Maddie Springer designs shoes for kids. She has flexible working hours which leaves her a lot of time to go spying in high heels. Maddie is all about fashion and shoes feature prominently on her radar. She is dating a handsome rich lawyer who she adores. Her mother is about to get married to a man she thinks is gay. Her BFF would do anything for her. Maddie is happy swilling gourmet Starbucks, oblivious that life is going to take a sharp turn.
Maddie’s boyfriend disappears overnight and is accused of embezzling big money. His client is also MIA. Maddie runs into a sexy LA cop while she is meddling around. He indulges her, she snubs him. And the dance begins. A woman is found dead and now Maddie’s boyfriend is wanted for murder as well as embezzling funds. Maddie is staunchly supportive and risks life and limb to save his hide.
Maggie keeps forgetting appointments she makes with her mother, even going so far as to stand her up for dress fittings and even her bachelorette party. She does find time to visit cop Ramirez’s house while tailing him and spends an evening partying with the Ramirez family – total strangers. She keeps thinking that her mother’s fiance is gay and so not a good prospect, but doesn’t think twice about turning up at his salon for manis and pedis.
There are a lot of logical errors in the book. Like Maggie promises someone a pedicure at the salon, but 2 pages later it is referred to as a manicure. Or vice versa. Which is exactly my point. A reader could be ditzy, but it is not expected of a book which supposedly goes through multiple editing cycles. This kind of error is seen many times in the book.
Maggie comes across a trail of women who were involved with the suspect. All she needs to do is complete all the wedding planning for her mother, solve the murder, salvage her job and maybe her relationship with the hot cop. And Maggie does it all with aplomb.
Spying in High Heels has colorful characters and an interesting heroine. It is easy to feel a kinship with Maggie and laugh at her shenanigans. Overall, the book is a fun ride and a light read for lovers of contemporary, lighthearted mystery books.