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As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being the liaison for a new work program, 'tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid that the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing's worse than Ted Hendricks - the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill's ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car - dead as a doornail. Detective Greg King assumes it's a suicide. Jill thinks it's murder. And if the holidays weren't stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess - before the other shoe drops.

©2014 Lynn Cahoon (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 03-11-16

Chick lit or mystery?

Actually, it is both. If the Shoe Kills is a lighthearted and fun novel that is mostly about women's relationships with each other and with the opposite gender. But there is also a murder mystery to be solved. This book is fun listening especially after the four thrillers I listened to earlier in the week. It is a nice break. Narration is perfect!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Light and Fun

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This series is just delightful. No, it's not fine literature, but if you're driving or doing chores, it's highly entertaining. The characters are nuanced enough and the stories are interesting. Please hurry up with #4!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A bit the same.

I enjoyed the first book a lot. A nice listen in the car on trips. The second one was good. This one seems to be much the same. The heroine is portrayed as a bit dull and flighty. The other characters don't like her. The boyfriend wants to wrap her in gauze and keep her safe at home. The story line is a bit predictable from the first two books: Same general story, Different names. I'll read the next one but no more if they stay predictable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining

Would you listen to If the Shoe Kills again? Why?

Maybe in a few years. I will forget the ending by then.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not on the edge of my seat, but certainly engaged.

Have you listened to any of Susan Boyce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No idea. She does a fine job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't wish to provide a spoiler.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another winner!

This book was just as good as the first. Kept me guessing until the end. Although the end seemed a little rushed. I love the house, her Shop and the town. I would recommend this series so far.

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Missing Something

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While I enjoy all the books in this series, this one appeared to be missing something. I felt like the character was killed off too quickly. I would have liked to know more about the character so I could have reacted to the killing.

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If the Shoe Kills

I ENJOYED the book,but I liked book 1 and 2 better. If the Shoe Kills had a few areas that were boring, didn't keep my interest like the first 2 in the series.

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Another great addition

Lynn Cahoon is doing a wonderful job with character development. The characters become more like friends. I highly recommend this book to those who are fans of cozy mysteries.

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great book, loved it

I really like this series ,I got hooked on book number 1, I like all the characters in the book , the way the author describes the coffee -Bookshop and the town it makes you feel like you're there.

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Jill the door mat

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I liked Jill at first, but as the book proceeded, I found her annoying. I'm not a health nut but I found Jill's diet of fried foods, non-stop desert and alfredo a bit much. She also is a bit of a door mat at times, although she did stand up for herself with the Mayor's wife (Tina) once.

Have you listened to any of Susan Boyce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first time I have listened to Susan Boyce. I found her narration pleasant although there wasn't a significant amount of differentiation in her voices.

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