To Die For: A Novel

Kobo ebook | December 28, 2004

byLinda Howard

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Blair Mallory lives the good life. She’s pretty, confident, and the owner of a thriving up-scale fitness center. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of the club develops a strange fixation on Blair, imitating her style and dress. Matters take a darker turn when the look-alike is shot dead–and Blair witnesses the horror.

As the media speculates on the tawdry details of the homicide and pushes Blair into the harsh spotlight, she locks horns with police lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth. He wants to lead an investigation without interference, while Blair is determined to probe the dead woman’s life on her own. But when someone begins to menace Blair with mounting threats, Wyatt takes notice: Was this murder indeed a lethal case of mistaken identity–and was Blair the intended victim?



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Blair Mallory lives the good life. She’s pretty, confident, and the owner of a thriving up-scale fitness center. But in the shadow of success, a troubled member of the club develops a strange fixation on Blair, imitating her style and dress. Matters take a darker turn when the look-alike is shot dead–and Blair witnesses the horror.As t...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345480856

ISBN - 13:9780345480859

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny This is such a switch for Linda Howard with so much humour and writing in the first person. It is such a fun read. I was laughing all the way through. The mystery is great too.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulously funny First "read" this on an an absolutely fabulous audio book (abridged) by Brilliance Audio. So good, i decided to buy the written full version. I'm glad I heard the audiobook first: it sold the book to me or I'm not sure I would have gone past the first chapter. But do read the first chapter and keep on reading because it's fabulously funny in a deviously quirky southern way.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm Having Mixed Feelings... I’m having mixed feelings about this book. Is that good or bad? I liked Blair - to a certain extent. Yes, she’s a strong woman who goes the extra mile to get what she wants, and works hard for it. When Wyatt accused her of being ‘fluffy’, to which she became furious and adamantly denying it, I thought it was an apt description of her. As she is the narrator of the book, the way she talks and thinks… the only word I can use to describe it is ‘fluffy’. I liked Wyatt. Strong, cares right down to the bone, I liked the way he handled everything - from crime scene to hospital scene to family scene to being alone with Blair. There definitely was spark between them - something that made them ‘equal’ and ‘perfect’ for each other, even if he did seem barbaric every now and then. Her ex, Jason, is as dense, self-centered and self-absorbed as she says. I liked the plot twist - I hadn’t seen that coming whatsoever. I wouldn’t have thought it was possible, but it works brilliantly. However, I wish the author wouldn’t have cramed the climax and ending in the last chapter and the epilogue! I don’t like that - in fact, I hate it! It’s not fair for the reader to sit through the suspense, trying to figure out who could possibly want to hurt Blair, come up with a way to take the reader completely by surprise, then slam them with the entire climax and ending in one chapter - 14 pages total. I’d have like to see more - maybe a bigger confrontation between Blair and Debra, Blair’s ex-husband’s wife. I needed more, as a reader, and am disappointed that there isn’t. While the ending works out to the good, there was not enough substance, not enough ‘oomph’. I thought the love scenes subtle but good, the action was great, the way Blair connects to people, especially her family. I had good laughs as well. I adored the banter between Blair and Wyatt - I do believe they are perfect for each other. But the ending is sticking like a thorn in my side. I can’t give it a perfect rating - but close.
Date published: 2008-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it lots of action great characters
Date published: 2008-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Die For This book was amazing! I've read it about a dozen times and it never gets old. Blair is a kick-ass heroine who thinks nothing of making her man work for her affections and Wyatt is self-assured and sexy in his own right. To Die For is funny and steamy and intriguing - a definite must read for LH fans.
Date published: 2005-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gosh Linda... what happened? I've read just about every book Linda Howard has written. I have loved them all! Can't really decide which is my favourite. Given this fact, I was disappointed with this book. The female character is quite flaky.... and the reason this flaky woman is being targetted is really bizzare. Not up to this author's usual standards.
Date published: 2005-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet read This book was another incredible edition to the Linda Howard collection. It was Howard's first first person novel, but it was a nice change. I laughed a lot and it was impossible to put down. I stayed up past 3am reading it. Clever book. Enjoy!
Date published: 2004-12-24