Hairstylist Marla Shore volunteers for Taste of the World, a fundraiser sponsored by Ocean Guard. It is a decision she soon regrets. First Chef Pierre's rum-soaked bananas Foster goes up in flames, making her wonder if sabotage caused the incident. Her suspicions deepen as more chefs drop off the roster and Ocean Guard's attorney is murdered. Does the lawyer's death relate to an estate being managed by the group? If their gala fails, this property will fall into the hands of a mysterious heir. With a killer on the loose, Marla has a lot more to worry about than which canapes her chefs should serve. She'd better comb through the knot of suspects to catch the bad guy before he strikes again.
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I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I just received this book from the author and was excited to listen to it. Nancy Cohen does an excellent job of giving you suspense, thrill and romance. Marla's relationship with Dalton Vail continues from the first book. Such a cute couple. I thought I had the murder figured out, but the ending was a surprise. Nancy does a great job of keeping the listener/reader's interest. Mary Ann Jacob does a wonderful job with each character. Nancy builds them exquisitely and Mary Ann does a fabulous job of presenting them to the listener. Each character is unique and the reader enhances each one of them. Looking forward to the next book. Keep up the great work.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
The main character, Marla, is supposed to be 35, but the narrator is very obviously much older. This doesn't bother me, but I do have to keep remembering Marla isn't in her late 40's/early 50's. This is just a note for some who could be really bothered by that kind of thing.
I've listened to the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. This book was also another winner! As a character Marla is likable, relatable & determined. The plot felt realistic & had just the right amount of mystery and mishaps so that it never felt like it hit a lull. Something is always happening with a few different story lines weaving through. Marla tends to go dangerous places alone, even after getting attacked before, so I felt myself cringing and worrying for her safety. That's the mark of a good plot, when as a reader I'm fearful and practically screaming "look out behind you!" Marla is determined and hardheaded, so it's just like her to not listen to anyone and continue to investigate. It's certainly what makes the story so captivating. I am looking forward to the next book!
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
This was a good follow up to the first book. The second book in a series I think is the most important. It has to keep the momentum from the first and needs to start endearing itself to readers either through the characters, the writing or even the setting. This book does that pretty well. We get to know the main character a bit better and the fact that she notices the hair style of everyone is an endearing quality, I think.
The mystery was pretty obvious. I'd be surprised to be surprised by the mystery in a cozy. I like them more for their characters (an old friend quality is a must) and frankly to de-stress from my busy life. This series is likeable and I look forward to more. The performance was very good!
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This is the second book in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, and it did not disappoint. It is a fun and cozy mystery. I liked the characters - especially the main character, Marla the hairdresser. She is passionate about hair, and I liked how all throughout the book, she is evaluating everyone's hairstyle that she sees. I found her family - especially her mom - very entertaining. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Mary Ann Jacobs, and enjoyed her narration. She has a pleasant voice and gives unique voices to each of the characters. If you like cozy mysteries, or get excited about hair, this is a great series to read.
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