Apr 26, 12
Read from April 26 to 30, 2012
Very good entry in this series. This one delves deeper into the personal lives and problems of recurring characters in the story - the supporting actors in this series. The problems that arise in the lives of Fanwell, drawn in by an unscrupulous childhood friend; Mma Potokwane, whose position is challenged by an influential board member; Grace and Phuti, newly married and building a home. A character often referred to makes a surprise appearance in this story and assists the detectives with their work. Some of the problems are solved in unconventional ways; others more by happenstance than deduction. This book is more about relationships than mystery.
A satisfying story, but not a perfect one. The title has nothing to do with the story - it's a throwaway line in the closing chapter and gave the impression that they just couldn't think what to title this book. Grace's talking shoes speak up in a couple of scenes - that's a completely unnecessary device, though it was interesting to hear why shoes are important to her. And a recurring nemesis impacts one of the main stories without actually appearing in the book. That rivalry is becoming tiresome.
I quite enjoyed this edition. It was a gentle read, just what I look for from this series. I look forward to see how the characters lives continue in the next edition.