A series of novels, tracing Katie’s journey through various genre of other novels. As a consequence, some scenes are of an adult nature, sometimes explicit and sometimes involving kidnap. So please do not read if any of that is offensive to you.
A dark romance novel.
Two female actors, friends since their child-acting days are in Italy, and one announces that she wants children but her husband is a drunk, cocaine addict and she worries about those traits passing to her offspring. It is then that she finds out about a female, secret organisation, three hundred years old, that can help her in her quest.
Katie’s detective agency is now up and running, the other partners being Bethany, her mad friend, and husband Dan. One life-changing day, the agency is visited by one of the female actors who commissions them and that starts the ball rolling into lies, deception, kidnap, Mafia Bride illusions and a film set where absolutely anything can happen, and probably will.
Hot as a spicy Pizza. This is a captivating story partially taking part in a gorgeous Italian setting. I love anything with a travel element and found the descriptions rich, and they reminded me of my time there. Blending culture and engaging storytelling, with vivid descriptions and relatable characters, Holt takes readers on another Katie adventure.
With balancing romance, running the detective agency, and the intriguing new case, the scales are calibrated just right. This book had an imaginative and fascinating plot, leaving a lasting impression—and Katie’s met her match in Larna! When this author describes a party, all you’re missing is the hangover.
The book’s enchanting narrative, well-developed characters—Katie and Dan bare all again— and mouthwatering descriptions make it a must-read for anybody seeking a literary escape. Hot and spicy.
Reviewed in the United States on 25 November 2022
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.