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I really wanted to like this book. The summary and previous reviews made it sound very intriguing, and the setting of Savannah, GA made it hard for me to pass up. However, the descriptions of the city and its residents did not ring true to the city I know and love - seemed more like someone who had read a book about Savannah or maybe passed through the city once. I decided to overlook that personal disconnect, read the story as if it were set in a "fictional" city, and just enjoy the mystery. But I still couldn't get into the story because even the descriptions of mundane things - like Elise and Audrey (mother and daughter) having breakfast together, or Gould jogging, or Elise *thinking* about Gould jogging - just didn't have a natural flow. That, in addition to the stilted dialogue between the characters, made it a real chore to read. Simply not enjoyable.