* Review * DECONSTRUCTED by Liz Talley

* Review * DECONSTRUCTED by Liz TalleyDeconstructed by Liz Talley
Published by Montlake on February 1, 2022
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Antique-store owner Cricket Crosby’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that the rumors of her husband’s affair aren’t just leisurely southern gossip. Her plan: hire an investigator; find an attorney; enlist the help of her new assistant, Ruby; and make her husband pay.

Ruby knows how quickly everything changes. After a dicey past, she’s determined to forge a new future by working for Cricket and reinventing herself as a designer, deconstructing vintage haute couture. If anybody can help mend a few tears in Cricket’s life, she can.

But turns out Cricket’s life isn’t just a little torn. It’s wrinkled, stained, and falling apart at the seams. With Ruby and her ragtag relatives—a soused PI and a hunky tow truck driver—Cricket is sleuthing her way to the truth, no matter how dangerous it gets.

Sure, Cricket’s life isn’t what she imagined. But she’s embracing change and figuring out what she really wants. And that’s kind of fabulous.


Well-written, engaging and attention grabbing from start to finish! I would describe Liz Talley’s latest release as women’s fiction with a cozy mystery twist and I loved every minute of DECONSTRUCTED. The main character is successful and accomplished and watching her step up and dig up the dirt on her cheating spouse was inspiring. Her partner in crime assistant almost stole the show with her quirky style and her following of humorous relatives. I really enjoyed their friendship and seeing her succeed in bettering herself was a joy to read.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit of mystery mixed with drama, humor and family dynamics.


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