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Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women. But at its launch, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare is convinced a bitter killer wants the secret formula. Can she catch who's gone loco for mocha?

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Horrible

What would have made Murder by Mocha better?

A believable story, better written characters, a consistency editor, an editor in general ...
- the police doesn't include civilians in their investigations if they can avoid it. They don't share information about ongoing cases, they don't let civilians question the criminals, etc ... highly irritating.
- Claire repeatedly says she's not happy with her bodyshape (too much curves, not at all perfect, blabla) - but the bodybuilder guy at the ICE mistakes her for a fitness model?
- All of the protagonists switch between self-assured and completely insecure, without warning.
- Claire confides to Matteo that she spied on her daughter for all of her adolescence - not ok.

I could go on and on, but this book probably shouldn't have been published in the first place.

What could Cleo Coyle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know if there is anything she could have done, other than not write this book.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator has a good voice, good pronunciation, she was easy to understand and follow and it's not her fault that the book is an utter waste of time and money.

What character would you cut from Murder by Mocha?

Where to start ... Alicia, Maya, Aphrodite, all the very bitchy arrogant "ladies" that behave like total lunatics. Oh wait, then I'd have to cut Claire too - who walks into a trap like this without informing the police?? "come alone, only you will be admittet" - yeah sure ...

Any additional comments?

I bought this in the "this is the first of a series" sale - in fact is book number 10 in this series, which accounts for some of the confusion at the start of the book.

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Falling asleep

Cleo is great she does the voices great but the story is starting to bore me before the end

0 of 2 people found this review helpful