Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Out of the Blues

I got the best package in the mail today!  A new mini blind for my bedroom!  It might sound silly, but I have had a terrible time finding a blind for this window (the last suffered a cat accident).  It is big (52 inches wide) and I needed to find one that would match the blind on the other window in the room. I finally found one online and it took three weeks to receive it.  I think they must have made it from scratch (strung each little piece on by hand) and then sent it here via camel.  Now I do not have to worry about the sun in my eyes when I am trying to sleep!  Hooray (especially since I do not fall asleep until 3 a.m.).

Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce is the first book in a new series.  Sarah Alt (goes by Salt) has just made detective and has been assigned the Homicide Unit.  Her sergeant gives her a ten-year-old case (cold case) as her first assignment.  It is the death of Michael Anderson, a jazz musician, whose death was ruled accidental (due to drugs).  They received new information from a man in prison (who Salt arrested) and now they are looking at the case again.  Salt starts by talking to the parents and other people who knew and dealt with Mike.  Will she find out the case was murder?  Can Salt manage to stay out of trouble while solving the case (avoid getting shot or hurt)?

Out of the Blues is written how the various character’s talk.  It makes it difficult to read and understand (they all seem to have poor grammar).   It makes it difficult to read and understand (they all seem to have poor grammar).  The book has no flow (it is awkwardly written).   This is the first book in a new series, but it is written like a book in the middle of a series (makes it confusing).  The blurb made it sound like a good book with an enjoyable mystery.  I was extremely disappointed.  I was never able to get into this story and I did not like the characters.  I gave Out of the Blues 1 out of 5 stars.  I was frustrated by this book and really did not want to finish it.  Out ofthe Blues was just not my type of book.

I received a complimentary copy of Out of the Blues from NetGalley and First to Read in exchange for an honest review.

I am off to enjoy dinner and, of course, read.  Have an enjoyable evening, take care, and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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