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Actual Murder Mystery is an Afterthought
16 December 2018
The actual murder mystery is almost an afterthought in the continuing drama with Jake's mission to find his half-sister.
The murder mystery is well-crafted but is not substantial enough to carry the whole book. Jake's quest fills in the rest of the book. I miss the earlier weightier mysteries in this series.
In this penultimate book in the series, the remaining plot threads are whether Jake succeeds in his mission and whether Hiliary marries again. Even these plot threads lack the tension lacks the high drama of the Janine Mallow story in the middle of the series.