Bird Of Prey
This was supposed to be an easy case…
Sémya Slotin had spent the last three years living in London with her best friend Polliannah Koch staying away from solving cases. After Hawaii, she was taking a break from puzzles, cases and mysteries that could potentially get her killed. Instead, she had been doing her second and third favorite ...more
The mystery was hard to follow but that's just me some things did get cleared up for me and it made it great I really enjoyed that. I didn't really care for how much Sémya was around Julian I think that could have been different after all she did move and so did he right? At least that's what it seemed like in the story. I also liked the fact that is was written like I wa ...more
This was a really good murder mystery. The story was weaved together perfectly. I was really hoping to give this book a 5 but I had to drop the rating down to a 4 only because the author seem to over do it on certain words. And I had a couple of questions that made me wonder if this really was a book 1 in the series.
You have Seyma who has been asked to find out what is going on within the world of fashion designing she gets much more than she barg ...more
*I Received this ARC from the Author via My Family's Heart Reviews & Tours in exchange for an Honest Review*
What do you get when you combine the heiress to The Sanka House, the finest wine in all of Europe, and a few dead bodies? Well you get Semya Slotin of course!
Semya is an enigma, her best friend is a Russian mob princess, her boyfriend of almost 4 years is absolute mystery to her, and she likes to play Nancy Drew more often than she probably should.
Bird of Prey takes the reader on a rol
Bird of Prey was a great, multi-layered mystery. It has romance and suspense set amid the high fashion world of Paris, France. Sémya Slotin has left her "murder investigating" days behind her. She has settled into nice life in London selling vintage wines and having hot, passionate sex with her lover, Josh Heinz. However, she is called back to Paris by her adoptive mother who is the head of a major fashion house to do some mi ...more
First let me tell you that this is the very first book that I have had the pleasure of reading of that has been written by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba. And I look forward to reading more of your works/books!!!
The "Bird of Prey" will keep you on the edge of your seat! You never know what is gonna happen next and you definitely don't know what twist or turn is gonna happen.
The story starts out with a strange turn of even ...more
This is the first book I've read by the author Danielle-Claude.
Sémya Slotin has spent the last 3 years in London with her best friend, staying away from solving any crime. You see she's a brilliant woman. She was trying to stay away from anything that could get her killed. Instead she's been doing her other loves... selling vintage wine as well as drinking TONS of it. Everything was going fantastic, that is until her money sup ...more
Sèmya owns a wine shop in London with her best friend Polliannah and is the adopted daughter of one of fashions most popular modeling agencies. She lived in Paris for most of her life and was a model just like her real mother. But with fate and life, there comes tragedy and murder. Sèmya studied criminology and computer science in college but never went into the field because she was use to the life of the rich and famous, even being broke. But her ex-boyfriend and mother find out that ...more
Sèmya owns a wine shop in London with her best friend Polliannah and is the adopted daughter of one of fashion's most popular modeling agencies. She lived in Paris for most of her life and was a model just like her real mother. But with fate and life, there comes tragedy and murder. Sèmya studied criminology and computer science in college but never went into the field because she was use to the life of the rich and famous, even being broke. But her ex-boyfriend and mother find out tha ...more
Sémya has been living in London for three years with her best friend Polli selling expensive wines. When funds start to run low, Sémya takes a job from her mother to investigate some design sketches that have been showing up at a competitors fashion house. The other fashion house happens to be owned by Julian, Sémya's ex-boyfriend. He too, wants to know why the sketches are showing up at in his designs.
Sémya is super intelligent and has a knack for investigating. She spends most of her ...more
I read this book in less than a day- I couldn't walk away from it. Danielle-Claude has once again created a compelling heroine. I wasn't sure I was going to like the high-fashion angle, but I loved it, especially mixed with the criminal/police angle.
Semya may have a rough exterior, but within two pages you'll want her as your best friend: she's honest, compassionate and brilliant. Her tragic childhood could make her an emot ...more
know there's gonna be trouble. Guess what? I was right. There's trouble with a capital T. In fact, capitalize ALL the words in trouble and that's what you have.
The first section of the book threw me off. Good little mysterious what-in-the-world-just happened and WHY? type thing. Yeah lady, you hooked me there. What an intro!
I gotta say, I enjoy this author's writing. Her characters are sassy and I never kn ...more
*I received an ARC for my honest review*
This story begins with Semya and her best friend, Polliannah, running a fine wine business. The business is not doing well and they seem to enjoy drinking their beverages instead of selling them. One day Semya is called back to her mother to help with a little problem at her mother’s design house. Someone is stealing her ideas and selling them off. Her mother wants her to come find out who is responsible for this ...more
Fifteen years ago, a young girl is able to prove her mother did not kill her step-father. She completes schooling to be a top notch criminologist, but instead co-owns a wine store in London with her best friend, the mob boss’ daughter. When her mother asks her to look into a little case of fashion-house espionage, she thinks it’s going to be an easy case and on to vacation. When the bodies start hitting the floor and t ...more
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We are introduced to Sémya Slotin and her best friend and roommate Polliannah Koch. As they live a life full of extravagance despite hiding secrets. They return from Hawaii where their lives were in peril and they meet an equally mysterious Josh Heinz who ends up saving Sémya but she has no recollection as they end up being in a relationship.
Sémya who has a penchant for solving cases returns to Paris on behalf of her adoptive mother a former fashion model. Her former ex ...more
I was given an ARC of this book by author for reviewing purposes. I enjoyed reading this and many thanks to the author. Corporate espionage, murder, mayhem, and romance this book has it all. Just loved reading about the cops working with civilians for assistance. The main character Semya is considered to be a genius and has a “board” for everybody. Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba included in several scenes what Semya was listening to when she had her thinking/study sessions, it’s nice to be ...more
I really enjoyed this story. It was full of twists & turns and was very exciting.
I found the character of Semya really interesting. She is a really clever lady, and she is a trained criminologist. She has spent the last three years sharing a flat with her best friend Polliannah in London, selling expensive wines. She has given up solving crimes, until this one. She thinks this is going to be an easy case, but it turns into far much more than she expected.
My only pr ...more
BIRD OF PREY (Sémya Slotin Mystery #1) by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba
I really enjoyed this story. It was full of twists & turns and was very exciting.
I found the character of Semya really interesting. She is a really clever lady, and she is a trained criminologist. She has spent the last three years sharing a flat with her best friend Polliannah in London, selling expensive wines. She has given up solving crimes, until this one. She thinks this is going to be an easy case, but it turns into far ...more
Seyma is a beautiful and talented as well as intelligent. She puts things together before everyone else.
Josh, mmm, loved Josh. I want more.
Julian, okay, yeah, he was a tool, but you still almost feel sorry for him.
There is a large cast, but well thought out and the story flows.
You can easily read it in a sitting, and keep up with what's going on.
I definitely recommend it to mystery lovers.
I'm looking forward to the next.
I received an ARC for an ho ...more
I would have loved more background on Semya and the main characters surrounding her, but maybe that is to come in the next instalment, I hope so. Overall, it’s a great read.
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I’m over 30.
I was born in Quebec City, Canada.
I grew up in France and in Gabon.
I speak English & French fluently.
Pizza is my favorite dish.
Black Forest Cake is my favorite dessert.
I met Michael Jackson when I was eleven.
I loathe vodka but love gin, wine and tequila.
I'm obsesse ...more