Reviews by mickplu
murder by pumpkin
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Another Lucy Stone mystery - for those who haven't read any of these cozy mysteries - they're great. This is no exception. There's quite a bit of humor for a mystery and you can feel autumn in the air as you read about all of the pumpkin activities.
Charming
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A grandmother, her daughter, and granddaughter all gather at the grandmother's cabin in Michigan to rekindle memories. The memories are supplied by the charm bracelet worn by the grandmother and each is comforting and homey as a quilt. Loved the Michigan setting and charm bracelet theme. How can that not remind you of your grandma
A must read
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Based on a historical period of time in Maine 1947, when fires broke out in several cities, this work of fiction deals with the aftermath of the fire on one family. The wife is suddenly left homeless with two children under the age of three, her mother, and a husband who disappeared trying to fight the fire. Grace is forced to become more independent, learning to drive, takes a job, falls in love, etc. and then several months later her husband returns severely burnt, missing an eye, paralysis of limbs, etc. What interested me most about the plot, is the villain (the husband) is totally believable as far as his controlling nature and emotional abuse. The ending is sublime and for the most part, all ends are tied up and resolved for the main characters.
Page Turner!
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This thriller was quite the page turner. Interestingly the author has the main character narrating the story (not unusual) but throws the reader a curve ball by at first hinting that his posing as a high school teacher/coach might be due to his being a criminal. Then, the reader discovers that no, the main character has gone undercover to prevent another bombing. There are his high school students and their families that add subplots/more suspense to the story. The climax is unrealistic but still entertaining. Scottoline weaves home-grown terrorist attacks, anti-fracking movements, medical insurance over-regulation, and deteorating families into the plot
An Evil Hen Party
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Not quite as good as The Woman in Cabin 10, but still a decent thriller/mystery. Things get a tad repetitious as the main character tries to remember where it all went wrong at the "hen party" or as we'd say in the US, bachelorette. I was surprised when the murderer was finally revealed.