October 15, 2012

Book Review: Stage Fright

Stage Fright (Tara Sharp #3)Title: Stage Fright.
Author: Marianne Delacourt.
Format: Papeback.
Pages: 372.
Series: Tara Sharp #3.
Source: Author, Review Copy.
Publisher: Allen and Unwin Pty Ltd.

"Tara Sharp is back in this frightening foray into the music industry. Things are a bit hot for Tara Sharp in her home town of Perth, so she jumps at the chance to leave town when a music promoter offers her a gig looking after a difficult musician who's touring Brisbane. Though minding musicians isn't Tara's usual line of work, the money is good and she's a sucker for a backstage pass. Respite from her mother - with her not-so-subtle hints about 'eligible young men' and 'suitable jobs' - is also a plus, as is the time and distance to try to resolve her mixed up romantic life. Arriving in 'BrisVegas', Tara finds her hands full dealing with the bizarre habits of the 'artist', not to mention his crazy fans. And it's not long before she discovers that the music industry can be more cut-throat than she imagined and it can be very dangerous messing with the big boys..."


I'm not a very big fan of the cover, the story inside is so exciting, action filled, and funny, that the cover doesn't describe those aspects at all. A good story, deserves a good cover!

My Thoughts:

Stage Fright, was definitely something I've never read before! The story has so many characters and so much going on, that at times I felt over whelmed, and at other times I had tears in my eyes from laughing to hard.

Tara Sharp is not only a expert sleuth and aura reader, but she also gets beat up with a skinned duck in hand, took a job as a strip club hostess, befriended an American rapper, and avoided all the many people that wanted to kill her for one reason or another.

But Tara's main job was in Brisbane (leaving Perth wasn't the hardest decision, she was actually glad to leave her "love life", her mother, and Viaspa (a guy who wanted to kill her). The job included, that Tara would become an undercover body guard for Slim Sledge the rapper, and also to find out who was sabotaging Stuart Cooper's music promotion business, and stop it.

Even though it did take me a while to catch up with the story in the first few chapters, and slow down and reread a few pages, I did enjoy myself, and I'm excited to read more about Tara Sharp, and more from Marianne Delacourt!

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