Love is a riddle, waiting to be solved…
Clued-up career girl Cassy Brookes has life under control until one disastrous morning changes everything. When she finds herself stuck in a doctor’s surgery, a cryptic message left in a crossword magazine sends her on a search to find the mysterious puzzle-man behind it.
Cassy is soon torn between tracking down her elusive dream guy, and outwitting her nightmare workmate, the devious Martin. Facing a puzzling love-life, will she ever be able to fit the pieces together and discover the truth behind this enigmatic man?
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Puzzle Girl is a fun, easy read that would make a great holiday read!
The story follows Cassy as she tries to gain a promotional at work and solve the mystery behind the cryptic clues left in a magazine at the doctor’s surgery. Some of the things Cassy gets up to trying to solve this mystery were utterly hilarious and had my laughing out loud at times. In order to visit the doctor’s Cassy has to make up a variety of ailments which get more and more silly as the story goes on leading to some very fun, and embarrassing, situations.
Cassy was a fantastic main character who seemed a very real and likeable person, who I warmed to immediately. She was someone who it was easy to get behind and I found myself willing her on. The secondary characters were also great to read about even her rival Martin who I felt was nicer than he let on. I also loved her best friend who is the kind of friend I think everyone should have!
There are a few twists and turns in the story which kept the story interesting, though I did guess a few of them. The actual mystery surrounding who was leaving the puzzles was quite subtle and I didn’t figure it out until later in the book. I didn’t feel that this ruined the story for me though as I still really enjoyed it.
This is the author’s debut novel and I’ll look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Huge thanks to Emily from Dome Press for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like funny, light reads then I think you’ll love this book.
About The Author:
Rachael Featherstone was born and raised in Woodford. Her path to writing was a little unorthodox. After reading Mathematics at Oxford University, New College, Rachael went to work in research. When Rachael’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, Rachael decided to take a chance, quit her job, and fulfil a life time ambition to write a novel. She went back to university and completed a Masters in English Literature and had several short stories published. Rachael now lives in Hampshire with her husband, Tim and baby daughter, Elodie.