Jake tries to distract herself from murder with the constant attempts to keep her 1823 Federal-style fixer-upper from tumbling down on her head. But when her best friend's infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her...and needless to say, it's nowhere near as charming as her rickety old house.
©2008 Sarah Graves; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks
I have been an Audible listener for over 4 years, and this book ranks at the bottom of my selections from Audibile. I have read and listened to all of the "Jake" books and have pretty much liked them. This one, however, has a plot so far away from plausible that it is bordering on foolish. The Maine accents are horrendous (take that from a native Mainer who has lived Downeast for 20 ears), and anyone who lives near the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the cold waters off Eastport, will recognize that spending any amount of time in the frigid ocean waters is deadly. The 3 year old in this book must be bionic to survive her spill in the water and getting thrown against a wooden structure after she had been kidnapped and drugged with opium for a day. I only finished listening to the book because I didn't want to "waste" my Audible credit.
The plot was not the standard "who-dun it" there were new elements that I've not read in mystery books before.
The twists and turns that happened in the plot.
I like that she is true to the Maine pronunciations of things.
I love Sarah Graves' Home Repair Mysteries series. Jake Tiptree is a realistic character who sometimes faces extraordinary circumstances. This book is full of dark suspense but manages to remain a cozy mystery. If you are a fan of the series you have to read this one.
That was me ...way to unbelievable went on with to many unreasonable events to to many people over and over .
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