I'd have passed on this one if it wasn't the daily deal. The story didn't inspire me to try any more from this series; I usually like her light, entertaining stories.
No distinction between women unless it was the old lady. no distinction between men unless it was the little boy.
plot twisted just enough but I still want my $3 back. will not be purchasing another in this series.
the only thing that makes me want to follow up is: which guy is she gonna pick?
Need to listen to again. Not sure there were good clues along the way. Like it when the killer(s) are revealed and all the little clues make sense. Not sure that happened here.
..in audiobook format. I know women can write compelling mysteries, and I know women can narrate compelling mysteries. Unfortunately, you will find none of that here. If you are fond of 18,000 sentences to hear "2 things happened" and every detail about hair and clothes of every character, you'll love this book, however, it's torturing me. Narrator may have been the voice of Marge Simpson and her sisters.
Not sure who would enjoy this book, I didn't like the book at first. It was very hard to keep listening and I almost quit at one point. The narrator, reads it like a childrens book.
Maybe if a different narrator was reading. Not sure.
This was supposed to be a murder mystery, but the breathy quality, and child like tenor of the narrators voice made it hard to really accept this as a murder mystery.
Some of the interaction of the different characters seemed redundant, and did not really add to the mystery of the story. Sometimes I almost forgot that this was a murder mystery, it seemed so calm and understated.
Listened for several hours, and realized I just didn't care anything about the book or how it ended. There are just too many great reads out there to waste time on mediocre junk.
I love most of the Charlaine Harris books that I purchased. ( Sookie and the "Grave Sight" stories.) I am glad I bought this as a daily special - it would have been a waste of a credit. It wasn't enough of a plot to be a book, and I didn't like the central characters much.
Jessica Fletcher proves that this formula can work, but it just doesn't work with this book. Maybe the series gets better after book 1?
This was not very interesting. Rather similar to "Murder She Wrote" but not nearly as well done.
Charlaine Harris can, and has, done much better.
It was childish.
She was breathy and soooo precious. She tried way too hard.
All the them. And the author.
It's one of Harris's very early efforts. If you think her later books are drivel, this is REALLY drivel.
This mystery had no twists or turns. It was a bit of fluff, no suspense, characters were poorly developed and uninteresting.