Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Maggie Kim is dead. She is found in her family's swimming pool, and with the death referred to as accidental or a suicide by those who knew her, it is up to her friend Jude to find out what really happened to her.
Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith is one of those quiet mysteries with a hint of classic noir thrown in, given the Southern California setting. While Jude tries to find out the answers to the mystery surrounding Maggie's death, she also has to confront a wide range of personalities that Maggie had befriended—the puppy-love stalker, the Maggie worshiper, the perfect couple on paper, the chill couple, and so on. Along with all of these people and their problems, Jude must find a way to navigate through her own set of problems, given the fact that Maggie is the only person she really ever confided in.
Although this is a quick read, Jude is a feisty character that many readers would enjoy sticking with to unravel the mystery of the death of Maggie Kim.
*Received a copy of this book through Penguin First to Read
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