Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up - and put up with - her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.
©2009 Lorna Barrett (P)2010 Penguin
The main character, Tricia Miles, is very annoying. She's judgmental and rather small-minded.
It was utterly predictable. Predictability does not bother me when I read an excellent book, but this one does not meet that criteria.
Campbell has a good voice and I would seek out her other narrations. Her inflections are nice, and she is clear and a pleasure to listen to. Had I been reading the book in paper, I might have skipped parts or put it down.
It's very easy to listen to and I sort of enjoyed disliking most of the characters. There's a lot of implausibility. Side plots went nowhere and just took up space (smashing pumpkins, cats, the freegans).
I probably will not continue with this series. If the main character were a bit more amiable I might continue. It's odd that many reviewers say that the book has liberal viewpoints. I think that Tricia is very conservative and lacks imagination.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
Let me start by saying that none of the main characters have any redeeming qualities. Trisha is self serving, entitled & bossy and it's not in a charming way. Her sister Angelica is truly the worst though, she acts like a snobby child despite being a grown adult & thinks everyone should idolize her. I read the first 3 books in order to give the characters a chance. I really hoped they would evolve and be less annoying, but truly you don't have any connection to the main characters at all. You want to read a book & feel like you like them, and you won't find that here.
However the actual story line was pretty good, it had a few twists & for a cozy mystery was pretty good. I gave the narrator 5 stars because she does a great job & it's not her fault the characters are awful. I wish the author would make them more like able!
I have been listening to this series and have loved them. This book however is soo disappointing. At least 75% on the problem with food waste.
Maybe if Tricia can be toned down.
Increasingly irritating as each book goes by.
Slightly yes since I am almost at the end.
Please leave the social issues out of the book. Some of your readers actually own guns and take offense at your offhand social statements. Another example is waste and the environment. Though I do appreciate protection of the environment, I read enough of this information in the news and I don't need to listen to it while I need a few minutes to not hear about it on my daily commute in my non vegetable oil fuel vehicle! And Tricia just gets more irritating as each book goes by and her sister becomes more endearing. Perhaps th main character should be Angelica and not Tricia.
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