Executive Lunch by Maria E. Schneider is the first book in A Sedona O’Hala Mystery series. Sedona O’Hala writes computer code and does testing at Strandfrost. She is an independent young lady who is able to take care of herself. She proves this when three men attack enter the company and attack two employees. The Strandfrost board asks her to pose as an executive (with all the trappings—i.e. clothes, car, and apartment paid for by them) to find out what the men wanted. They know that someone is stealing company funds, but they do not know all the players in the game. Sedona is reluctant to accept their offer. She is happy with current job, but she eventually agrees to help. Steve Huntington is new to the board of directors and will be her contact. Steve sets her up with his new condo, a car, and appropriate clothing. But can Sedona act the part? Will she be able to find the thieves before they discover her deception?
Executive Lunch was just too silly for me. Sedona first is portrayed as an independent woman who can defeat criminals and then she is an idiotic klutz (a contradiction). I had a hard time getting into this book and found myself finally skimming in order to get through it (especially the parts about her job). The writing style made it hard to read (at least for me). This is just not my type of book. I give Executive Lunch 2 out of 5 stars. The book was just lacking for me (in details, character development, plot).
I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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