Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.
©1995 G.A. McKevett and the Kensington Publishing Corp. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
The title led me to expect a series similar to Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen series (which I enjoy), but this was really closer to a Southern version of Sue Grafton’s Millhone series (but not as dark).
I loved this book and have already downloaded the next three in the series. I’m especially excited to have found a new series with a good number of books as it’s always a bummer to find books I love only to find there are only a few in the series.
What was so great? The plot was complex enough to be interesting without being convoluted. The characters were also very likable and interesting. Best of all for me was the humor. I didn’t laugh out loud most of the time like I do reading an Evanovich Stephanie Plum book, but there was enough clever, real humor to keep the story from being too dark.
The relationships had a real feel to them too, versus the overdramatized version of relationships you often see in books so it felt like I was getting to know real people.
Also, having lived in GA for some years I was pleased that the narrator didn’t over do the Savannah accent. She did a really decent job of it and overall she did an excellent job bringing out the main character’s personality. For me the sign of a good narrator is when I forget someone is reading to me and I just recognize characters, which happened right away in this book. Savannah is someone I’d love to know so it was great fun being part of her life for a few hours. Hopefully you’ll feel the same if you try the book!
I would recommend this to a friend that enjoys mysteries
Exciting plot line
I enjoyed all. Savanah's character was performed well
I laughed often while listening to this book
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I really did enjoy this book although it took me a bit to get into it and get used to the narrator. Overall I think she delivered the main character just as the author intended. It keeps you on your toes. You feel for her as a woman in a man's world but at the same time admire her stamina and drive. I look forward to listening to book 2.
This is good enough that I've got the rest of the series in my Wishlist. I love a good literary read, but when at work or driving this is the kind of listen that suits me best. It doesn't take too much concentration but fills my otherwise boring time with enjoyment.
Just Desserts is an ok read. If I could give it 3 and a half I would. But I don't feel bad giving it a four. Savannah Reid is a smart, gutsy and sensative detective. She is fired from her job as a dectective because she would not participate in a police cover up. She goes out on her own and solves the crime with the help of friends.
G. A. McKevett provides many suspects and twists and turns to make this an enjoyable read. I would have liked an I told you so at the end for the police chief. Also the younger sister was very annoying. I could have done without that but it showed another side of Savannah's character.
All in all it is a good read and worth the credit.
I have listened to many audio books and the narrator to this story is terrible. It makes it hard for me to get through. So, I will make sure any other books I will read.
I don't know. It just never really grabbed my attention.
I might try the I Love New York series.
The narration wasn't too bad.
That is the thing. The story didn't really spark anything. To be fair, I read this book several weeks ago so I may have forgotten some things. With that said, I really had to work to remember this book.
I normally gravitate towards lighter reads like Evanovich, Kinsella, etc. If you like a more serious read with a female character try Sue Grafton.
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