Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the body of golden girl, Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside Gilda’s office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.
Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean-girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.
As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.
I liked this listen but it wasn't very challenging. I knew who the culprit was early on, or at least one of them, without too much mental effort on my part.
As the story unfolded, we get the feel for a close-knit Italian community, its inhabitants, and social mores. Intermixed are the vicarious lives we lead and the consequences of our decisions.
Our main character, Gilda, won the lottery and even though the story is not about what she does with the money, that backstory is interwoven into the how and why of things.
The narration was good for the subject. Huberth was easy to listen to and her voices were distinct and recognizable.
The title is a little misleading but you have to listen to know why. All in all, not a bad listen.
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a very nice book to listen to the story wasn't so complicated but the story was good I enjoyed it definitely
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