Whispers Of Murder (2012)
Whispers of Murder (2012)
3.36 of 5 Votes: 5
Pixie Publishing
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Having read and enjoyed all of the full length novels in the Sloane Monroe series, I was looking forward to seeing how well Ms. Bradshaw would do with a shorter story. Just like the longer selections, this novella keeps the reader guessing until the very end. There are so many twists and turns in the story that to describe any one of them would be too big a spoiler!All of the characteristics of Ms. Bradshaw' s work that I enjoy are evident here: believable characters the reader can relate to, a fast paced story that doesn't drag at times, and surprises that occur just when you think you have it figured out. I will state that the first twist, when the bride collapses during her wedding, grabs your attention within the first couple pages and you won't want to put it down. An excellent quick read. The characters were flat and phony, the plot and murderer predictable, and the police procedures dumb. The author must never have read or watched any good police dramas to have so little idea about law or proper procedure. I quit listing things that were hokey, senseless, and stupid since the task quickly became overwhelming. The stupidity of the police was, however, eclipsed by the stupidity of the civilians. I almost rolled off my chair when the "smart" heroine was depicted as her high school valedictorian. I guess that could happen if the school's average IQ was 70 and the heroine's was 71. The writing was loaded with misused words and grammatical errors. People made "latch-ditch" efforts and "glossed" around the room, but I guess that is because they were too "unorganized" to wonder about "what lied beneath."
A novella of 84 pages. If you are looking for a quick, easy read you could do worse.
Did not care for it. Feel my young granddaughters could read it.
Felt like I was proof reading a paper from English 101 class.
Another enjoyable read!
short but good
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