Spies and Prejudice
By Talia Vance
(Egmontusa, Hardcover, 9781606842607, 296pp.)
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
List Price: $17.99*
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Pride & Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this slick romantic spy-thriller where nothing’s as it seems.
Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She's busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she's sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.
So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her "nothing amazing," it's no loss for Berry. She'll forget him in no time. She's more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother's death.
But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can't Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?
With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.
"Berry is a likable, tough character whose acerbic wit is tempered by moments of vulnerability...Fun and tightly plotted...." -Kirkus Reviews
"...a first-rate mystery with some major twists." -Library Media Connection
"A charming sleuth story with a unforgettable heroine. Funny, fast-paced and utterly endearing." –Veronica Rossi, New York Times best-selling author of Under the Never Sky
"The perfect combination of romance, gadgets, and a strong heroine. We especially loved the Pride and Prejudice connection." –Lisa and Laura Roecker, authors of Liar Society and Lies That Bind
“I loved this book! Full of humor, heart, and intrigue, this twisted mystery kept me turning pages deep into the night. A captivating read from beginning to end." – Megan Miranda, author of Fracture and Hysteria