Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Deadly. Set. Vegas.

 Kennedy Romero is not a murderer. Why is she the only one who believes that? Well, her and her best friend believe it. And, yes, she knows it’s a little coincidental that she arrived in Vegas the same day her best friend’s husband was killed. But she swears she had nothing to do with it.

Unfortunately, Vegas Metro has other ideas—and they all lead to Kennedy.  So instead of enjoying her vacation in Las Vegas, she’s stuck smack-dab in the middle of a murder investigation.

What she would give for an all-you-can-eat buffet and watching her best friend's soccer team play a match. But no. Instead of hitting the casinos, she’s trying to interview the players of the Vegas Victory FC and wishing she wasn’t the main suspect.

The body is growing as cold as the trail of the murderer. But if she doesn’t find the killer soon, Metro will be giving her a red card and she’ll be sitting in jail. Permanently.

My Review...

This is the first book I have read by Vanessa Knight. It is true crime fiction. The main character, Kennedy, has been assigned to desk duty and a mandatory twelve months of counseling and AA meetings. She goes to Vegas to visit her college friend Darcy and runs right into what she was trying to hide from…murder and mayhem.

I liked the surprises in this story. Knight really did a good job of creeping up on you and adding the unexpected. I thought this was going to be a glittery, shiny story because of the Vegas setting and the murder victim owning a pro soccer team. There is interest in the team but none of the story is flashy. It’s good old detective work done by a well created character.

Will have to look up her other books. Hope another of these is on the way.

read an excerpt...

Silence buzzed as Kennedy Romero walked a long desolate hallway in the Vegas Victory soccer building. Normally the place would be filled with spectators and the scents of beer and popcorn. But today they were silent. Yeah, murder tended to silence a lot of things. Too bad it didn’t silence the questions in her head.

Her dirty military boots scuffed along the concrete as she followed the security guard up the stairs to the owner’s box. She’d always wanted to see how the other half lived, but not like this. The security guard opened the metal door to the box and cool air caressed her face before her boots hit the soft gold carpet.

A thirty-foot picture of Chuck and Craig Perrault, owners of the Vegas Victory Soccer Club, hung in the foyer. No matter his faults, Chuck was handsome. Had been handsome? Kennedy had no idea what to do with that. Salt and pepper hair, more salt than pepper these days, and bright blue eyes.

“I can’t believe he’s gone.” Kennedy stared at the picture, her voice catching. “I watched him play in college, and then for the LA Galaxy. He was an incredible striker… unstoppable on the pitch.”

 “Pitch?” The security guard crossed his arms at the wrist and tapped his watch from his post in front of a hallway on the other side of the room. He seemed to be in a hurry. Kennedy was not.

 As it was, the whole situation felt crazy. “Pitch is another word for field.” Kennedy was explaining soccer to a security guard in a soccer venue while avoiding a crime scene. Not exactly how she pictured her day going. Had anyone told her when she’d gotten on the plane yesterday that she’d be checking on her friend after her best friend’s husband was murdered, she would’ve told them they were crazy.


about Vanessa M. Knight...

 Who is Vanessa M. Knight?  Well, I’m an author.  Wow.  After years and years of wanting to use those words, that is fun to say.  It’s almost as fun as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Did I spell that right? 

I write contemporary romantic suspense.

I live in Chicagoland with my family and menagerie of four-legged friends.  In my mind, these lovely animals do everything as they should.  I’m the alpha, keeping peace and harmony amongst my humble servants.  In real life, they own me.  I’m the maid, here for their feeding pleasure.  Well, that and to clean up their messes.

When not catering to the needs of adorably-furry faces, I slug through the nine to five grind and head home so I can write.  Of course, that’s after I make dinner and clean the house and all the other tasks that go into family life.  So really, I work, cater to animals and my family… and then, if I don’t fall face first into bed, I write.  I love putting my characters into crazy situations and watching how they react. I hope you love reading about them. 

I love to hear from fans.  I can be found on Facebook at VanessaMKnight and at www.vanessamknight.com.



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Deadly. Set. Vegas.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CSCN55QH

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/deadly-set-vegas/id6476166396

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-set-vegas-vanessa-m-knight/1144654832?ean=2940167670112

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/deadly-set-vegas

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1505906

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  1. Thank you so much for having me today. It’s a pleasure spending some time with you today.

  2. This sounds like a great read

    1. Thank you so much! You’re very sweet. If you like a bit of fun with your mystery, you’ll like my books.

  3. This looks really good. Thanks for hosting.

    1. Thank you! It was great being part of the blog today. If you like mysteries, I hope you check out Deadly. Set. Vegas.


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