This one started off well, but then it lost a lot of steam the longer it went on. It was just a bit too drawn out in my opinion. There was a lot of unnecessary page space given to new baby and family issues that would have probably been better spent on developing the actual mystery. I also didn’t particularly care much for Lucy, and there were a few things the author wrote that rubbed me the wrong way. Especially implying that her husband would have jumped into bed with the attractive murder victim if she had given him any encouragement. Which made ZERO sense for her to say since her husband seemed to be a stand-up guy devoted to Lucy and his family? There were also comments about Yankees being stingy and a nurse being overweight and ugly, so ya, I was just a bit turned off by those things.
WICKED WITCH MURDER — 2.5 STARS
This one takes place several years later. Lucy’s kids who were young in the first book are all grown up now. Disappointedly, this one had ZERO to do with Halloween. Which, if I am honest, was the only reason I requested to review this book in the first place. That said, I did enjoy this one a smidge more than I did the first story. The plot seemed to move along at a better pace. Unfortunately, Lucy continued to be super annoying. She was a huge judgy b!tch and I just couldn’t stand her for most of the book. So yea, it was a little better executed than TRICK OR TREAT MURDER, but still, nothing to write home about.