Everyone thinks Hillary starved to death – but Cat knows her friend’s dieting wasn’t a capital P problem. If beauty kills, it’d take more than that. Hot-headed and fiercely feminist, Cat’s sure she can match the investigating skills of Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case, and achieve sartorial fulfillment.But going undercover, Cat’s in over her head, and soon becomes snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturizer that will change her look – and outlook – forever.
This book has been described as ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ meets ‘American Psycho’ and that would be a statement that I agree with. It is based in the busy and competitive environment of Rage book, a popular lifestyle and culture magazine where there is constant pressure to succeed.
When Hilary, a leading member of staff is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Cat, a staff member and friend of Hilary, is still unconvinced about her friends death. On this journey with the help of the handsome detective Matt Hutton, Cat discovers the dark world of journalism and fashion and how it’s not all just about flashing lights and glamour.
With sass and reeking of attitude, this book delivers a clever plot line with a investigative twists. As Cat and Matt delve further in Hilary’s death, they uncover a world hidden away from the public eye.
Filled with glamour and wit, this book highlights the pressure of this high paced job and sometimes it’s not as rewarding as public are lead to believe.
Barbara’s writing is fast paced delivered with a funny quips along the way that made for enjoyable reading. The wide range of characters are vibrant and engaging that made for gripping reading.
With an eye catching title and gripping plot line, ‘I’ll Eat When I’m Dead’ is an honest but humorous story about the pressure of journalism, that was fun to read from start to finish.
You can buy I’ll Eat When I’m Dead from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.