It took me a while to read the first book in this series. I had to put it down after the first few chapters. But when I came back to it months later I was able to finish it. Now a couple of years later I gave the second book a try. I won't buy the third. This book is too wordy. Cleo spends too much time describing the scenery and enough on the mystery. The lead character Claire, is annoying. The idea of joining a dating service to screen men for her daughter is ridiculous. She needs to get a life and let her have her own. Claire then goes on to find an attractive man who may or not be a murderer but that doesn't stop her from going out with him. She then proceeds to interrogate him and search his house. If she thought the man was dangerous why go to his house? If she didn't think he was dangerous why interrogate him and search his place? Also, why did he allow himself to be interrogated? That entire scene was unrealistic. Speaking of unrealistic, I can go on and on about the relationship with her ex husband. But I won't because that would be a bit like Cleo Coyle and her descriptions of New York. Needless to say that the ex husband adds unnecessary drama and silliness. The characters in this story are flat and I can't find a reason to care about what happens to them. This series is not for me and I won't be buying anymore of it.
This was an enjoyable and quick read. The characters were likeable and the story was engaging.
This is a very enjoyable story. Realistic and engaging characters, an interesting plot and enough red herrings to make this a very good mystery. I was halfway through the book when I decided to buy the rest of the books in the series. I recommend this series to everyone who likes mysteries.
The story was formulaic. The characters were flat and the mystery was predictable. But it was light, fluffy and quick. I recommend it for a day when you have a lot to do and need background noise.
I have read all of the books in this series and I'm always impressed with the fresh storylines that Leslie Meier creates for Lucy. This was a very good story. I especially enjoyed the backstory and the political intrigue. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
This was an entertaining and quick read. The mystery had a few nice twists and turns. Faith gets involved in another mystery and this time gets to go undercover. This is a fun addition to the series. I hope the rest of the series becomes available on Audible so I can listen to them as well.
This is a great series. I love Maddy and her imperfect life. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
This was the funniest and most engaging of the series. The story is well written with funny characters and twists and turns to keep the plot moving. The interesting tidbits about the places in France and the poignant World War 2 stories added substance to the fluffy nature of the story. I would love to travel with Emily and the Iowa seniors. They are funny and entertaining. I hope this isn't the last book in the series. This book is a must read.
This was very entertaining book. I enjoyed the characters and plot. I look forward to the next book in the series.
This book was not for me. I didn't like the subject matter so I stopped reading early into the book. Maybe I will pick it up another day and enjoy it. That being said, I didn't want to give it a negative rating. I do think the a professional narration would make it better.
This was another funny and entertaining addition to a great series. Emily is back with her Iowa seniors and Etiene. Jackie skipped this trip, which was fine with me. I would love to take a trip with this group and be a part of the fun.
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