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I have the feeling that this must have been a book Kate White wrote a long time ago, or else she had "help" on this one -- which didn't help. I don't see how, after writing the brilliant, tense and supremely involving Bailey Wiggins series she could have done anything as amateurish as this. The plot is overly convoluted, the characters way too predictable, and the dialogue varies from stilted to funny -- for example, time and time again the characters talk among themselves, "Is it possible we have a serial killer loose"? Like DUH. Y'think? But the preoccupation with whether or not it's an actual "serial killer" -- as compared to who might be offing people, one after another -- is weird. But then it's made even stranger by the little girl voice of the narrator. When she articulates "serial killer" over and over, you get the feeling she's really saying "cereal killer" -- I found myself laughing at her, when we reached the fourth or fifth conversation in which the possibility of such a thing is discussed.
When the book was over, I found myself wondering if it would have been less offensive if there had been a been a more mature and confident voice as narrator. Jennifer Cohn sounds like a little girl -- way too sweet and simple to be the lion of the publishing industry she's supposed to be. Tell me she's a first grade teacher, and I'll believe that as much more likely. Maybe with a more sophisticated voice reading this book it would have taken on greater portent.
In any event, if you loved Kate White and Bailey Wiggins, save your credit. This one doesn't compare favorably at all.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A bit of a silly premise. I've really tried to keep listening, but so far I only wish I could get my credit back.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful