- File Size: 4214 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CW0B32U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Secret Life of Molly Rosenblum Kindle Edition
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it didn't matter because this one is all about the characters - five attractive, intelligent (for the most part), middle aged (50-65), quirky, bawdy, entertaining women who get along with each other, know and like each other, and one shopaholic male mystery writer who all live in a small condo building somewhere in Florida.
This one will only take two or three evenings and it will entertain you.
So, where did it go so horribly wrong?
First off, I had trouble "getting into" the life and tone of the "Fab 5," they seemed so shallow and uninteresting despite their quirkiness. When the sister showed up. they morphed into a senior version of Mean Girls. No one seemed to be someone I would want to spend any time with in real life, despite my love of bargain hunting at off-pricers.
By the end of the first quarter of the book, I really didn't care who committed the murder.
By the end of the first half, I was really tired of the protagonist going on and on about who could have committed the murder and why she didn't think she had.
The second half was more of the same. And more of the same. And, really, more of the same. I really don't know why I finished it (except that I hate to write reviews of books I haven't completely read.) The only redeeming thing I can find about the book was the cartoons (and they were hit or miss.) Elliot/Harold is never fully explained (and why are there no cops in Florida?)
I fear this book is the beginning of a series...
So begins this wacky ride of a murder mystery. Molly Rosenblum is a cartoonist. She lives in Delray Beach, Florida, with four other retired ladies, herself and several others of which are widowed. They call themselves The Fabulous Five (FF, for short). They all bought condos in a oceanfront building called The Sandcastle.
The problems start when Jane's (one of the FF) sister, Cynthia comes to visit. Nobody likes Cynthia. But when Cynthia arrives, all of the ladies are surprised to find that she has, well, to put it simply, put on a bit of weight. That night at dinner, however, she blurts out that she has slept with all of their husbands. The next day, Cynthia dies, mysteriously, while trying on a pink sweater at a local Marshall's. She has obviously been poisoned. Molly was in the fitting room with her. Everyone suspects Molly. Molly suspects everyone else.
This is a delightful, fast-paced, murder mystery, and a very fun read. It does get a little, shall we say, "racy," at times, but you might expect that from a group of sixty-ish widowed ladies living in community. (
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book it has a great story line and flowed evenly.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ugh, I truly hope that if someone in my sphere is murdered and I know that one of my four life-long friends killed that person, that I would be sad, even devastated by the news,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lorelai Graham
Being Jewish from Brookline ma and nana living in del ray beach Florida I knew every street they were talking about. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Julie McLaughlin
An engaging peek into the lives of five women as their already quirky lives take some unexpected turns. A fun escapist, comedy/adventure with a mystery mixed in.Published on August 1, 2014 by Michael Metcalf
with richly developed characters who exhibit entertaining compulsions. It is told with style and compassion.
Women and cat lovers will have fun reading it.
This book had some very laugh out loud moments! I wish there was a tad bit more romance. Overall, it was a good read.Published on May 8, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed this book very much. Very entertaining and amusing. I'll admit I had problems keeping up with which Fab Five
was which sometimes but I love a funny mystery. Read more
Pretty good story line. Would get bored with any extension. Lots of characters to make you keep changing your mind of who done it!Published on March 29, 2014 by Jana Balderas
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