cover image Shopaholic to the Rescue

Shopaholic to the Rescue

Sophie Kinsella. Dial, $27 (368p) ISBN 978-0-8129-9824-5

Kinsella (The Undomestic Goddess), author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, puts Las Vegas at the mercy of Becky Bloomwood Brandon, who takes an assortment of companions%E2%80%94including her best friend, Suze%E2%80%94on the trail of her missing father, Graham Bloomwood. Graham left L.A. months earlier on a vague mission to "put something right" from his past with Tarquin, Suze's husband, and Bryce, a hanger-on they all think is after Tarkie's money. Escapades ensue as the troupe connects with Graham's old friends Corey, a successful businessman; Brent, a down-and-outer; and Raymond, a reclusive artist. Add to the mix Suze's tumultuous relationship with Becky, a blackmail plot, and an elaborate Ocean's Eleven%E2%80%93style scam, and readers can't help but be delighted. Kinsella never once loses Becky's voice and heart, which is one of the joys of the Shopaholic series. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon, Inkwell Management. (Oct.)