L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn’t seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she’s shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine – ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.
Maddie hits the jackpot, all right. She finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD’s sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer. She just hopes her gamble pays off… before her own luck runs out.
This is the second book in the High Heels Mystery series and Maddie is at it again! A message has been left on her answerphone from her dad who she hasn’t seen in over 20 years. He sounds desperate as he asks for her help but the message is cut short after a loud bang is heard. Maddie isn’t sure if it’s a gunshot or something else. With the help of her two best friends, Dana and Marco, they head to Las Vegas in the search for Maddie’s father.
During her search for her father, Maddie finds herself in the centre of a police investigation. Despite being warned to stay away from the case by her “kind of” boyfriend Jack Ramirez (who is working undercover on the case) she just can’t seem to help herself as she digs deeper into the strange circumstances that surround her dad.
Again, like the first book in this series I found Maddie a bit annoying but overall I enjoyed the story and was on the edge of my seat during the majority of it. I thought it was easy to read and a fun mystery!