Review: Ruby Heart – Cristelle Comby
As a private investigator, Alexandra Neve enjoys what she does. She gets to uncover clues about all sorts of mysteries, and sometimes delivers happy endings to those involved. There’s nothing she’d rather do than immerse herself in uncovering anything and everything. The thrill of doing so always leaves her feeling she’s accomplished something.
Until the moment a new case lands on her lap, that is. Only then, does everything change. Alongside Egan, her partner, Alexandra has been tasked to discover the mystery of the ruby heart. The pendant has supposedly been in Doris Hargrave’s family for as long as she can remember, but the necklace has gone missing yet again.
While she might not have a clue as to what’s happened to it, Alexandra knows she’ll be able to get to the bottom of things soon enough. She just has to dig a little deeper in order to find what she’s looking. Granted, things aren’t as easy as they sound, but she’s willing to give things all she’s got. With her trusty sidekick by her side, anything is possible. They just have to stay alive long enough to make sure that the necklace is finally returned to its proper place.
Action packed from the get-go, the Ruby Heart is a story that will pull you in, and keep you focused on the mystery surrounding Doris Hargrave’s missing pendant. Cristelle has laid out a beautiful foundation for what promises to be a great series. The end has a little bit of a cliffhanger, but I think the way she ended things leaves a lot to the imagination. I can’t wait to see what happens next for both Alexandra and Egan.
Available for purchase via the following retailers: Amazon.
When elderly client Doris Hargrave informs private investigator Alexandra Neve that her beloved antique ruby heart necklace has gone missing for the second time in a period of over sixty years, Alexandra knows this is no ordinary jewellery theft. The ruby heart is a family heirloom and the only thing that connects an ailing Mrs Hargrave to her parents, who were murdered during the Holocaust.
To solve the case, Alexandra and her business partner, blind history professor Ashford Egan, must sift through obscure Holocaust documents to find out the truth. It’s that way that they learn of a secret World War II-era love affair which could hold the key to all the answers they are looking for. Meanwhile, Egan is under immense pressure from the university to quit his private investigating business, and Alexandra is afraid that a man she trusts will leave her. Again.
When Alexandra begins to receive anonymous threats and her flat is vandalised, this all becomes personal. Knowing that there is someone out there to hurt her, Alexandra vows to find that elusive ruby heart if it’s the last thing she ever does.
About The Author:
Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, somewhere between Geneva and Lausanne, where she still resides.
Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent.
She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.
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