This is the second book in the Torie O'Shea series that I've read. I haven't read them in order, though even if you don't the characters are well enough developed that you will feel as if you've know them for some time. Though, I didn't like this one as much as I did in "Sheep's Clothing" (the first I read).
These are good, light, fast-paced cozy mysteries. Nothing X-rated, besides a little curse now and again.
Liz L. - reviewed A Misty Mourning (Torie O'Shea, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 2
I just can't get enough of this series. While this one isn't my all time favourite, it's still quick paced and entertaining. I enjoy Torie O'Shea's personality quirks - I think I identify with her. I haven't read these in order (read 'em as I can get 'em from other members) and they still work and I think are just as engaging as if I had read them in their "proper" order. These are good enough that I will probably re-read them (in order) down the road and they also have perked my interest in looking up my family tree.
The plot of the book is reasonable and I enjoyed the key character, Torie, but the character of Torie's grandmother is but a pale shadow of what she could be. The writing is choppy. poor, and story development inconsistent. Just when I thought it was flowing along I was halted with a "What's this?" So many cliches and errors in the story. One example: a woman who is to be interviewed opens the door with a shawl over her shoulders. In the next paragraph she holds an afghan around her. As the protagonist investigates almost everyone in the book has a reason to murder the 101-year-old woman from her children to her servants to the local sheriff. I won't waste any more time writing about this one and instead suggest that anyone thinking about reading it choose another.