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Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Fortune Teller Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – August 2, 2011
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The story went exceedingly down hill from there, Sunny (heroine) tells the police (square jawed love interest) about the murder an hour after the librarian leaves, she is arrested and let go... no one could see her killing anyone??! She drops in the town bar, gets drunk and has the big cop carry her home. A day later she's "partnered" up with him by the chief and can't seem to break a nasty habit of diarrhea-of-the-mouth through a flurry of clue-rich interviews.
I stopped reading half way though with Sunny stuck in a closet listening to some potential murderers get it on to blasting porn, she was talking to the cop fellow on her cell phone. Ugh.
The book just flew all over the place without consistent tense or tangent. The characters were flat and/or blown out of proportion. And while I don't mind subject matter in a "cozy mystery" being more PG-13+ it was unexpected in this and felt thrown in. I won't be finishing the book. It was poorly written.
Sunshine Meadows is our sleuth's chosen name (to the chagrin of her parents.) I think the name is perfect. Lady Vicky, is the name of Sunny's new Victorian home...again perfect. Sunny is a fortune teller and uses a room in Lady Vicky referred to as "Sunny's Sanctuary" perfect! There is a magical cat, Morty, whom I wanted to adopt myself, and we are 'dog' persons. I adore his personality. Then, there is the town of Divinity, NY. What can I say? Divine! I love the characters living in town, even the naughty ones.
This book had it all. Humor, mystery, detective to drool over, gal pals, caring parents that should live at a distance, and a haunted house/or cat?
The ending was a complete surprise. I had an inclination but did not get the full picture until the clever author revealed it to me.
Now to impatiently await the next book in this series. Go, buy it and sit back and truly enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tempest in the Tea Leaves is the first book in the Fortune Teller Mysteries series by Kari Lee Townsend. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jen @ booksthathook dot com
I liked the premise, but the execution was lacking. Not sure yet if I will read the rest of the series. The writing was a little choppy/lacked any decent transitions. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kristy
Sunny Meadows had left home and moved to Divinity, New York. She realized that at age 29, it was time that she followed her passion and live her life the way she wanted to. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Brown
Incomplete download. Several screens missing at end. Very disappointing. Story predictable, characters not convincing, no depth, but I am probably just upset at not being able to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anon 75
I really wanted to like this one. On paper it is perfect. A small town cozy with a nice side of paranormal. And what a cute cover! Sadly I just could not get past the protagonist. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
This was such a strange read for me. It was like reading a middle school book in the guise of an adult cozy mystery. Read morePublished on July 10, 2014 by Alice in Vunderland
I had high hopes for this book--the premise is fun and the relationship between the main character, Sunny, and detective Stone is interesting, but I could not get past some of the... Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Sunny Meadows (aka Sylvia Eleanor Meadows) waited until she was 29 years old to break from her rich and status minded parents. Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by C. Wong