I found this book to be a bit of a letdown. I LOVE Elaine Viets (especially her Dead End Jobs series), but this one just seemed to drag on. There were plenty of suspects and a pretty decent plot, but there seemed to be too many wasted pages (pages with parts that don't advance the plot and don't really need to be in there). I was rather disappointed.
I like this series a lot. I wish he'd written more than just the three titles in it. I love the little pop culture/TV references and the "behind the scenes" info about shooting a TV show or movie. The main character is very likable and the plot is fast paced. There is ALWAYS something going on. It's also got a few little twists toward the end. Very good book !
AWESOME book!!!! Great plot, believable characters, no wasted pages!!!! So good. I did have an idea about who the killer was, but even so, when all was explained, I was more than satisfied. Can't wait to read the other two in this series!
I did not really care for this book. I found the main character to be a tad annoying and there were quite a few sections that were very dull. I did not feel there was much investigating or even information that pertains to the mystery until the last quarter of the book. I wound up skimming a lot just to get to the end. No going to try another in this series.
I liked this book a lot. Good plot and hard to predict too. I realize it is part of the Augusta Goodnight series (this is the first I have read in the series), but the story really could have worked even without the angel and her little helper.
decent overall- the first half of the book was kind of slow (pretty much all that happened was the murder and the police suspecting her!), but the second half was a lot better (more sleuthing,etc). There was a good twist at the end that I didn't see coming.
*although I get that it's a "food" mystery, I felt there was Too Much description of food in it
I did not like this book. The blurb on the back is a tad misleading (at least the way I took it) and I found that I just did not care about these characters at all. It's mainly about ghosts and them trying to get to the afterworld. And the mystery plot is barely a mystery at all. You pretty much know from early on who the murderer is. One of my least favorite books.
Overall I liked it. It was kind of like an old fashioned whodunit but a more modern version. There were a lot of potential suspects and people doing things they shouldn't have been doing and secrets that were exposed. I will definitely read the next book in this series.
I really liked this book. The description of the camp and the beading activities taking place really lured me in. The mystery was a good one and, although I wasn't thrilled by the culprit/motice, kept me guessing. I will definitely get the next one in the series.
I like Johnston's other series and since I am active in animal rescue myself, I thought I would love this book. But, I didn't. I just had a hard time getting into it for some reason. There are a few facts, bits of info that are repeated a handful of times which was annoying and the first half of the book doesn't really have much in the way of sleuthing or suspects. The second half was better and I did want to know who the culprit was, but when his/her ID was revealed, I realized that was who I thought it was early on- no surprises to make me go WOW. Not a bad book, but not great either. Not sure if I will read book two in this series.
I've read a number of Burton's books and really like them. That said, this one was just so-so for me. I liked the premise, but (a) there were pages and pages and pages of "filler" that was unnecessary so I had to skim A LOT of pages and (b)there are so few suspects as to who the killer could be that I had it figured out around page 200....then had 200 more pages to read. There was a good little twist about the motive that was good at the end though.
I liked this book overall. Lots of suspects and secrets and such. However, I was not so thrilled with the ending- the culprit, motive, or the last few lines. Tough to know if I should read the next in the series- I enjoyed the book, but the ending is kind of the best part to a mystery. Hm...