In a quaint New Hampshire town a small business owner is murdered.
What I liked:
Sigh. This is one of those rare times where I just could not find anything to redeem this for me. I mean really.
What I didn’t like:
I very rarely decide that I just can’t finish a book. But this book was one of those. It was annoying, and boring and stuffy. The main character was snooty, despite the fact that we were supposed to think otherwise. The writing was lackluster, and this mystery didn’t feel cozy, it just felt. . . stuck. It felt stuck in deep quicksand from which it couldn’t get itself out. But I was all ready to stick it out when a character was described as “retarded”, despite this book’s 2008 publishing date. It was at that time that I put the book down, a kinda “straw that broke the camel’s back” kind of deal.
This is not a book I would recommend. There are plenty of people who I’m sure would like it, but as someone who was brought into the world of mystery through the Queen of Mysteries herself, Agatha Christie, this just was not up to snuff. Not even a pale comparison.