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I love detective stories and especially when it's a woman in the sleuth role. What can I say...us chicks have to stick together. :)
This story wasn't set back in the 20's or 40's but it had the vibe of those decades. Case in point: the usage of the word "dame" and some of the lingo. Ex. "Another fine mess you've gotten me into."
Yes, when I read this, I didn't visualize it in technicolor. No, in my mind, this story was classic black and white.
As with the classics from the time periods above, this story had tons of mystery, comedy, sexual tension, and a big DUN-DUN-DUUUUN!!!
Yeah, as you can tell, I totally dug this detective story and want to find out where Nick and Alex go from here. I'm sure you will too after reading it. :)
This story is told almost tongue in cheek and when I started it I thought it was a comedy. I was right…and wrong. There is also a very strong suspense element in it, which I wasn’t expecting. Normally I know who the bad guy is by at least halfway through a story, but didn’t figure out some major components in this until at least 2/3 of the way through. And wow, did she have some intriguing plot twists that I didn't figure out at all!
The story is about Alexandra, a woman trying to prove to the world—and herself—that she’s more than capable of being a private investigator and running the agency she bought from her dad and his partner. But when she takes on a missing person’s case, that shouldn’t have been any different than any other case, her world takes a surreal turn. Not only does the old partner’s son, Nick, show up, but now her life is being threatened.
This book is fun, quirky and suspenseful all wrapped into one great read. Definitely giving it 5 stars! Now I have to go see what else Ms. Burton has to offer.
HOWEVER, the otherwise-smart heroine does display tremendous stupidity in places. The hero is a domineering boor who won't tell her anything when he's not lying, and she lets him get away with it. She sets boundaries; she says "no." And he dismisses them. Every. Single. Time. She lets him get away with it because every time she's around him, she goes all weak and gooey. Grow up!
The plot has two HUGE cases of catastrophic coincidence, one of which the author doesn't even bother to try to explain. In a mystery especially, when we're counting up clues, you cannot do this. Lots of scenes revolve around eating, which became repetitive. When the plot requires, the heroine suddenly becomes klutzy. She requires a lot of saving by the men around her, when it's she who should be saving herself the majority of the time. The girlfriends were excessively sugar-coated imho.
The dialogue is often enjoyable, the community characters interesting and varied. I particularly liked PJ (or was it DJ?), Deputy Dawg and the recurring menace he brought, along with the super-annoying town gossips (I hope our heroine someday will put them in their place) and potential problem the two fired detectives could pose in future adventures. The mystery itself led me along, which made the coincidences more objectionable when they appeared, but I figured out what was going on with the hero long before the reveal and wondered why Our Keen Detective Heroine didn't spot the rather obvious clues in that regard.
All in all, I'd buy another installment of the series to see how it will develop—as long as that awful, controlling hero didn't show up again.
This is a humorous cozy mystery with enough suspense to keep the reader's interest until the last page. Alex is a strong female character, for the most part. She has an unfortunate tendency to swoon at the sight of Nick and at times doesn't see what should be obvious to her. These character flaws can be resolved as the series progresses, so I look forward to reading more in this series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Novel Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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