OT in the Garden
I've listened to all the other audiobooks in this series, enjoyed them and usually looked for opportunities to listen while driving, making meals, etc. For this latest, I really didn't care if or when I finished the book.
As others have mentioned, Goldie seems like an entirely different person in this book. Tom and Marla are almost absent. Arch may be a teenager, but he's turned into a selfish, bullying brat. Goldy is supposed to be the former victim of domestic abuse who learned to stand up for herself, but she's bullied constantly by Arch. I kept thinking: come on Goldy, where's your backbone? The bridezilla is nothing but a stereotype and some of the things Goldy does are either stupid or contrived or both.
When this book came out, I was glad I'd have another Goldy story to read, but less than halfway in I just stopped listening. I finally came back to finish the book, but doubt I'd read any additional releases in this series.
This audio book was, well... odd. The producers cut in what sounded like 80's elevator music at the chapter changes, and faded them out while the narration began. I like this series- it isn't brilliant, but brilliance isn't what I am looking for in "theme mysteries". They just have to be fun. This was ok, but I probably will avoid the audio versions of this series in the future- the production quirks were a distraction.