Monday, February 25, 2013

The Tease

 2 of 5 stars false 
 Anna Zendel is your average 32-year-old therapist, stressing about clinical exams and struggling to recover from an abusive relationship. But at night she transforms herself into the saucy burlesque dancer Velvet Crush, enchanting Chicago audiences with the art of the tease.
As Anna struggles to keep the therapy and burlesque worlds separate and get over her crush on the troupe's emcee, a new danger threatens women across the city. The papers have dubbed him the Darling Killer, because after strangling his victims, he scrawls the word "darling" on their skin.
When one of Anna's fellow dancers is murdered in the dressing room, she realizes that Darling Killer could be closer than she thought. Could Max, Anna's new therapy client who confessed to fantasizing about dead girls and obsessing over the Darling Killer, have anything to do with the murders?
As more women are murdered, and Anna begins receiving mysterious gifts, this burlesque dancer pits feathers and sequins against foul play in the deadliest dance of all.


****NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Anna is a therapist who moonlights as a burlesque dancer; she is still recovering from an abusive relationship and working to get over her crush on a fellow worker at the club. After one of the dancers is murdered at the club Anna works at, other women around her start dying. Anna is trying to stay safe and find the killer, at the same time she starts a new relationship. This book started out so good I liked Anna in the beginning, she was strong and in control of her sexuality. All the sudden she became a weak and neurotic, it just went down from there. Her obsessive inner monologue and second guessing every single person in her life became repetitive and annoying. After obsessing over every little thing and making bad decisions she finally makes a good one. She makes a few right choices and warns her friends to be careful, and then she isn't careful herself. Ugh this book was so infuriating and to top it all off we are left with a cliffhanger. I won't be reading the next book in this series.  

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