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Hammered, Nailed and Screwed Paperback – June 12, 2012
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Laura Howard is a widow with a huge amount of cash because her husband Todd purchased numerous insurance policies while he was on "business" trips for the firm he worked for. Unfortunately, Todd was a womanizer and he was killed while in Mexico with his latest paramour. Or was he? Laura is starting to receive phone calls from her deceased husband and it appears that someone is trying to kill her.
Laura Howard has become partners with Russ Graham and his aunt Esther Graham, they have a great partnership, Russ handles all the construction, Esther manages the office and Laura is the decorater for the new homes and renovations that the company does.
With the help of the detective assigned to the case and Russ, Laura works to discover if Todd is still alive and why someone is trying to kill her.
This was a very quick read but it didn't drag on with a lot of useless information, I really enjoyed this and will be reading more by this author.
One there was a real continuity problems. Time frames were hazy and the story tended to jump around.
Two the book was constantly shifting voice. Some times it was the main character sometimes the supporting characters and even sometimes even the antagonist. When writing as the main character for the first part of book she had little imaginary news tickers. She gave that up toward the end of the book (not complaining I preferred the character with out the news ticker). She either forgot she was doing it or forgot to go back and edit out in first of book when she ran out of ideas for the ticker. Third every chapter ended with a decorating tip that may or may not have related to the chapter. I get the main character is a decorator but the tip thing was after a while annoying. Shift it to the back like other authors. Finally there was the detective who at the middle of the book was suddenly promoted to the position he had since the beginning of the book. Huh! So up to that point he was just playing detective? Along that line several characters suddenly develop traits that are necessary to solve the mystery.
Finally is the fact that every man she meets hits on her. Since she professes to be a wallflower that doesn't really ring very true.
The mystery itself is fine and if you are ok with the problems listed above it isn't a horrible read. I picked it up looking for something like Jennie Bentley or Sarah Grave's books.
This is this authors first book and I will probably spring for the second in the series (there are only two so far) to see if she improves. While some can write well in "pantser" mode others should work with a carefully outlined plot to avoid the continuity issue. She is not a "pantser" Some good ideas she just needs that plot outline. If you tend to read in small bits the continuity might not be as noticeable as to someone who reads a book in one or two sittings. An avid reader who is known to go thru as many as three books in a day and cursed with a better than average memory the continuity thing was a bit irritating to me. Not enough however to make me not finish the book.
This was such an excellent story. I loved the formatting, the way the characters and the story itself came together. Very intuitive of the author in the way she brought them all together and lined the plot up. It was funny, suspenseful too with just the right amount of hints to the romance beginning with a couple of lead characters, not full of too much description which was enjoyable for a change. The story itself was just exceptional I thought. I don't remember any grammatical errors or distinct omissions of facts, that sort of thing. A good job. I will highly recommend this book to anyone. I had to read it straight through as it was that good.
I am looking forward to her next novel!
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