Love Kills by Dianne Emley is the 4th book in the “Nan Vining” thriller series. Publisher: Ballantine Books, May 2010

Homicide police detective, single mother to a teenage daughter, and lover of partner Jim Kissick, Nan Vining wishes life was a little more serene, more like it is at Georgia Berryhill’s Malibu Canyon compound—or like it’s supposed to be, anyway. But three bizarre deaths brought Vining and Kissick through its exclusive gates of this healing ground for the well-heeled. First there’s the double homicide of a celebrity private eye and his nude, drugged-out lover. Then there’s the inexplicable drowning of a Pasadena socialite. Georgia Berryhill—charismatic self-help guru to the stars—is one link to both investigations. A second link is Vining’s own mother, who was a friend to one of the victims and was being wooed by another.

Now, A-listers, wannabes, lost souls, and keepers of long hidden-secrets all converge at the Berryhill compound. Some search for love and happiness, while others come for murder.

This was another great book featuring Nan Vining. When Nan’s mother’s friend is found in a pool, Nan leads the investigation. This was a thrilling ride with so many stops that I didn’t want to get off. I can’t wait to read the next book in this gripping series. My rating: 5 stars

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