While this was certainly a mystery, I feel that the relationship dynamics between Scarlet and all the side characters was the star of the book. I mean don't get me wrong, the tension was well done and the creepy encounters were great, but it did not seem as important as all the family drama, friendship crisis and bad dates that made up Scarlet's day to day life.
I liked getting to know Scarlet and I rooted for her. She was level headed and kind, stuck in one drama after the next basically through no fault of her own. At the beginning of the book she gets transferred from her musical radio show to a men's self-help show with sports and she just rolls with it, trying her best in a situation she has zero knowledge about. Oh my gosh, I love that Prudence the pig was suppose to be a tiny size was slowly growing throughout the story- denial is real!. It gave a nice break in the murder mystery aspect with bursts of cute pig shaped levity.
There are so many people that Scarlet acquires throughout the book, be it her two best friends, an intern, blind dates, police officers, feuding parents, dysfunctional siblings and her adorable grandmother. Her friends Tom and Niles were cute together (complete relationship goals!)and the most supportive of friends- I mean really, not all friends would watch a porn for you to see if you sister was the "star". Scarlet got into one tough situation after another in her personal life and I loved how her people banded together to help- or create more drama.
Overall this was fun read, perfect for those who like cozy mysteries as well as women's fiction, smooshed together to create this cohesive story. The narrator did a great job bring Scarlet as well as the tons of side characters to life and I would gladly listen to more books set in this world. I am hoping the next book will show Scarlet and James getting to know each better because I am all for a little romance!