I like mysteries with entertaining comical writing so I had high hopes for this book.
The above description implies that it will appeal to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum fans. I like that series ... this is a Stephanie Plum wannabe.
I really wanted to like this book. The author tried hard to be funny and sarcastic ... but I found at times that she tried too hard. She did a lot (a lot!!) of comparing. Here are some examples so you know what I mean ...
- It would be all over town quicker than the flu after Christmas vacation.
- The police were moving slower than the line at the drive-up bank on a sweltering Friday afternoon at quitting time
- The police had rejected my theory faster than Darva Conger rejected her who-wants-to-marry-a-millionaire.
I liked Tressa but thought she got away with a lot in her desire to solve this mystery. The interactions between her and "Ranger Rick", her potential love interest, were really juvenile (they are in their 20s). I liked Gramma and Grandpa Joe, though.
Despite all this, I kept reading.
Then I got to the ending, which I didn't buy ... I kinda went "huh ... are you serious?" So after all that, I was let down by the ending.
I won't be rushing out to read any more in this series.