A Killer Crop – Book #4 Orchard Series by Sheila Connolly (Berkley Prime Crime: Penquin)
Couldn’t get past the sixth page. The beginning consisted of the main character Meg having coffee with her mother, who has shown up out of the blue, which apparently she doesn’t usually do. Meg is concerned. What is going on? (Ooooh, such a unique clue for a mystery novel, why didn’t I think of that?) Then we have a couple of pages of backstory, followed by Meg musing that she hadn’t had time to do exciting things like grocery shopping, laundry or getting her haircut.
Has this author been spying on me, and decided to write a novel about it? My mother sometimes pops in for a visit, too. My thoughts often drift and I think about what I did the day before (if I can remember) and my mundane life consists of thinking, geez, I really need to buy groceries, the wash is piled high and I could use a trim.
What was Berkley Prime Crime thinking? That this is how you hook a reader? Maybe if I had the time and read some more, the story would suddenly become compelling. But I don’t have the time.
I have to do the laundry.