Casino Girl

(2 customer reviews)


In Las Vegas, secrets are deadly.

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. 

The girl

When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an unknown destination.

The money

The stakes are high at the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a stone cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single trace of evidence. Rien ne va plus but death.

The game

The name of the game is murder, and it doesn’t stop with Crystal’s demise. Anyone who threatens to expose the killer’s identity will soon find they’re being targeted. 

In Las Vegas, secrets can kill.

Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets.

Fans of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Robert Dugoni will be engrossed in this riveting, entertaining police procedural that will keep you listening well into the early morning hours.

2 reviews for Casino Girl

  1. Julie Howard

    love this author’s style of writing. I haven’t read one of her books and left anything other than a five star review and this book is no exception.

    This is the second book in the series and I hope it continues. The mystery is complicated enough to keep you guessing until the end, with all the suspects and twist it takes. It does continue on from the first book (but it is easy to follow if you haven’t read them in order), in so much as, one of the perps court case’s come to trial. This is just a side story line and it is nice to find out what happens with him. The main story does get resolved and I love the way it happens.

    Gwendolyn Druyor is one of my favourite narrators, she is so talented and you can just hear the emotion being portrayed by each character as they feel it. I was really please to sit and down and start to listen to find one of my favourite author had joined teams with one of my favourite narrators. Hope they plan to stick together for the next book as it will he a must for my collection.

  2. Tricia Wright

    Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are partners in the LVMPD and they are assigned to investigate the death of Las Vegas exotic dancer, Crystal Tillman. When Crystal died onstage in the High Roller room in the ritzy Scala Casino, with no apparent cause the question is what would cause a healthy eighteen-year-old to drop dead in the middle of her dance routine?

    The story is told from the perspective of Laura who in addition to solving this crime has to deal with the Department of Internal Affairs who want her to frame her partner, Holt, for something she feels sure he did not do or she herself will be out of a job. Added to that she has feelings for Holt, could things be any more complicated?

    The storyline is complicated involving murder, mystery, and intrigue! The plot has been really well thought out involving several good subplots which added to my enjoyment of this book. There are so many suspects to choose from, her room-mate who also dances at the Scala, her lover, her lover’s wife or any of the billionaires who were in the casino that night. Or was it the man who argued with her just before she died?

    This mystery thriller flows well and is fast-paced and from the beginning to the very end it held my attention. As Laura and Holt investigate their working relationship is under added pressure because Holt feels Laura is hiding something from him, but what? Because of an incident involving the Medical Examiner, it did take a while to identify Crystal’s Cause Of Death which helped to build the suspense. There were many twists, turns and surprises in this story and I personally did not guess who the murderer was.

    How Laura dealt with the problem of Internal Affairs was also very well done and I hope this means that we will be able to have more stories involving her and Holt.

    I am voluntarily writing my review.

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