Definitely not up to Charlaine Harris's usual character strength with a weak and predictable storyline. Go, run, to the Lily Bard or Harper Connelly books, and leave Amanda Teagarten behind.
Somewhere between a Harlequin Romance and a Nancy Drew mystery, the word "mediocre" would cover it. The storyline is not credible, the characters one-dimensional and the ending,as unlikely a resolution as it is, provides the book's only moments of true tension.
mother of 3, wife to a wonderful man, SLP in Central TX, avid reader. I love to listen to/read mysteries, comedies...pretty much anything.
i really enjoyed this story. i didnt know "whodunnit" at all. The narrator did a good job with the voices, too.
Narrator does a great job, and the book is suspenseful and detailed. It is more than a little irksome that it only shows five chapters, however, and yet all the book is there. You won't be able to really search for your place, however, if you are reading somw and then listening some, because you won't be able to look up the proper chapter. You have to just fastforward ormrewind until you find where you stopped. Audible, please fix this!
I've listened to a lot of Charlaine Harris' books and this one wasn't really doing it for me. For a murder mystery it just felt flat. I love her other stuff but this series, I'm just going to pass. Just my personal preference.
This book started strong, and gave me hope for the series. I did not guess the murder, which earns points in my book. The protagonist isn't the best character ever, and I'm not sure about this being a series I can get into. Overall, I'll give #2 a shot, but I'm hesitant to recommend to others.
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I thought the narrator enhanced the experience and helped me really see the people and what they were feeling better.
Because I still had no idea who was the murderer, I found the big reveal and the motive particularly riveting.
Everything! I thought she matched well with this book and did a fab job narrating all voices. Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden was the sole perspective and she really brought Roe to life for me.
A scene at the end with Roe and her little brother. It was dangerous and intense.
This was book one in a series. I definitely plan to move on for the rest of the series.