Death in Perspective by Larissa Reinhart is the fourth book in the “Cherry Tucker” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, June 2014
The curtain rises on Cherry Tucker’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired for an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the drama director is hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious social media bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When the principal’s secretary commits suicide, Cherry suspects foul play.
Deputy Luke Harper is ready to return as Cherry’s leading man. He’s eager to assist in finding the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets may doom them to the role of star-crossed lovers. Offstage, Cherry’s searching for her missing brother whose vendetta might doom Cherry and Deputy Luke Harper as star-crossed lovers. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides it’s curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow.
I love, love, love this book. Cherry is at it again in her pursuit of justice when her new boss asks her to help expose the identity of the anonymous texter and because Cherry is Cherry, she is determined to prove the recent deaths are in fact, murder.
The author really has a handle on her lead protagonist and it shows in the delivery of this wonderfully designed plot that was hard to put down. The idiosyncrasies of the characters are played out beautifully in the situation that they find themselves and you don’t want to stop for a moment until the drama ends. Cherry is a quirky spitfire that lights the match that sets her little town on fire. With a laugh here and a laugh there, I enjoyed this whodunit and I’m eager to see what happens next in the adventures of Cherry Tucker and the residents of Halo, Georgia.