Monday, February 11, 2013

Moving is Murder

Author: Sara Rosett
Genre: Mystery

3 Stars

Ellie is an Air Force wife who knows something about moving, since she's done it four times in five years.  She and her husband Mitch live off-base for privacy, but she soon discovers that half of their neighbors are in the Air Force.  While she is coming home from a barbeque, she finds one of her neighbors, Cass Vincent, dead on the side of the road.  The police are convinced it is an accident, but Ellie is not so sure.

I really liked the mystery, but there were things that were starting to irritate me not too long into the book.  For one, there seemed to be too many people to keep track of. 

The second thing that irritated me were the many parts that were centered on her daughter.  Yes, I know that she's a baby.  Yes, I get that you breastfeed her.  Yes, I understand that you're a new mother and worry about her.  But I don't need to hear about her diaper changes or feedings.  I don't need to know every single thing that you do for her.  Ellie is like the mother who, when you have lunch with them, take out their thousand pictures of their child and expect you to 'ooh' and 'aah' over every one and tell them that this is the best-looking baby you've ever seen.  It makes you want to hit your head against the wall.

When Ellie wasn't trying to solve the murder, it seemed the rest of the book was all about her daughter.  So much so, that it should have been titled, "Moving is Murder But It's All About My Daughter."  You'd think if she were so concerned about her daughter, that when someone tried to kill her, she would have stopped trying to solve the murder; but no.....

Still, I will probably continue to read this series to see if it is less about her daughter and more about any murder that might occur.

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