MY REVIEW 5 Stars:
Its the beginning of May right now, and I think it’s safe to say that the main character in Chasing Victoria is my favorite female protagonist to read thus far in 2020. This book has been out for a while, and for some reason it’s taken me far too long to read it! I wish I wouldn’t have put it off for so long, I enjoyed it so very much.
First let’s talk about Victoria Powell and the way that Denise Billups wrote her to be such a realistic powerhouse character. She’s smart as a whip! I really love that she’s so down to earth, brave, and despite the sexy doctor love interest, who’s character I also loved BTW, she manages to put herself and her own dangerous reality first. There’s such great balance and twists there, it’s like a perfectly proportioned dish of something salty and sweet.
Victoria comes from a prominent background, and fresh out of college she landed a very prestigious job in the fast paced finance world. Wheaten Firm took in both her, and Kayla – her best friend… but everything isn’t quite as it seems. After some time on the inside, Kayla gets in over her head when she begins to dig around in places that she shouldn’t.
One thing leads to another, and before you know it twisty secrets are surfaced, betrayal runs rampid, murder consumes the innocent, and Victoria finds herself tucked away on an island by means to escape and dig deeper into her own family disfuction. Only, she isn’t as safe and isolated as she thinks she is.
I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve read by Denise so far, and this book is no different. Kudos on another amazing book Denise Billups, it’s a 5 star win for me!! I look forward to reading more of your work!
In the middle of the night, Victoria Powell receives a distressing phone call from her friend Kayla. But when Victoria heads out to meet her, she’s nowhere to be found.
A month earlier, a file containing incriminating evidence disappears at a prominent hedge fund. Suspecting a connection with the her friend’s disappearance and fearing for her life, Victoria escapes the city to Martha’s Vineyard.
Arriving during a dangerous nor’easter, she delves into her deceased mother’s diaries – unaware of the danger that has followed her to the island.
★★★★★ – “Chasing Victoria is one of the best mystery novels I’ve read.”
★★★★★ – “A literary tour de force.”