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COMPLETELY EMPTY AND BORING, UNREALISTIC AND TRITE...STOPPED READING AT 33%
on 9 March 2016
This would possibly be OK for a 12 year old, but even then it's pushing the realms. I'm not sure whether it's meant to be funny or romantic, (it's neither!), or why the "psychic" element was included at all...and the worrying thing is I don't think the author is sure herself. The characters have absolutely nothing about them. The main female is just ridiculous, her name even more so...Rose Gardner? Seriously? I think the author's taking the mick myself. The scenarios are so far beyond the pale it's unreal...literally! I'm sorry but even if you've lived a sheltered life, I'm pretty sure, certain in fact, that by the age of 24 you wouldn't struggle/not know how to open a bottle of beer. Even if you'd never encountered one before, I think you might just be able to work it out!
As for the fact that the murder suspect is not only allowed back to the scene of the crime, but as well as being given free reign to "clean up", you're also expected to believe that she is in fact allowed to redecorate said room within a couple of days. That you're even expected to believe that she'd want to is an absolute joke, given her relationship to the victim. Add to this the oh so believable scenario whereby the murder victim's body is released for the funeral within a few days and I fail to see how anybody can see this as anything other than a complete farce?
I have no idea why her neighbour is attracted to her, other than, "I like your hair"?! ...there is no build up, dialogue, spark, depth, connection...absolutely nothing. I gave up at 33% and would have returned for a refund if it wasn't free already in a bid to drag you into buying the rest of the series...which I certainly won't be doing. I'm irritated that I wasted my time on a 3rd of the first book as it is.
I have absolutely no idea what the 5 star reviewers read but it can't be the same book as the trite effort I had the misfortune to read surely? Another not so fine example of social media networking doing its worst...people when asked will "like" any old dross...it's very sad really. Having looked at the reviews for the rest of this seemingly never ending series, it's quite telling that the number of shiny 5 star reviews seems to have diminished exponentially as the series has progressed. You would have thought that the numbers would have remained consistent if it were the case that the story was so amazingly gripping and the writing standard was so high? Funny that? The number of "helpful", (what a joke) votes the top 5 star reviews have is also quite amazing. Given the fact that reviews for even the likes of Stephen King don't even get a third as many, sort of makes this ridiculous practice more than a bit transparent!
I'd give kudos to the author for the marketing if it weren't for the fact that in my humble opinion, this less than honorable tactic quite frankly stinks and ruins the whole E-reading experience for genuine readers.