Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Detective's Secret

I stopped at the hardware store and picked up some wasp spray. One states it has "non-conducting electricity"!  I hope it gets rid of the wasps! I also got some paint samples for the house and kitchen! I just love the colors we have picked.  I will have to photograph them and put them online so you can see them.

The Detective’s Secret by Lesley Thomson is a very long drawn out novel.  Stella and Jack have other jobs, but they have also had success in solving mysteries.  William Frost wants to hire them to find out what really happened to his brother, Rick.  Jack actually saw Rick run and jump in front of a train.  Was it suicide or did someone make him do it?  There is also the mystery of what happened to a man who was locked in a water tower back in the late 1980’s.  The two mysteries are linked.  Stella and Jack work to solve them.

I did not enjoy The Detective’s Secret.  It is a very long and protracted novel with an extremely confusing beginning.  I did not think it would ever end (and I was sorry I ever agreed to read it).  I managed to finish the novel, but my heart was not in it.  The main characters are not likable.  Jack is creepy and likes to say these strange rhymes.  Stella is a worry wart, and I did not like her attitude towards Stanley, the dog (cute little dog).  The only interesting thing in this book was the two mysteries (that were tied together).  I give The Detective’s Secret 2 out of 5 stars (for the mysteries and how they were linked together).  There are a lot of descriptive paragraphs that could have been eliminated (they were completely unnecessary). 

I received a complimentary copy of The Detective’s Secret from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am currently reading Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni.  I hope you have a wonderful, Wednesday evening.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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