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1991 original publication, not 2015
24 April 2015
Ignore the 2015 publisher date in the Amazon listing - the original publication was 1991! I found some of the old South attitudes very grating on my modern sensibilities. I wasn't aware of how far back its original publication was, but mentions of faxes and the racist attitudes of certain characters made me check. Reprints should be clearly labelled, even if this is a "first publication" for e-book or a publisher. Love Nora's modern titles and all her JD Robb titles but dislike this trend of her publishers repackaging old works in new covers without clear labelling.
As an artifact of its time, the romance and suspense build up well but it hasn't aged all that well otherwise. I did figure out who the murderer was just before the characters did, so it was well-plotted and the characters felt true to me.