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3.0 out of 5 starsNot my favorite.
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
This story did move along but it was not one of my favorites. There were several story lines and characters and all of it happening during a New York City blackout. I found it hard to believe all these people are out and about looking for a deranged woman in total darkness during a scotching New York summer night. I found that hard to believe.
Carol Higgins Clark has written another fun book in her Regan Reilly series, one which was hard to put down but very quick to finish. As usual there are no really serious crimes in this book and no really heinous criminals. All is basically well that ends well, and it does. I found myself feeling quite sorry for Georgina, who had a really bad life. I hope she got the therapy she desperately needed. And I wondered why Lillian didn't even think about picking up the phone, calling Regan, and asking about the letters instead of trying to do things the hard way.
I have no real complaints about this book, but I missed Regan's parents. I hope to see more of them in the next book.
For a fun read on an airplane, on a long car ride (please, not if you're the driver!!!), or on a night before the television programs delayed by the writers' strike come back on, get this book. You will enjoy it.
This is bad writing. Being a New yorker myself, I had to walk home that day, so I was pretty disappointed about the inaccuracies in the plot. There was no way to call anyone on the phone that day. The only cell phone up was Verizon. Anyway, the book is a complete waste of time; I was sick, so I had plenty of time to kill, otherwise I wouldn't have waisted a single minute on it. I hope that this 'writer' gets a different job.
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2008
It's obvious the author doesn't read these reviews as she does nothing to make change. I don't have a problem with the things most people have complained about. CHC writes cozys, fluff, not great mysteries. Once you accept that, these stories become acceptable. I listen to the audio tapes in the car as I don't have the time to sit & read. This brings me to my problem with CHC. For heaven sake STOP READING THEM YOURSELF. You have an irritating voice, you can't do accents & you read as if you were talking to five year olds. You may be an "actress" but, that doesn't mean you're good at audio narration. I didn't enjoy MHC's books when the author or CHC read them as much as when someone else read them. So, stop talking, spend the money & hire a professional. I would have rated this higher but her voice & is so off putting I find it hard to enjoy the story. This will probably be my last purchase of a CHC book.