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Now about the way the book is written...it is riddled with asides from Carol, the amateur sleuth. It got to be old really fast to have interruptions written just for the reader. Such as you know you do; Do you get it? Etc. It just got to be way too much. Author needs to stop this technique and just write the story. A couple of times it seems she forgot what she had previously written. She led the reader to believe that Carol had donated a pair of blue tinted sunglasses to the thrift shop, then later not once but twice couldn't remember where she had put them. In another slip of memory, towards the end of the book she has Carol in a hurry to get out of the hair salon to go look for her exercise mat. Later she has Carol in her car and thinking as if it was the first time that she should go home and get the mat. The end of the book was rushed. It was as if the author had decided she needed to end it, so threw everything at the reader at once. I won't be reading anymore of this author's works. I realize cozy mystery authors aren't writing to win a Pulitzer, but the late great Agatha Christie must be rolling around in her grave at what is being produced today in the name of mystery.
The book is written in the first person, so you never get away from her. And she is self-absorbed; self-indulgent; mentally, physically, and emotionally lazy; pretty much useless; and someone who has chosen never to grow up -- and thinks all that is pretty darn cute of herself.
From about the 25% mark to around the 75% point, it was pretty much a toss-up at the end of every chapter whether I'd quit. I did finish the book -- it's quite competently written (thus the two stars) -- but then I filed it in my "Authors to avoid" collection.
This is a multivolume series -- obviously, this character doesn't make every reader want to throw up. I certainly can't recommend this book, but clearly some people enjoyed it.
Well, another adventure for Carol. Who did it? Why? Is there a connection between the death, mysterious donations and the robbery?
Just sit on your couch with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and enjoy an intriguing fast paced book. Carol's thought process is simply delightful. Talking to her dogs as if they were human is so realistic. Don't we all know someone who talks to the dog or cat in the same manner! Totally a must read mystery.