Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Deadly. Set. Vegas. by Vanessa M. Knight @GoddessFish


Vanessa M. Knight

GENRE: Romantic Mystery


Kennedy Romero is not a murderer. Why is she the only one who believes that? Well, her and her best friend believe it. And, yes, she knows it’s a little coincidental that she arrived in Vegas the same day her best friend’s husband was killed. But she swears she had nothing to do with it.

Unfortunately, Vegas Metro has other ideas—and they all lead to Kennedy. So instead of enjoying her vacation in Las Vegas, she’s stuck smack-dab in the middle of a murder investigation.

What she would give for an all-you-can-eat buffet and watching her best friend's soccer team play a match. But no. Instead of hitting the casinos, she’s trying to interview the players of the Vegas Victory FC and wishing she wasn’t the main suspect.

The body is growing as cold as the trail of the murderer. But if she doesn’t find the killer soon, Metro will be giving her a red card and she’ll be sitting in jail. Permanently.

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Kennedy knocked on the door. No answer. She need answers and Chuck’s brother was the only one who might have them. She knocked again.

Hold up,” a graveled voice called through the door. A lock tumbled with a scrape and the door flew open. “What?”

Craig stood in the doorway wearing a faded Van Halen T-shirt and sweatpants with air-conditioning holes at the knees and hip. Eyes half-closed. Scruff lining his face. If she didn’t know better, she’d swear he was homeless. He took one look at Kennedy and the door flew toward her.

Kennedy’s arm blocked it from hitting her in the face. “Can we talk?”


Your brother was murdered.”

Craig’s normally stoic face morphed into sadness. This was a man in mourning. “Can I come in?”

He looked behind him and shook his head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

Why? I just have a few questions.” When he didn’t budge, she kept going. “I want to find out who did this. Don’t you want that?”

He squinted at her. “Of course, I do. He was my only family.”

You have Darcy and the kids.”

They don’t like me very much.”

Maybe they just don’t know you. If you want me to tell them the truth, I’ll listen.” And she would. She needed to get to the truth by any means necessary. Even listening to a jilted brother.

Craig opened the door a smidge, barely letting Kennedy in. She turned her body to squeak by. Inside, plastic covered every inch of, well, everything. Tinfoil lined the windows. This was not the residence of a playboy with hooker tendencies.

Craig twisted the lock closed and open, closed and open, closed and open. Then he stopped on closed. He motioned to a pleather couch covered by a plastic sofa cover. “Have a seat.”

The seat crinkled and popped when she sat on the shiny material.

I didn’t kill my brother.”

I didn’t think you did.” She couldn’t say that with conviction. There was something not right here. But Craig seemed to buy it. He sat in a chair across the room and relaxed. Kennedy leaned forward. “If you didn’t kill him, who did?”

You won’t believe me. No one does.” He ran a hand through the scruff on his chin.

Try me.”

The aliens have been watching me for years.”

Ummm… Kennedy wasn’t sure what she expected to happen. But she could honestly say aliens weren’t anywhere near the top of her list.

My Review:

Deadly. Set. Vegas. is my second book by Vanessa M. Knight and I look forward to reading more books by her. I would love to read more about Kennedy Romero. I would like to know more about her life before she came to Las Vegas. I would also like to read more about Kennedy in further books.

Deadly. Set. Vegas. is full of mystery and surprises that keep me turning the pages as I tried to help Kennedy figure out who killed her best friend Darcy’s husband. Kennedy and Darcy went to college together. After what happened with her job back home Kennedy decided to visit her old college friend.

Kennedy’s vacation has turned into a nightmare as she is now one of the suspects. Vegas Metro thinks she killed Darcy’s husband. Kennedy is determined to prove that she is innocent. If she can’t prove that she didn’t kill anybody soon she is going to be sitting behind bars for a long time. Can Kennedy prove she didn’t murder anyone?

I highly recommend Deadly. Set. Vegas. to all fans of mystery thrillers. Grab a copy of Deadly. Set. Vegas. today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Who is Vanessa M. Knight? Well, I’m an author. Wow. After years and years of wanting to use those words, that is fun to say. It’s almost as fun as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Did I spell that right?

I write contemporary romantic suspense.

I live in Chicagoland with my family and menagerie of four-legged friends. In my mind, these lovely animals do everything as they should. I’m the alpha, keeping peace and harmony amongst my humble servants. In real life, they own me. I’m the maid, here for their feeding pleasure. Well, that and to clean up their messes.

When not catering to the needs of adorably-furry faces, I slug through the nine to five grind and head home so I can write. Of course, that’s after I make dinner and clean the house and all the other tasks that go into family life. So really, I work, cater to animals and my family… and then, if I don’t fall face first into bed, I write. I love putting my characters into crazy situations and watching how they react. I hope you love reading about them.

I love to hear from fans. I can be found on Facebook at VanessaMKnight and at www.vanessamknight.com.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting and reviewing today!

Marcy Meyer said...

Thanks for sharing. The blurb and excerpt sound really good.

Vanessa M Knight said...

Thank you so much for having me here today. I’m so glad you liked Kennedy’s story.

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt.

Michael Law said...

This should be a fun read. Thanks for hosting.

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I just loved your cover.