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The Girl with the Gold Bikini

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The Girl with the Gold Bikini

Book Cover - Girl with the Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker


Author name: Lisa Walker

Book title: The Girl with the Gold Bikini

Genre: YA Comedy, Crime, Romance

Launch date: 28.01.2020 

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Whenever I see a girl with a gold bikini, I think of Princess Leia. Here on the Gold Coast, gold bikinis are common, so I think of Princess Leia a lot.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Grace has deferred her law degree and ducked out of her friends’ gap-year tour of Asia. Instead, she’s fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a private investigator, following in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars – who taught her everything she knows, including a solid line in quick-quipping repartee, the importance of a handbag full of disguises, and a way of mixing business with inconvenient chemistry.

Playing Watson to the Sherlock of her childhood friend, detective agency owner Rosco (once the Han Solo to her Princess Leia), Olivia pursues a routine cheating husband case from the glitzy Gold Coast to Insta-perfect Byron Bay, where she faces yoga wars, dirty whale activism, and a guru who’s kind of a creep.

Olivia Grace is a teenage screwball heroine for the #metoo era, and The Girl with the Gold Bikini is a body-positive detective romp, rich with pop-culture pleasures.

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I obtained a Beta Reader report from AJC Publishing before sending my manuscript to my agent. It really helped me to fine-tune my novel. I’d recommend it!

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