I have never read Scottoline before and I now know why. This was selected for our book club so I felt an obligation to read it. The book's beginning has some promise but then goes downhill and becomes downright outlandish when Rose (the main character) drops her kids off with friends and turns into super hero/Nancy Drew uncovering a conspiracy, cover-up and solving a murder. I thought this book was completely farfetched and unrealistic and the trivial conversation was annoying. Scottoline should have stuck with her original plot - the explosion, its aftermath, and the effects on the community.
Brilliant story line, however, that is what makes the very poor execution so disappointing. The story is filled with conflicting details and flat, stereotypical characters.
Just read this.....really awful & I guess I should have followed my instincts on reviews I read on AMAZON.....most people hated this book......just not anything at all like what I am used to reading from Scottoline!!!
Defiantly do not recommend this. I feel like the climax happens I the first chapter. Not like her other books, very disappointing. Too far-fetched, way too drawn out. The book would be half as long without the constant, repeating, minute descriptions... She thumbed through her contact to L, pressed call and held the phone to her ear... Really? Do I need to know exactly how she makes a phone call, every time she does it? Don't waste your time.