As the former governor's wife, Helen Binney is used to being in charge. So when illness and two pushy nieces force her to take on a visiting nurse, Helen uses every trick in the book to slip away from the annoying woman. Only someone must have disliked the nurse even more than Helen, because the woman's dead body shows up the next day in Helen's yard! Now it's up to Helen to prove that not only is she perfectly capable of taking care of herself, she's also perfectly capable of solving one cold-blooded murder. Between the nurse's shady past, an elusive "Remote Control Burglar", and an unlikely partnership with a handsome lawyer, Helen finds herself being drawn into the killer's carefully crafted web. The only question is, can Helen survive a little dose of death?
©2014 Gin Jones (P)2015 Gin Jones
I should have read the reviews more carefully. If I had I would have been warned about how unrealistic and time consuming this book is. It makes no sense and is full of contradictions. The lead character wants to be left alone but seeks out a murderer, making friends along the way. She is 45 and has given her nieces power of attorney over her finances and is constantly in a power struggle with them for control of her life. She finds a woman murdered in her yard and is angry that she is not considered a suspect. All of the characters are flat and not very likable and the story was drawn out and boring. Listening to this book was a complete waste of time.
"Sadly dull and very annoying"
No I wouldn't, the author's characters and writing style were too annoying for me. And the reader's slightly slow monotonous time did not help.
I tried to ignore the lack of different voices for the characters (apart from the murder victim before she was murdered), and the slow speed of narration, but was a contributing factor to giving up early.
I did not like any of them, so would not make a difference.
Dislikable main character. Continual references to her Lupus, her pain, her disability. Her daughters were worried about her not coping on her own, but after murder in her garden they were not immediately particularly concerned. Helen is not shocked, upset, horrified or react as a real person would who just found a bloody body. Most infuriatingly she does not behave as an ex Governors/politicians wife would. As a state's First Lady for a very long time she would not be so naive and wet. Totally unbelievable that she allows the nurse Melissa to talk to her like that, or take her phone. Lost all credibility at that point. The police were not interested in taking her statement when she found the body. Although published in 2014, the 45 year old Helen doesn't think to look on line for newspaper articles to research burglaries, the lawyer hastily suggest it to her. Had to keep reminding myself she was only 45, not 85 as she was portrayed as so much older.
I have only ever given up on a couple of books in all my years in Audible, and this was one of them...so I cannot comment on anything more than the half a book I listened to. Sorry, but definitely not something I enjoyed or would recommend.
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