cover image Elective Procedures: An Elle Harrison Novel

Elective Procedures: An Elle Harrison Novel

Merry Jones. Oceanview (Midpoint, dist.), $26.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-60809-116-4

A Mexican resort, Nuevo Vallarta, provides the setting for Jones’s engaging second Elle Harrison novel (after 2013’s The Trouble with Charlie). Elle and several of her friends are staying at a luxury hotel, where one of her companions, Jen, struggles with the realities of plastic surgery and another, Becky, is distracted by unexpected romance. Meanwhile, Elle tries but fails to save the woman in the neighboring suite from plummeting to her death. The next occupant of the same room proves no luckier, as an unseen assailant carves her to ribbons. Haunted by images of her murdered husband, Charlie, and caught up in her own romance, unreliable narrator Elle has no idea who the killer may be, and unless she can unravel the confusing tangle of events swirling around her, she may meet her own bloody end. Readers will want to see more of the endearing Elle. [em]Agent: Rebecca Strauss, McIntosh & Otis. (July) [/em]