Book Review of After Caroline

After Caroline
After Caroline
Author: Kay Hooper
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Joanna and Caroline, living states apart, didn't know each other, no relation, have never even heard of one another, yet they look close enough alike to be mistaken for identical twins. After two people mistake Joanna for being Caroline, she decides to investigate who this Caroline-person really is. She finds out that both had car accidents on the exact same day at the exact same time, both die, but only Joanna is revived. Since that happened, she's been having the same dream over and over again. Joanna believes that the dream is tied into Caroline so she takes a several-week vacation and flies to the small coastal town where Caroline lived, but digging into Caroline's life can be dangerous. Joanna also falls in love with the town's sheriff, has an attempt made on her life, and solves the murder crimes occurring in the town.

Some parts of the story was interesting, others boring, and still more left me frustrated. The author tightropes on the line of paranormal and after making such a big deal about the look-alike women, we find there is no familial connection. There's also a couple "love" scenes that I found to be uncalled for, since this is supposed to be a murder mystery.

If you're a diehard murder mystery/police procedural lover like me, I'd bypass this book.