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on 16 April 2013
I got this book for free on a promotion so I shouldn't complain too much. Many readers appear to enjoy this kind of thing and so good luck to Jaden Skye if he/she has found a niche.
Nonetheless, I am staggered that so many reviewers have given Death by Honeymoon four and five stars. This is not billed as a children's book, or, if it is, I missed it. Even then I'd question such generosity. Unless the author is in his/her early teens (in which case I can forgive the standard) this work is very, very weak. The characters are one dimensional, there is very little plot (and what there is happens to be almost laughably predictable) and there is no tension, genuine emotion or mystery. The miraculous and rather abrupt ending, where the bad guys get their come-uppance based (it seems) purely on a Coroner's report in a different country, is the icing on the cake.
I don't like to write a poor review and I'm certainly no intellectual snob, but I do feel quite strongly that the more discerning reader should be warned off.