Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a "for sale" sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use.
Everyone in town shows up for the grand reopening of Pans 'n Pancakes, but when the mayor's disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she'll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town's darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer - before she's the next to die.
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"Day's series debut provides some quirky characters and red herrings along with the obligatory romantic interest and recipes." (Kirkus)
I haven't a problem with the storyline. My issue is with the narrator. The story is about a young woman, the narrator sounds like an older lady whose voice has a hint of shakiness in it. It makes it hard to focus on the story and what is going on. My mind keeps picturing an older lady. I have to remind myself she is not.
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Flipped for Murder had the potential to be entertaining, if only the characters were not so incredibly bland. In particular, country store/café owner Robbie was hard-working yet boring as hell, however none of the small town residents were unique or engaging.
Robbie did not seem to fit into the small, mid-western town where her mother grew up. She kindly rescued a stray cat but did not take the animal to a vet (anyone in food service should be more health conscious); she went for a walk in a state forest without being aware of the possible dangers (wild animals, hunting season).
When there were several attempts on her life, Robbie seemed too dense to realize that her life was seriously in danger. I really expected that a woman in her late 20s who had the ability to open her own business would have more common sense. I wanted to care what happened to Robbie but I could hardly stay awake.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
A fun and interesting murder mystery set near Nashville, Indiana . . . an artsy, touristy area in the southern part of the Hoosier State . . . known for the beauty of its fall leaves, country crafts and down-home feeling, folks travel there in droves . . . myself included . . . not far from the state border with Kentucky . . . plenty of hillbillies reside in Indiana, having crossed the Ohio River, north into Indiana . . . so it is the perfect setting for Robbie Jordan's Country Store/Restaurant, Pans 'n Pancakes . . . I agree with other reviewers, that the narrator's voice sounds a bit old for a 27 year-old woman, but do like the quaint, country sound of it . . . another irritation is the author's obvious dislike of firearms, which lends nothing to the story, and her "new age" religious beliefs, which not explored to great lengths, also add nothing to the book . . . the overall tale of the murder, townsfolk, Robbie's family . . . and discovery of her past are great . . . well worth the listen . . .
This was a pretty good book. I found the reason the police involved the main character unrealistic, but, the other aspects of the books were good enough to keep me interested.
Have always loved books and I find that as I have gotten older I find this way more enjoyable then listening to the radio.
This is. A fantastic sweet and fun story of a young woman who 1st is way more than meets the eye also she decides to open up a sweet country dinner and because of that she seems to be in the cross hairs of some of the past she never even knew about. This is a fun story and I will be listening to the 2nd one as soon as I can.
This is a good mystery with interesting characters and sidelines. I thought the narrators voice sounded much older than the main character but all in all I enjoyed this book and am diving into the next one.
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