(Do not – for any reason – read this book without reading the book before it).
This book was somewhere between 3 stars and 4. It had at least 3 story lines – and that’s a challenge for any author. One(ish) (two!?!?!) of those story lines carried over from the last book. As i mentioned in my last review that book ended in a most unsatisfactory manner. And, while the end of this book redeemed it, the first half of the book was unnecessary and tedious.
The murder to be solved in this book felt forced. It was a plot device to carry on the story line from last book plus another sort-of-new/sort-of-carryover storyline. Nothing about the murder was interesting or compelling. I found myself skimming through a lot of it. But when we got to the meat of the story – the kind-of-carried-over story – this book shined!
Still, that’s a lot of crap to sort through just to get resolution from the last book – which ended kinda crappy. The ending of this book compensated but left a bad taste in my mouth. I’ll be taking a break from this series bc another ending like the last book or beginning like this book, and my reviews are going to get a little grumpy.