The series is a lot of fun with a throughly modern herorine and her cast of helpers and household members. Stefanie Daniels narration is top notch, if only she didn't try to sing the songs! Start at book one, this one, and read right through to the end! And they are soon to be a TV series on ABC, although I don't think the TV series can do justice to the books - the clothing, scenery, and automobiles should be splendid!
If you like her Retriever stories you will love this one too. It takes a chapter to start to figure our what's going on and then the suspense builds and the mystery unfolds. Wonderful narration adds to the atmosphere.
She's supposed to be a PHD in psychology. Stupider than a 13 year old 7th grade valley girl with the thought processes of the same. If you can get past that, it could rise to two stars.
If you like sex scenes unconnected by any real plot, by all means, buy this book. Otherwise, save your credit. Boring. I couldn't listen more than halfway.
Almost too realistic. Brings back a lot of bad memories about divorce and lying spouses. Mary Kay Andrews can't write a bad book but the beginning of this will leave anyone who's ever dealt with a cheater tense. Victory prevails in the end so it ends well. I would highly recommend it with a warning about flashbacks if you've ever been there and done that!
Yes, the narrator does tend to over enunciate, however it does not take away from the overall charm of these books. If anything, the reader can imagine that Aunt Dimity had a hand in getting her hired so she could learn her trade. After two books, she's starting to grow on me. Either I'm getting used to her, or more tolerant of eccentricities.
One sex scene after another, loosly connected by - oh right - not much, and what there is improbable! Fifty Shades of Gray has a lot to answer for in the field of romance writing right now, authors seem to be forgetting the romance - and sex gets pretty boring without a good story around it. Don't waste your credit.
Started great, and ended with (spoiler alert) breast cancer in all three women. I read to escape the sad realities of life, not wallow in them. The real theme of this story was not revealed before I read half way through.
The heroine in this is beyond stupid. What's worse is the writer made her that way just to advance the story. You will be yelling "call the cops you stupid idiot". Seriously, who would believe that a woman being stalked by a sadistic murderer would take home evidence, go into dark scary places alone, not call them when a child she knew could become a victim, or drink too much and leave themselves vulnerable. And the narrator doesn't help it along at all. Maybe she wanted to yell at the heroine too, and had to hold herself back, which made her performance tight.
I didn't trash it entirely but the leading lady is so whiney, it was a toss up whether to continue or not!
She had started to lose me, her books had taken on a boring sameness, but this one was well plotted and enjoyable to listen to.
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