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 whos..Show More »e 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.
While the second book showed some improvement in character development, I still couldn't relate to Robbie, who never, ever bitched moaned or complaine..Show More »d. Sorry, but after working in both restaurants and retail, I find it difficult to believe that Robbie could work 9-10 hard hours on her feet, 6 days a week but never be tired or grumpy.
Also, as a new business owner, Robbie spent more time trying to solve crimes than refining her menu and selection of merchandise. Even a smart woman who enjoyed solving puzzles would realize that the business needed her total and undivided attention.
I did appreciate that Robbie tried to be self-sufficient, not looking for a man to take care of her. I cheered when she was able to defend herself in a dangerous situation, but I expected more emotion when a romantic relationship crashed & burned.
This is a typical mystery that follows the cozy mystery formula. The narrator didn't help. She makes the lead character sound like she's 57 instead..Show More » of 27. It's not bad, it's just mediocre.