Friday, November 08, 2013

Review- Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday


L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...


Spying in High Heels was one of the cutest chick lit books I've read recently. The book is the story of Maddie, who is a shoe designer. She designs kiddie shoes and has an obsession with anything shoes. Maddie with a cast of really unique characters move the story forward.

I loved Maddie. She was sweet and funny. The way she thought made me laugh out loud many times. Many people think that Maddie is nothing but a five foot one inch dumb blonde with an obsession for high heels. I loved how she proved them wrong even while sticking to her girlyness. 

When Maddie's boyfriend suddenly disappears with $20 million worth of embezzled funds Maddie finds herself into investigations due to her nosiness and curiosity of course. Here we meet LAPD's sexiest cop, Ramirez. I liked Ramirez. He gave off the hot vibes and had the whole mysterious thing going on. Maddie amuses Ramirez to no end but Ramirez is a workaholic and wants to find answers.

Through all this there are some unexpected murders and now the police are not only on the hunt for Maddie's boyfriend but the killer as well. Then we have Maddie's fashion challenged mother and her faux Dad. Maddie's super beautiful best friend Dana who is her help through all the not so covert operations.

Gemma Halliday's writing is fast paced and the dialogue is funny with the wide range of characters. We can see Maddie's journey in finding clues and piecing together things to find out who the killer is. With a little bit of mystery and a lot of chick lit Spying in High Heels made for a cute read.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Jaico Publishers in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. Sounds like a sweet and fun read!! I have heard some good things about this author. Thanks for the review.

  2. Oh, this sounds like so much fun! I loved Deadly Cool by this author which was a YA read so I'll have to put this on my list. I love books that make me laugh. Great review, Janhvi! :)

  3. Sounds like fun light reading. Glad that you enjoyed it!

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