Murder At The Flamingo: Review

Murder At The Flamingo by Rachel McMillan

Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life hiding the anxiety that flares at the most inconvenient times, including his first court case as a new lawyer. He is determined to prove his father’s expectations wrong. Hamish runs away to Boston to live with his cousin, Luca Valari. Luca is opening Flamingo, a night club in the heart of the city. After meeting Luca’s “right hand man”, Reggie, Hamish wonders if there is more to life than this. Regina “Reggie” Van Buren is a member of New Haven royalty, an heir to a fortune and a life ruled by her parent’s expectations. Reggie runs away to Boston determined to make it as an independent woman. Finding a job becomes the least of her worries when her love of mysteries collides with her reality. The opening night of Flamingo becomes the night that changes Hamish and Reggie’s lives forever. They team up to expose a murderer before the darkness destroys everything they have worked to build.  

I wanted to love Murder At The Flamingo. However, throughout the story the tensions of romance and mystery did not collide, but clashed. There was great character development, I fell in love with this crew of individuals, but the murder mystery fell flat. I enjoy a mystery that has me on the edge of my seat with sleuthing, twists and turns, adventure, and peril. That was not found in these pages. Even though the twist was not predictable, at least I didn’t see it coming, it fell flat. This may all be due to my personal taste. I fell in love with the characters and will read the next book when it comes out, just to see what happens to them. Mystery wise, I have very low expectations for what comes next. If you are looking for a character driven, light mystery, period piece, this Murder At The Flamingo might be something you will enjoy.

- Hannah

The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Blogger, in exchange for my honest review.