Mar 23, 12
Read in March, 2012
Alright. Having read the 6th book first, I think the problem is that I liked Sadie Hoffmiller a lot more as an official private detective. When she's just a busy-body, obnoxious, middle-aged, hungry citizen, she's almost hard not to hate. For me, anyway.
So the mystery elements of this book were still pretty good. I figured out the identity of the murderer though pretty early on, unlike the first book, and that's a bummer. I liked her daughter's character, and would have liked some more focus on the development of her and Liam. I enjoyed the English estate setting, but I just CRINGED over Sadie and her pushy, presuming antics.
I was trying to decide between the 2 (it was okay) and 3 (I liked it) rating, and only went with the 2 because I'd given Lemon Tart a 3 and had enjoyed that one more. Still, these are pretty fun, certainly clean, and very, very fast to read. Hopefully as Sadie starts her professional side of sleuthing (and again, hopefully that's pretty soon) she will become the more endearing character I thought I'd first met.