BOOK REVIEW: What Lies in Paradise by Leah Cupps

Publication Date: January 5, 2020
Publisher: Vision Forty Press
Format: ebook
Pages:  266 Pages
Genre:  Mystery
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Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans carefully curates her enviable public persona. Despite being freshly widowed, she’s eager to strike a pose at her best friend’s extravagant destination nuptials. But Sydney’s feed goes dark when she blacks out on the plane, awakening to discover another guest poisoned to death.

With the FBI keen to use Sydney as an insider, she takes the arm of a rookie undercover agent hoping to capture something incriminating. But a deadly run-in exposes a shocking criminal underbelly lurking beneath her own picture-perfect marriage. And if she doesn’t solve the case before her friends tie the knot, the culprit will make sure her next selfie is her last.

Can Sydney catch a murderer or will the wedding become a funeral?


Sydney is a social influencer.  She spends her days taking selfies of herself in perfect poses, of her food and whatever activity she is doing.  Her life seems for lack of a better term perfect, yet things seem to be falling apart around her.  Her husband Jack is dead and on her way to Jamaica to celebrate her good friends wedding to her dead husbands twin brother she is drugged and finds herself in the hands of the FBI.  Another one of her friends is murdered on her way to the ceremony and now Sydney is being asked to help the FBI figure out what is going on.

I had a feeling about the twist before it occurred but I didn't see some of the other information that came about.  I really liked this book and Sydneys evolution.  I was a bit disappointed with the ending which I wanted more of a wrap up but this was more true to life.  I could see there easily being a sequel if the author wanted to.

Good read.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Book Sirens

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