Top positive review
Giving a four but feeling a three.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 4, 2021
Ok,it always pisses me off 🤬 when ever ppl get angry and decide to attack Eve at her most sensitive of points.
They go for her emotional jugular and accuse her of being cold and unfeeling,it pisses me off 🤬 because it’s usually said
by ppl who know her best and should KNOW a) just how untrue that statement is and b) what a truly low blow it is .
That said while still NOT a fan of dear ole Mavis after book three ( I accidentally skipped book four) and I don’t agree her blatant narcissism is balanced out by a kind heart. I mean does have a kind heart I guess but not enough to balance her ginormous heaping helping of narcissism she proudly carries around everywhere she goes.
What bothered me the most was just how F’ing D E N S E Eve was in this book.
I mean DENSE!!!!!
She knows who the killer is or near abouts from just about the beginning of the damn freaking story but allows her self to be neatly misdirected he misguided easier than a child .
I just don’t get her.
Eve isn’t a one trick pony. She is intelligent but she’s soo eager to follow her own religion of cool detachment that she ignores so many things ,like her own intuition.
She meets ppl her ten years of reading ppl as a cop “should” be telling her is being honest with her.
Between all the hellish garbage she endured her first twenty years of life combined with ten years as a cop should have her knowing when someone’s being true and honest and when she’s being played .
But here she’s sees evil for what it is from the get go and yet chooses to latch onto the wrong past just because of some past news that comes to light and destroys some really good and decent ppl and not til she herself is taken and drugged and confessed to does she really get a clue .
I mean hello,evil ppl can plant evidence and make good ppl look bad!
Eve should hav3 seen it!
None of it fit . None of it made sense . But Eve went with it like a pit bull with lock jaw til the very last moment .
Now these ppl aren’t right when they attack her and say she doesn’t feel ,that’s soo wrong it’s sick but
But the poor itch doesn’t know how to deal with and or process how and what she feels either at times and runs too far in the other direction to compensate
Eve definitely needs a standing session with the good Dr.Mira.
The other that ticked me off was the ending .
Eve has destroyed two ppl’s lives ,at least momentarily,by following the false path planted for her like an insanely overly zealous eager beaver, doesn’t solve the case tile she’s taken almost raped and confessed to. She’s rescued and the book just ends with her making Roarke laugh as they get away.
Again W. T. H ?
I know series like this often don’t to epilogues,cos there’s another book coming but something should have been done to wrap this up a bit .
Something. It’s great she apologizes to Peabody when Peabody has better instincts the our dear sainted Eve and tried to speak up. Eve asks for “other eyes” and opinions but unfortunately isn’t always good at listening .
Eve knows best and all that crap.
Decent,decent story and I loved how Roarke was willing to stay nearby and be supportive unlike in book three when their wedding was nearing and she was trying to clear a good friend of murder charges and face her own hellish past with him gone most of the damn time, but between her letting own pride and hubris lead her astray and what felt like an incomplete ending ,I can definitely saw it wasn’t a fave.
At eight dollars per ebook and NO KU it’s really disappointing.
But catch it on sale if you can.
I wish I had .