Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review Wrap Up: Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby

New Adult - Mystery&Detective
Date Published:3/13/2013

Alexandra Neve is a student at University College London whose world suddenly falls apart. When her best friend jumps from the university’s rooftop, she can’t stop herself from asking, ‘Why?’ The police rule her friend’s death a suicide and for them the case is closed — so whom can she turn to for help?

Sometimes the person you need the most is the one you least expect to find, and in this case it’s none other than Ashford Egan, a blind middle-aged history professor, who’s more willing than most to listen to what she has to say. 

Neve and Egan are as different as they come. She’s restless, careless at times, and fearless when the need arises, while he’s almost the complete opposite: a deep thinker with an analytical mind, a highly rational and collected individual.

As they enter the violent world of the Russian mafia, they must overcome their differences and learn to work together. It’s their only chance if they want to survive.


this is a fresh and unique new series with well developed characters and a mystery that will keep you guessing. with a quirky cast of characters who you wouldn't typically put together and a main character who is easy to like, you will DEFINITELY be ready for book #2 after reading this one! 

This Book has averaged a 4.8* Rating from reviewers during this tour.
It is currently at 4.7*'s on Amazon.
This book is only $2.99! 


Unique. That is the main way I would describe this book. This would be described as New Adult as far as the ages and life experiences go, but it really reads like a Detective/Mystery/Nancy Drew type of book with a more contemporary feel. 

I loved the writing style and the flow of the novel seemed effortless. I was kept on the edge of my seat til the very end and loved the mystery and suspense that was built. 

This first novel really sets up the foundation for a wonderful series and I will be reading more from Cristelle Comby in the future! 

When an unexpected death hits close to home, Neve is overcome with denial. She doesn't want to believe that her friend who loved life and always had a smile on her face has committed suicide, but the police cannot find any evidence to prove otherwise. So Neve decides to conduct her own investigation as she is  certain that Irina didn't commit suicide but that Irina was well in fact murdered. Along with the help of her professor she goes on a hunt to find out the truth behind Irina's murder.

A five star mystery that can't be put down. Its like watching a TV show you cannot just leave it playing when you leave the room cause you might miss something. Russian dolls was amazing the writing was perfect, the plot was in a way unique since the student was helped by a teacher usually teachers don't let you get into anything dangerous but this was not the case . The only flaw that I found was that Neve kind of caved in way to quickly I mean she blurted everything out. But other than that it was a really really great read.

Neve and Egan were amazing characters, Neve really amazed me when she took control of the situations she showed how brave she was just by going in there and facing those guys. Finding out who was involved was like a slap to the face it literately took me by surprise because I kinda knew but I didn't want to believe it. I can't stop thinking about the ending, It's hard to review this book without giving away spoilers because every piece of info would be part of a spoiler so I will stop the gushing now and rate! 5/5

Other Reviews From This Tour

March 17 - Must Read Faster 
March 18 - Fictional Reality 
March 20 - Author Ever Leigh 
March 22 - My Reading Addiction 
March 25 - Book Referees 
April 3 - Playing Jokers 
April 4 - Cozie Corner
April 7 - The Self Taught Cook 

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.
 Russian Dolls is her first new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the series.
twitter:            @Cristelle
facebook:        /cristelle.comby

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