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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The main character was all over the place. Raelynn has such a short attention span and poor reasoning skills I'm surprised she made it to adulthood. Important details are glossed over - like someone breaking into the house! - and inconsequential things are given too much attention - who cares what Raelynn is buying at a yard sale when someone just got murdered in her backyard!
What could Rose Pressey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Pare down your story to get rid of the rabbit trails - they don't make the story move forward.
Flighty characters are not cute - they are tedious. Raelynn puts more thought into how she'll arrange mason jars than creating a business plan for her hotel. She says she needs to prove her innocence/solve the murder but then skips that so she can SPRAY PAINT A BRASS LIGHT FIXTURE. I really hope this chick doesn't have a Pinterest account.
The Sherriff is the worst. He says something like, "I don't think you did the murder, but the townspeople do. What they say carries more weight and I want to be re-elected." So, the court of gossiping small-town busybodies carries more weight than an actual criminal investigation procedure?
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Narration was okay.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel?
The town drunk character cliche. Making fun of a serious addicition ("Ha Ha! He'll sleep it off in his yard!") left a bad taste in my mouth.
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Being from KY and specifically Lexington (as mentioned in the book) I find this book to be so true of small towns and how they react to outsiders.
Had fun reading and look forward to reading the next book.
This is a great book to listen to on vacation!
I did so by the pool and chuckled so hard many times.
Really liked this book