When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....
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This was a good listen. I will buy Denise Swanson books again. The narrator was perfect! Very good cozy mystery.
This was kind of slow for me. I feel like it dragged on & on. It took me 3 days to get through it as I kept getting bored with it. I will probably give the next book a try, but if it's about the same... slow story, then I'll have to find another series to listen to.
Enjoyed the fact that you don't know who the murderer is before the end. So many suspects with motive. Christine Leto is easy to listen to and enjoyed her narration. Will be looking for more of her work. The main character is just quirky enough to keep you smiling. A light hearted story line.
Girl discovers murder. Girl fall for guy investigating murder. Girl gets involved in unrealistic number of small town murders.
Fun, clean read but no depth of plot or characters.
I thought this was a good introduction to the series and I liked that the lead character held a professional position outside of the culinary or home repair type positions that are in most cozies. I thought the narrator was decent but not outstanding. Overall it was worth the listen and I plan to carry on with the next book in the series.
The writing isn't very good, nor is the plot engrossing. Not much can be done about that.
One doesn't care about the people enough to care about what happens to them.
Reader had a nice light young voice, but it was too monotone to make one care about any of these people
I stopped listening about half way through because it was just too boring.
I love a good cozy mystery and hoped that this one would fill the bill. It didn't
The author definitely nails the issues of a school psychologist and I quite enjoyed it because of that but not a book I think I will follow up - it was OK but some time down the track I am pushed to remember what it was all about beyond the odd chuckle over an Ed Psych dilemma
Likes: Cozy mysteries (cats a plus), personal memoirs,not too dark fantasy, books about the brain. Dislikes: Torture, animal cruelty.
I was torn between 3 and 4 stars for this book. It's better than 3 but not really 4. I didn't dislike anything about about it. It's a good small town cozy. The mystery wasn't obvious. Although Skye isn't the most interesting person to ever walk the earth, she also manages to investigate without being obnoxious or making me cringe - I wish all amateur sleuths could do that. I hate when a character just bumbles into a funeral and starts asking strangers personal questions. Skye at least tries to be subtle. Perhaps a few parts strain credibility a little bit but nothing really blatant. It all wraps up nicely at the end. I will listen to another one. I am surprised to see this is such a long series since Scumble River really isn't much of a town. Narrator does a really good job as well.
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