Death by Latte (Death by Mystery #2)

Death by Latte (Death by Mystery #2)
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10+
Release Date
September 18, 2008
ISBN
0142411183
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It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly’s life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father’s secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn’t quite what she expected. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, doesn’t seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie’s boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . .

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Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
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3.0
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3.0
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Reader reviewed by ReggieWrites


The Death by... series never fails to impress me. And Gerber's writing style is constantly unique and original.

The
book is in Aphra's POV. I was blown away at how Gerber completely
perfected a teenager's point of view. I loved Aphra's character. She
was both dynamic and realistic at the same time. I could really relate
to her and her feelings about being lied to and her feelings towards
Seth.

The action and suspense in Death by Latte
was, in words, intense and perfect. There were lots of face-to-face
encounters and hand-on-hand combat. The only thing that I didn't really
like was that, in the entire book, it felt like Aphra was always
running. The pace faster than I was used to, but then again, it kept me
more aware and alert.

The ending of the book didn't fulfill my
thirst for a happy ending (so cliche of me). It was sweet and sour. I
hated the depressing good-byes and the cryptic messages that the
characters were trying to get across.

I found the plot to be a little confusing. I went over the book twice until I completely understood the entire plot.

The epilogue is a great cliffhanger...I can't wait to see what happens next in Death by Denim.

The Bottom Line: A great read for those who LOVE mystery, suspense, action, and a tinge of romance. B- :-)


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Death By Latte
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4.0
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Reader reviewed by Megan

It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly's life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father's secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn't quite what she expected. Aphra's mom, Natalie, doesn't seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie's boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie's hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . .


 


 


This sereis is super good and one of my all time favorites. The characters are great and I have no complants on them. They were funny and easy to get along with. The plot wasn't as good as the first one but it was still really good. I loved all the new charaters. I would rea;;y reccomend reading this.

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Teen suspense
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3.0
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Reader reviewed by Julie H

A very quick read, this teen suspense novel has lots of action in a short span of time. Taking place shortly after Gerber's first novel Death by Bikini, we find Aphra bound for Seattle to find her mother. However, her mother is still working on the sly to find a mole within the CIA and isn't as happy to see Aphra. Their plans to return by nightfall for the first plane back to Hawaii fall short when her mom's partner is murdered. On the run together, Aphra begins to understand some of her mom's actions/inactions during the past four years. The series will continue.
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Death and Intrigue
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5.0
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5.0
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

Aphra Connolly is back in another danger-filled adventure. This time, shes off to find her mom in Seattle, something shes never been able to do until she met the Mulos, the family Aphras mother swore to protect. But the familial reunion isnt as happy as Aphra thought it would be. Instead, her mother seems cold and disconnected while her partner Joe insists Aphra be send home immediately. Plus, Seth Mulo, the boy she fell in love with when he visited her fathers island resort, shows up again in Aphras life, this time to ask for something back. It turns out he needs the ring he gave to her back, but he wont tell her why. And when Joe turns up dead at a coffee shop, what started out as an innocent trip turns into a deadly nightmare. Aphra, her mother, and Seth are now on the run from their enemies, with little supplies and knowledge of what they can do next. Their lives are on the line especially because they dont even know who they are running from.

In this sequel to the fantastic and fast-paced Death by Bikini, Linda Gerber brings readers back into a dangerous world of rogue CIA agents and sleeper cells. This novel is just filled with suspense and excitement, especially when Aphra is on the run. The fact that Aphra doesnt even know who to trust only adds to this effect. I was immediately sucked into this story from the very first line and was hooked all the way until the end. The story does rely a lot on the plot, which isnt an issue since the plot is so exciting, but Aphras character is also well-developed. I could really hear the gears in her head turning as she tried to figure out how to get out of various dangerous situations and felt her confusion over where several peoples loyalties lied. I admire her determination, especially in the face of death. Death by Latte, much like its prequel Death by Bikini, has much to look forward to: great characters, plot twists, and non-stop action and excitement.

Death by Latte appeals to readers who enjoy spy and action novels, although I think pretty much any girl can get into this short but fun read. If you havent already read Death by Bikini, I recommend you do so and then pick up Death by Bikini to read too. I definitely look forward to the continuation of this great series.

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