Cohen an ...more
Haylee Bergman
Feb 13, 2017 Haylee Bergman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I randomly picked this book up in a store and decided what the heck, why not?! I would've completely regretted not getting it. This book was full of excitement and thrill! As soon as I thought I was right about one thing, there would be a plot twist and completely catch me off guard! I love reading books that aren't predictable, and this was one of them! I couldn't believe the ending! It was completely a page turner! Reading this made me want to read the rest of Kate White's novels! So pretty it ...more
Linda Strong
Apr 10, 2016 Linda Strong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Bailey Weggins is true-crime journalist and works part-time for a celebrity magazine. A little bit miffed by her boy-friend, she accepts an invite from her office friend, Jessie, to a movie mogul's home.

Expecting a fun, relaxed weekend, Bailey is totally surprised when she discovers that super-model Devon Barr is there as well.

And more than surprised when Devon is found dead.

When certain facts come to life following her autopsy, Bailey is certain that Devon was murdered .... and she's hell bent
Sherri Hunter
Jun 26, 2012 Sherri Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I have enjoyed the Bailey Weggins series and I was really happy to see a new release. Bailey is a character that I relate to easily. She is very likeable and people seem to naturally gravitate toward her. The only problem I have with Bailey is she sometimes takes foolish risks to get to the truth. She has had so many near death attacks but she doesn’t arm herself or otherwise take precautions.

Even with the risks Bailey takes, I still enjoyed the story and I was way off-base with the identity of
Jun 02, 2012 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller-mystery
I recently had the opportunity to preview Ms. Kate White's "So Pretty it Hurts" mystery. The main character is Ms. Bailey Weggins, which I am sure Ms. White's loyal readers are delighted to see back in action, since this is I believe her sixth novel with Bailey.

Bailey is a legitimate true crime writer who also has a position writing for a celebrity rag breaking stories on Hollywood types involved with sensational crimes or encounters with law enforcement. The plot begins with Bailey's boyfriend
Feb 10, 2014 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bailey is invited for a weekend out the city where she gets a chance to party with some big players in the music and modeling biz. Not surprisingly, one of them ends up dead. A freak snowstorm keeps them all together in the country long enough for some more nefarious shenanigans and Bailey is hot on the scent of a new murder. Once back in the city she must wade throught the multitude of suspects (ok, maybe just 8 or so) because the cops don’t think it was murder. And her beau Beau comes back and ...more
Apr 07, 2012 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light, fast beach read mystery. The latest of the Bailey Weggins mystery stories.

Bailey is currently working for Buzz magazine writing their celebrity crime news. Her friend, Jessica, who also works at Buzz, is invited to a music mogul's country home 2 hours from NYC in Upstate NY. Devon, who is a super model and her entourage will also be attending. Jessica invites Bailey to go with her. The weekend starts off with good food and drink and lots of activities for the guests. Screams from one of t
Mar 05, 2012 Kai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Bailey Weggins, crime journalist, begins her story in So Pretty It Hurts, by going out of Manhattan after being upset with Beau, her boyfriend. She was irked that Beau at the last minute, had to go to Sedona, Arizona. Although Bailey wouldn't admit it, she went out of town with her friend Jesse, just to get back at Beau.

Bailey's weekend didn't ended up the way she planned. The model Devin Barr died in the music mogul's house in the country. The more Bailey digged, the more Devin Barr's death sta
For anybody who secretly looks at US magazine or the like while waiting in line. Meet Bailey Weggins, but do read them in order (#1 If Looks Could Kill). Bailey is a true crime reporter who always seems to be the person finding the dead body. In this case Bailey has been invited along to a weekend home of a music exec. When one of her weekend companions, a model turned singer ends up dead. Bailey first believes it's an unfortunate death due to an eating disorder, but as things don't add up for B ...more
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Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of nine works of fiction: six Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including the most recent, The Wrong Man, and the upcoming The Secrets You Keep (March ‘17). For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 201 ...more
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