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Cover Your Assets (Tucker Sinclair #2)
Tucker Sinclair's life has returned to normal after her first misadventure with murder in FALSE PROFITS. But that's about to change when her old college flame, Evan Brice, strolls back into her life after a 10-year estrangement that began when he dumped Tucker to marry her closest friend. Evan is now a successful Hollywood agent who has acquired many mistresses and a love...more
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Published September 3rd 2007 by Grand Central Publishing
(first published November 10th 2005)
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This book- the second in the Tucker Sinclair series by Patricia Smiley- was, as I expected, an easier read than the first. I know these aren't "new" books, but they are new to me, so...my prediction that the author would hit her stride by book two was pretty dead on. There was one moment in the story where I found myself wrenched from my reverie by sheer disbelief, but it was so minor, I can't even remember what it was that seemed so dumb now. These books are funny- they are easy to read, but th...more
Oops - I did it again. Stumbled on this book, the description sounded good, so I read it believing it was a stand-alone. Guess what? Wrong - this one is the second in a series! I enjoyed this story enough that I've decided to backtrack and pick up #1. Some people might feel this is a watered down Kinsey Milhone-ish heroine, but I found her fairly likable and the mystery kept me guessing until near the end, so those are good signs. One is forced to branch out when she is fully caught up with almo...more
The second Tucker Sinclair mystery, where Tucker's college sweetheart who dumped her is brutally murdered. His wife, Tucker's former best friend from childhood, is the prime suspect, and Tucker gets drawn into the complicated circumstances. A good mystery with well-defined characters and a lot of local (LA. and surrounds) sense of place.
Mar 14, 2011 Johna rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Johna by: Book club
I liked Tucker as a character, but was not impressed with this storyline. Just had issues getting captured from the beginning. By the end of the book, sure I was from sheer determination of wanting to complete the book and curious to see who actually did it. Several characters in the book so pay attention.
I liked this story. Fun, quick, set in Los Angeles. The only thing was it felt like she tried to hurry up and tie it all up at the end... it seemed like it just sped through the last few chapters where the main character finds out "whodunit".
Patricia Smiley earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also holds an MBA with honors from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Her debut novel FALSE PROFITS about Los Angeles management consultant Tucker Sinclair received a starred review from Booklist and was a Book Sense recommendation. Her follow-up novel COVER YOUR ASSETS was a RomanticTimes Top Pick...moreMore about Patricia Smiley...