Lies, secrets, and a sinister plot hide in broad daylight at the heart of the Club Pacifica.
A beautiful tropical resort, exciting new friends, and a handsome guest liaison – it’s the perfect getaway for Chloe, a free-spirited Baltimore girl just getting to know herself. But the vacation of a lifetime quickly takes a dark turn when a young, overly flirty bellhop starts following her everywhere. It gets even worse when he disappears, and Chloe is the sole witness.
As bellhop after bellhop goes missing, she struggles to figure out what’s happening. When suspicion falls upon her, Chloe must not only try to rescue the kidnapped bellhops, but also to clear her name.
Complicating things further is the relationship she forms with Mateo, Club Pacifica’s guest liaison. Charming and easygoing, he is everything that her fiancé at home is not, and she finds herself fighting a growing attraction to him. But can he be trusted?
She soon discovers that she’s landed herself in a world of secrets, and, worse, that these are not just those of others, but also the secrets she keeps from herself.
Can she find her way through all the lies to finally discover the truth before it’s too late?
The Bellhop Only Stalks Once is a quirky mystery that is unique, and probably not like anything I have read previously. “Strange” is probably the best descriptior for it. And I live for strange reads!
Cat Hickey has a unique writing style. This novel is full of dark humor as well as suspense, which I find refreshing. One minute, you’re on the edge of your seat and the next you’re giggling. The atmosphere is perfectly eerie. The feelings I had while reading this book were rea entertaining.
I absolutely love Chloe. She is a fantastic lead to follow. The people she meets along the way are very intriguing. Some more creepy than others. I think the characters really made this book feel alive.
If you’re looking for something unlike anything you’ve read, check this one out. Highly recommended.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Cat Hickey has a Master’s degree in Biology, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Baltimore, MD, USA. She writes light-hearted mysteries and thrillers that are based, partly, on her extensive travels around the world. She is also an avid yogi who teaches aerial yoga and practices aerial circus arts, and spends the rest of her time with her four rescue animals, which consist of three cats and a horse.
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