When a young woman wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, she only knows there’s a head wound under her very trendy haircut, and that her phone addresses her as both “Mia” and “hello gorgeous.”
While perusing her phone, she discovers that Mia is the kind of person who does not have her mother’s phone number, but does have a massive amount of followers on Instagram. As she follows her digital footprint around southern California like Sherlock in Chanel lipstick, she uncovers a woman leading a troubled life. Matchmaker, Instagram influencer, victim of foul play? Who is Mia, really?
Fans of Alexa Martin’s Playbook series may enjoy the hashtagged sass that runs through Mia’s brain. However, I think this book has more in common with California noir than a sunny romance. Mia is a little like Veronica Mars–a shallow, more manipulative Veronica Mars–and her investigation turns up a satisfying amount of grime behind her curated online persona.