I look for to the Abby Cooper mysteries. This book was no different. For the most part I enjoyed it. The mystery was solid, Dutch and Abbey were great. However, the book lost a star with Abby's sister Cat and MJ. #1 I don't like when books go back and forth with the past and present. It doesn't increase the suspense it only becomes a distraction. #2 The inclusion of MJ and Gilley was annoying. The two characters were out of place and didn't add to the progression of the story. They could have been eliminated and Candace and Milo could have played a bigger role in the story. #3 Cat was completely out of character. In the past she has always been a little over the top. But she has never been so obnoxious and over bearing. I expected her to plan an extravagant wedding, but I also expected the wedding to be sophisticated and stylish. The wedding that she planned did not reflect anyone's style. It was actually tacky and offensive. If it was meant to include humor into the story it fell far from it's mark. #4 although Abby's parents were mentioned in the book and it was explained why they would not be attending the wedding, I expected them to attend anyway. In previous books they were described as social climbers and wanting to be in the center of attention. Plus they have a relationship with Cat. The addition of the parents could have served as comic relief and unnecessary drama instead of including MJ and Gilley, and going back and forth with the past and present. I found myself skipping through the book at some points because it was too much. I will buy the next book but if it continues to over exaggerate comic situations I might have to say goodbye to Abby and Dutch.
Yes...I would read more of Victoria Laurie... I've read (or listen to) all eleven books in books in row in a matter of a few weeks. And I liked the story line.
I do not know what happen to Brices voice... in this book he sounds like an old lady. I was almost not able to listen. .. I even went back to the other books and his voice was fine, but this voice was horrible.
Reissue with the original Brice voice... how could this have been released. ...
Yes it is a very well written book, it can be read by young and old. You don't get TMI and you just flow though the book and the end comes way to soon and now you wait for another book in the series,
The lead up to the wedding.....is it going to happen????
When she walks down the street....you just can't wait.
Yes, yes and yes
I am hoping for book 12 soon...Thank you
I really love series, its nice to get to know your characters and see the story evolve from book to book.
She does not do a good job as Abby and her voice inflection for the other characters leaves a lot to be desired. Every time Brice Harrison had a line i cringed because she made him sound like a weasel, not the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. I feel bad saying it but she is not the best choice for this series, a different book maybe, but if i didn't have my kindle book to help me break from the performance I may have given up on this series 10 books ago.
The series is a good one just get past the narration and you can love Abby, Candace, Dutch, Brice, Milo and the rest of the "crew"
I am not that fond of the perfomer, she sounds older than than "Edgar" is supposed to be. However, the story is excellent as always.
Characters are fun and I have followed the story since the beginning.
There were a number of parts I the story that I found frustrating because they were needlessly drawn out. I enjoy suspense in a story, but only when it makes sense for the story.
I would recommend that a friend buy the books, not the audio because the narrator is horrible.
I prefer to read the books rather than listen to them because Elizabeth Michaels has a voice that grates on my nerves and has very little emotion. The characters are one-dimensional with Ms. Michaels and the minute emotional elements she brings to the characters seem off with the what I feel Ms. Laurie is expressing. Maybe I'm being harsh, or maybe I'm just spoiled by narrators such as Lorelei King, Amanda Ronconi, Holter Graham and Richard Armitage who bring so much more to their interpretations than Ms. Michaels seems capable of.
I haven't finished the audiobook yet. I've decided to read the rest of it on my Kindle.
I have liked all the Abby Cooper books, until now. I found this book very confusing, switching back and forth from present to future. I also felt like this story was forced. I didn't enjoy it at all, but I had to keep listening to find out if Abby and Dutch finally get married. Spoiler Alert: What do you think?