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Reviewed in Australia on 21 December 2017
I was really looking forward to reading the second book in this series but I found this book a bit weak.

Georgie and her entourage are still the main part of the story doing a lot of sitting around and talking and, for the most part, that's enjoyable but it doesn't really drive the story forward in any way. In any mystery the real story is the mystery itself and how the protagonist solves the puzzle. In this one Georgie mostly sat around and waited for clients to come and have their fortunes told - she did nothing really to solve anything. And she talks about how she can't be like the police and go in to ask questions but that is the heart of any mystery story. Sure, it's a bit unbelievable that random amateurs can solve puzzles that the police have no idea about but that's the whole driving premise of the mystery story. Protagonists go in and by their actions they solve the problem. In this story, Georgie was pretty inactive and the (mildly) exciting bits of the story happened more by chance and accident than by any of her actions.

The writing was good and the characters are fun but this book still missed the mark because of the lack of a strong mystery storyline.
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